Going to my first LGBT Meeting

Banks, Oregon
April 23, 2017 2:16pm CST
So for about 10 months me and several other Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Trans people have met and discussed issues that effect us. And shared events and and were open as a safe place for even those still closeted. Well we have decided today to be our first in face meeting I am super nervous as it feels like a first date, I hope everything goes well and this isn't the first and last meeting.
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• United States
23 Apr 17
It is good you are doing this Chris. Always good to get 'out' as it goes haha Hope you meet some nice others there. Maybe someone will bring some nice treats too.
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• Banks, Oregon
23 Apr 17
It should be fun we are meeting at a very nice restaurant
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• United States
23 Apr 17
@chrissbergstrom Oh nice that will be cozy.
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• Banks, Oregon
23 Apr 17
@TiarasOceanView yes it should be fun I think there will be 5 or 6 of us so not a large group
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@dragon54u (31617)
• United States
23 Apr 17
I think everyone would find it rewarding to actually meet in person those that they have only met online. Am I understanding it right, those meetings were online? I think it's a great idea to meet. You can't shake hands, hug, or rub someone's back virtually and physical contact--even eye contact--is a great way to bond and build trust. I hope it's a great first meeting and one of many.
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• Banks, Oregon
23 Apr 17
Yes we have mutual friends, and some I have seen around but as far as meeting no we haven't but we are all local....
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@Basilo (621)
23 Apr 17
yeah, it looks so crazy meeting someone for the first time. firstly, you may feel so nervous but afterward everything goes well
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• Banks, Oregon
23 Apr 17
Yes and it is a group and they are going to be looking to me for guidance and I am not any more well qualified then them.....
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@Basilo (621)
23 Apr 17
@chrissbergstrom oh, I feel this now. exactly you can feel more than nervous coz you still don't understand the capabilities of each individual
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• Banks, Oregon
23 Apr 17
@Basilo yes and I hope I don't have to do all the talking I want all to participate in discussions
@Happy2BeMe (74743)
• Canada
23 Apr 17
Thsy is wonderful. I am sure everything will go well.
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• Banks, Oregon
24 Apr 17
It was fun
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@Happy2BeMe (74743)
• Canada
24 Apr 17
@chrissbergstrom glad to hear.
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• Banks, Oregon
24 Apr 17
@Happy2BeMe Thanks i am so overjoyed about this i really need more friends, and it is great to have some that i share a big part of my life in common with.
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@Courtlynn (66133)
• United States
23 Apr 17
I hope things go well. Have a good evening.
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• Banks, Oregon
24 Apr 17
It was alot of fun
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@Courtlynn (66133)
• United States
24 Apr 17
@chrissbergstrom yay! So more meetings?
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• Banks, Oregon
24 Apr 17
@Courtlynn Yes many more so far we don't have a date for the next one but hopefully that will change soon!
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@Corbin5 (106593)
• United States
23 Apr 17
I, too, hope this meeting goes well. Having a group that provides support and understanding really does seem to benefit so many people who understand the joys and struggles of the members.
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• Banks, Oregon
24 Apr 17
It was so much fun really loved.it
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@Corbin5 (106593)
• United States
24 Apr 17
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@Shavkat (62709)
• Philippines
23 Apr 17
I am sure it would be a great face-to-face meeting with them. This is the best venue for every members to share idead and opinions about certain issues or concerns.
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• Banks, Oregon
23 Apr 17
Yes it will be fun and interesting
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@Shavkat (62709)
• Philippines
25 Apr 17
@chrissbergstrom How's the first meeting?
@amadeo (65995)
• United States
23 Apr 17
you will be fine there Chris Mike and I used to do this in our early years.Meet people discuss etc.You will be great. Good luck.Let me know how you make out there.
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• Banks, Oregon
24 Apr 17
I will write a post soon it was great fun great people
23 Apr 17
Go for it and have fun.
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• Banks, Oregon
23 Apr 17
Thanks I will try
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23 Apr 17
@chrissbergstrom Are you really nervous?
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• Banks, Oregon
23 Apr 17
@TheInvisibleMan yes nervous and insecure...
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@NJChicaa (40367)
• United States
23 Apr 17
Good luck with it. Don't be nervous. This is an important thing that you are doing!
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• Banks, Oregon
24 Apr 17
It was awesome.so glad I did it
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@NJChicaa (40367)
• United States
24 Apr 17
@chrissbergstrom good for you!!!!
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• Banks, Oregon
24 Apr 17
@NJChicaa Thank you i can't wait for our next meeting!
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@marguicha (94915)
• Chile
23 Apr 17
It is a pity that this is still a difficult issue instead of a normal part of your (and everybody´s) life.
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• Banks, Oregon
23 Apr 17
We all got together after we heard about the Pulse Night Club shooting we were all very angry and afraid, we are supposed to be ourselves and going to a club is one of the few places we feel so free to he open and kiss our lover and hold them tight so hearing that a place like that was attacked rocked us all to the core we had planned to meet sooner but it was so hard to find time....
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@marguicha (94915)
• Chile
23 Apr 17
@chrissbergstrom I´m so sorry! They anyone do something to the shooters?
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@Juliaacv (30421)
• Canada
24 Apr 17
I hope that the meeting went well and everyone remained honest and supportive.
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• Banks, Oregon
24 Apr 17
It really went very well, i am so happy about it!
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@Juliaacv (30421)
• Canada
24 Apr 17
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@CRK109 (14465)
• United States
24 Apr 17
I really hope things went well for all of you! I understand the nerves and I'm sure most of the others feel the same way! How many of you attended the meeting and did it go better than expected? fingers crossed!
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• Banks, Oregon
24 Apr 17
6 people in total and it went much better then expected!
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@CRK109 (14465)
• United States
24 Apr 17
@chrissbergstrom That's great! A new chapter has begun and you all have the beginnings of a great support system. What's better than that? It's something we all need.
@TheSojourner (17454)
• United States
24 Apr 17
I already read about it, and know it went well!
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• Banks, Oregon
24 Apr 17
Hehe yes it was so fun I already feel like I have life long friends with them!
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@sjvg1976 (18386)
• Delhi, India
24 Apr 17
I wish everything goes well and you may enjoy and have fun
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• Banks, Oregon
24 Apr 17
it went great
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@jaboUK (53940)
• United Kingdom
24 Apr 17
I hope things go well for you all, good luck.
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• Banks, Oregon
24 Apr 17
It was great
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@skydream (1159)
• Agate, Colorado
24 Apr 17
That sounds like a great idea and helpful to many people! Have fun hope its not the last one
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• Banks, Oregon
24 Apr 17
Thanks i think there will be many more in the future!
@teamfreak16 (41181)
• Colorado Springs, Colorado
23 Apr 17
Hope it goes well. Have fun!
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• Banks, Oregon
24 Apr 17
It was great fun about to write a post about it
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@TRBRocks420 (77698)
• Banks, Oregon
23 Apr 17
Hope all goes well with the meeting be careful.
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• Banks, Oregon
24 Apr 17
It was alot of fun really great people one of the ladies is moms age the other three guys are my age or.slightly older and one girl in her mid twenties
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@bunnybon7 (36537)
• Holiday, Florida
23 Apr 17
thats a great idea. what are you nervous about? hopefully they are the people they say they are. now i am nervous also. be careful that these are who they say they are. do you know any from real time/ your area that is?
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• Banks, Oregon
24 Apr 17
Yes we all have mutual friends and I do know two of them personally
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