Gay Men's Discussion Group

Knoxville, Tennessee

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We meet each Monday from 7:30pm to 9:00pm
at the Tennessee Valley Unitarian Universalist Church, 2931 Kingston Pike.

We hold facilitated discussion on topics and issues relevant to local gay men in a safe and open environment. Newcomers are always welcome

Per the CDC, in Knox County the current Covid risk level is now Low. TVUUC is following the Low protocol and masks are optional in indoor spaces. TVUUC asks that in-person attendees be fully vaccinated and maintain social distance.

The meeting is simulcast on Zoom for those who wish to join us virtually.

Zoom Link Meeting ID: 295 613 556 Password: 654321

September 2023 ~ Topics                 
 4 – Labor Day – No Meeting -Eating at The Core 5pm
11 – Open Discussion
18 – What Not to Say on Your Online Dating Profile
25 – What Are the Most Appropriate Times to Be Out
30 years together

The group is open to anyone to drop in each week; no long-term commitment is required to join. Attendance varies from 10 to 16. Most attendees are between 30 and 75. Dress is casual. There is no charge for the group, but giving $1 per person for room use if you can is appreciated. The only Mondays we don't hold meetings are on holidays and the Monday after Christmas.

Past Topics

Dating disasters Guest Speakers on LGBTQ+ Issues
Bullying, past and present Show and Tell (tell something about yourself)
My most embarrassing gay moment My favorite person or gay event
Transgender issues My favorite gay myth
The Economics of Gay Money My Winter Reading/Video List
Coming out to family Butching it up
Reconciling religion and Homosexuality Trust issues in a relationship
My first date My holiday traditions
Long-term relationships Negotiating for safer sex
Stereotypes Gay men and strong mothers - myth or truth
How to ask someone out When and If I should come out
How AIDS has Changed us and Society I've given up on dating
The Politics of Homophobia How much am I willing to give up for a relationship?
My weirdest coming out experience The Joys/Perils of Online Dating
Gay siblings and relatives Is there a Gay Spirituality

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