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The "L" Word

Fall Meeting Schedule and Topics: Bimonthly on Mondays from 6:30 p.m. - 8 p.m.


Date Topic
August 27
Introduction
learn more about this new identity group, future discussion topics, and the facilitators
September 10     Stereotypes and Labels
discuss labels within the community and consider the most common stereotypes
September 24 Relationships and Breakups
share you relationship and breakup stories
October 8 Coming Out
share your coming out story or listen to others, discuss the lessons learned through the process
October 22 Sex-Ed
discuss different definitions and practices of healthy, safe relationships
November 5 Removing the taboo on female sexuality
discuss the effect of society's gender normative roles
November 19 Building families
a discussion on building your own "family"

Discussion and Information

The "L" Word is a peer-led discussion group that allows female/feminine and lesbian spectrum identified individuals to meet and discuss a wide range of topics on coming out, relationships, labels, family dynamics, etc. The discussion group is open to all individuals falling on the female/feminine spectrum, including but not limited to: nonbinary, gender nonconforming and trans, bisexual women, queer folks, and questioning.

 

Contact the group facilitators — Vivian or Jesselyn for more information on the group. Please note that The "L" Word is a peer group and that there is no mental health counselor or other accredited professional available at these events.

Social and Discussion Group Policy

The "L" Word is a peer-led discussion group that allows female/feminine and lesbian spectrum identified individuals to meet and discuss a wide range of topics on coming out, relationships, labels, family dynamics, etc. The discussion group is open to all individuals falling on the female/feminine spectrum, including but not limited to: nonbinary, gender nonconforming and trans, bisexual women, queer folks, and questioning.

 

Contact the group facilitators — Vivian or Jesselyn for more information on the group. Please note that The "L" Word is a peer group and that there is no mental health counselor or other accredited professional available at these events.

All The "L" Word participants must be currently enrolled in classes at the University of North Florida. Special considerations will be made for college students at FSCJ, JU, or another college/university. One-time exceptions may be made for visitors by contacting Dwan Love-Dinkens at d.love@unf.edu at least one week prior to their preferred visit. A one-time exception is not necessarily guaranteed.

 

The primary mission of these groups, as well as the UNF LGBT Resource Center, is to support LGBTQIA+ college students. Due to increasing attendance and need, the Center can no longer support community members within support and social groups. In addition to the scope of the Center’s mission, social groups must also follow safety and confidentiality agreements and safe space guidelines, which restrict most areas of service to college students and the campus community.