We welcome everyone and anyone in Lakeside Pride. Do you want to find the band nerds who also have other things in common with you? Look no further. This are casual groups that gather at their own discretion. This is a way for us as members to find new group friends that we have something else in common with. Want to start an affinity group? Email email@example.com and we will get you set up!
Are you bi-sexual or pan-sexual and wish you had a few other bi or pan friends? Look no further! This can be a fun hang out group or a safe place to talk about problems or whatever we want of it. Email Anne Pluchar at firstname.lastname@example.org for more information!
Interested in joining a book club that celebrates one of our country's most fabulous art forms?? We're starting up a Broadway Book Club! Once a season (or so?) we'll pick a book that a musical is based on, read it independently, then get together at someone's home to discuss and watch the actual show--with hopeful field trips to see the shows live in Chicago as well! Email Brandon Strawn at email@example.com for more information!
Do you love movies or tv shows? Do you wish you had someone to talk to about that epic season finale or your love for a character? Then consider joining our newly formed Cinema Club. For more information, please reach out to us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Do you knit? Crochet? Sew? Weave? Something else with fibers that I can't think of right now? Ever wanted to join a stitch n bitch? Yeah, me too. Lets make our own! Are you new to fiber arts and really wanted to try but don't know where to start? You should come too! This is a casual, peer learning, fun hang, and nerd out with your fellow fiber artists! Email Melissa Terrell at email@example.com for more information!
Are you a member or friend of Lakeside Pride who is HIV+? You are not alone! We are a social group for members who are poz to gather regularly and be happy and healthy in a caring and confidential community of friends. If you are interested in learning more, please send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org. We have arranged for your confidential email to be sent directly to the organizer of the group who is also poz and a member of it. Together, we are stronger, safer, and happier!
Are you a person of color looking to share our cross-cultural experience in LGBTQ and Lakeside Pride communities? Look no further! Currently looking to start this as a social group that meets roughly seasonally, but if people are interested in meeting more frequently and shifting to more focused discussions, I'm open to that too! Email email@example.com for more information!
Lakeside Pride's first transgender affinity group, Gender Expansive, is a space for all transgender, gender non-conforming, and non-binary people. The name Gender Expansive was chosen to honor that not everyone identifies with certain labels, and we aim to be as inclusive as possible. Wherever you are on your gender journey, this group will serve as your one-stop shop for social meetups and support to better strengthen the community from within! Please reach out to firstname.lastname@example.org if you're interested.