LGBT2Q+ Men's Social Network
What: The purpose of the Men’s Social Network is to connect men-identified members of Guelph-Wellington's LGBTQ2+ community in a social setting that is judgment-free, welcoming, and safe. These meetings are a fun and no-pressure way to make new friends in a sober environment.
When: The group meets on the last Monday of every month from 7pm to 9pm. There will be tea and coffee provided. Participants are encouraged to bring their own snacks or snacks to share!
Where: Out on the Shelf, second floor of 10C, 42 Carden Street, Guelph.
Accessibility: The building is fully accessible with gender-neutral, accessible washrooms and an elevator that services every floor.
** please ring the doorbell and listen for the door to unlock. Stairs to the 2nd floor are directly after the front desk through the fire door to the left. The elevator is just past the stairs also to the left.
*** if you are feeling that you do not want to show up to the group alone please contact the facilitators via private message to post to the group to find a buddy to meet you before the event starts.
Facilitators: Dan Forestell and Terry Keleher.
Group Mandate: The mandate is to create a safe space for discussion of topics relevant to our challenges/successes as a community as well as to provide an opportunity to meet other men, to socialize and plan enjoyable social outings. Respect of one another is expected.
This group is a social group that operates under the non-profit organization Out on the Shelf. Members and participants must adhere to the group’s shared values. These values include respecting ourselves and others, practicing confidentiality, being inclusive, friendly, and non-judgmental, being aware of the space and the time that we take up, and always keeping in mind that we can disagree but still get along. Participants should expect casual and light conversations, friendly faces, understanding, respect, and no pressure in a laid-back environment. We also welcome all participants to share their questions, suggestions, and feedback to the group page on Facebook, in a private message to either of the facilitators, or via a private conversation with either of them.
By participating in the group, you agree to adhere to this mandate. Participation includes in-person scheduled meetings and any interactions on the Men's Social Network Facebook group or the Out on the Shelf’s Facebook or Instagram pages.
Out on the Shelf is an inclusive LGBTQ2+ library and resource centre that provides a safe space for all members of the LGBTQ2+ community and their allies.