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Montco LGBT and Friends Offer County Meet-Ups

A social group of LGBT friends offers good times, support and fun.

It isn't the city. Montgomery County is surely a suburb. Somehow, that difference in geography can make it harder for those in the Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgendered community, often known as "LGBT," to find support.

Within Philadelphia, there are a multitude of support groups, meeting spaces and well-known centers of community, of friendships, of social organizations for the LGBT persons. But, what really is there in Montgomery County?

Search no further. Meetup.com has the answer for you.

With 109 members in a "peace-loving" social network, MontCo LGBT and Friends offers just that.

"This group is being formed to bring together in a friendly, understanding and nurturing environment," explained the group's page on Meetup.com. "To my knowledge there is no such group locally, without having to travel into Philly."

The group's organizer is listed only as "Sandy C." She has created the group for a multitude of reasons.

"Our purpose will be to get together socially, enjoy each others company, form friendships and relationships," explained Sandy C. on the group's page.

She said that she doesn't soley set the schedule of events. Instead, she takes input from the entire group.

"As a group [we] decide what it is we want to be and the things we want to do," she said.

The current meet-ups offer a very wide variety of activities. From visits to a wine school, to rock climbing days, there are active, social, low-key, quiet, fun, loud ... events of really all kinds on this page.

Occasionaly, members of the group ask if others want to make a political stance, such as one listed on Thursday, May 23 at 4 p.m., asking if others would like to "Protest Against Anti-Gay Sports Camp." Only one member has said they'd attend.

Other more laid back events are scheduled, too. On Sunday, June 9, at 1 p.m., at least five members are going "Walking @ Peace Valley."

Currently, the group shows 10 reviews, with all positive notes. Some call it a "friendly group" or a "great group," while others say "so far so good" or call it "completely enjoyable."

One calls the group "Absolutely the best humans around!"

For more information on the MeetUp.com group, visit the Montco LGBT and Friends homepage here.

Steven Long May 15, 2013 at 02:46 PM
Where are the articles about Heterosexuals looking for a non-sexual good time? Why promote homosexuality, and a group orgy? This sort of stuff is often found on Craigslist ... why are you promoting promiscuity? More signs of social decay ... and the press is once again the culprit!
Spud May 15, 2013 at 02:47 PM
John, your comment is completely wrong. 1- It was a quote, not commentary from The Patch 2- The quote is in reference to the GROUP having the best people around. It does not claim that all homosexuals are the best humans around
Spud May 15, 2013 at 02:48 PM
"it's so hard being a heterosexual man in this heterosexual male driven society. wah"
Ann Hankins May 15, 2013 at 09:19 PM
The reason we " promote" such gatherings and events is because we like to have orgy's and be promiscuous and are doing our BEST to collapse society as we know it.........oh wait, maybe it's just to go hang out with like minded people who don't view us as social pariahs...
HasPrioritiesInOrder May 16, 2013 at 06:34 PM
The Q is John Q Public's name stands for queer. He just didn't anyone to know since he's not out yet. There is nothing wrong with the Patch informing readers about this group. I missed the line about them having group orgies. I bet it was some hot reading too... ;)

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