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    I've decided to come out at uni, so i went to try and find the lgbt society stall today but i couldn't find it - i go to quite a large uni, there must've been at least fifty stalls. Would it be okay if i just turned up for an event next week? And also i'm quite shy and introverted (but i'm able to make conversation well enough i think)- will there be other people like this there?
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    whats an introvert?
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    whats an introvert?
    It means my social skills are fine, i'm able to make conversation but i usually feel tired when i have to meet and make conversation with several people for a long time. Basically i'm quite reserved and like being alone, so sometimes that can make forcing myself to talk to people a bit tiring.
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    The society probably has a website if it's a biggish uni, if not, you could try finding out who's in charge (or just anyone involved) and emailing them so they know to expect someone else. But I doubt there'd be any problem with just turning up, really.

    Also, come hang out in the LGBT Chat Thread here. :yep:

    EDIT: Realised I didn't say anything about the introvertedness - I'd imagine there are people with most personality types, although you might find different people on a club night to a tea-and-biscuits meeting. But if you can make conversation, you should be fine.
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    Not every homosexual is a raving camp-fest, so you're bound to fit in whether you're a social butterfly or extremely shy. I'm not exactly the life-of-the-party; I'd class myself as an introvert, but since I'm currently on the look for a girlfriend I've shied away from joining my Uni's LGBT soc.

    Honestly though, having run a society and seen how things are from both sides of the fence (member and committee), you don't have to panic. Members of societies will interact and mingle, particularly at the start of the year; and the Committee makes sure that people get to know each other, and even if you don't strike it off with any of the members at first, I'm sure there'll be friendly committee members who'll keep you company, or take you around and introduce you. After all, societies are all about meeting different types of people from all walks of life.

    Enjoy your first year at Uni, and never look back
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    Thanks That makes me feel better. The uni has a website because it's quite big, so i think i'll just pop along next week and hope there were other people who didn't see them at the society fair.
 
 
 
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