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    What is this like? The uni press always say it's like a meat market but I'm sure it's not that bad.

    As someone who's come out recently and is still getting over it and a complete beginner to the gay scene, what would you recommend I do to meet gay people?

    I went to their Icebreaker last term: it was really unfriendly and I left

    Is it usually better than this? What's an event like and how open in the soc. to new people?

    Thanks.
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    I'm kinda in the same boat. I've not been to any LGBT events. I might go next term. I've been to tru on a sunday a couple of times which was fun.
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    Now you see I'd really like to know about the LGBT scene in York as well. I've recently come out and will be moving to York for uni in october, obviously both things coming at once is a little tricky and I was hoping there was a good LGBT community that could support me to some extent.
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    I've got a friend who was in LGBT for the past three years, and generally the impression I got from him is that it can be a bit of a mixed bag. Obviously as a society that generally focuses on socialising, a lot of it boils down to how nice the people are. Such is going to vary year-on-year as people come and go from the uni, so it's rather hard to predict what the intake will be like (I'm sure you're all wonderful people of course :p:).

    LGBT Social, on the whole, is a pretty well-run society. They have regular Sunday outings to the nightclub Tru, and some non-drinking events hosted on Thursdays. The only issue I take with these events is the names they tend to come up with (Gayzer Quest... *cringe*), but having never actually been to any of them I can't really tell you what they're like beyond that.

    Personally, I'd just dive in and give it a go, that's what I did with the societies I joined. If you never try you'll never know, so just get down to a couple of events and see what it's like. You only live once, and more importantly, you're only ever at uni once.
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    Thanks for the replies.

    Hey Dez I've met/heard about you somewhere before (I recognise your name)! Outdoor soc or Maths, I don't know. I'm afraid I'm not keen on nightclubs with people I hardly know -- was hoping to chat to people at a quieter location! I see you're straight: do a lot of straight people go to those gay events? ('Cause it might help persuade my straight friend to come with me.)
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    (Original post by Usar)
    Hey Dez I've met/heard about you somewhere before (I recognise your name)! Outdoor soc or Maths, I don't know.
    Most likely both. :p:

    (Original post by Usar)
    I'm afraid I'm not keen on nightclubs with people I hardly know -- was hoping to chat to people at a quieter location! I see you're straight: do a lot of straight people go to those gay events? ('Cause it might help persuade my straight friend to come with me.)
    Well as I said before I've never been to these events, though Sunday Tru is usually occupied by a fair number of straight people (AFAIK it's gone back to being "closet night" rather than gay night). Certainly you won't get exorcised for being straight, and not everyone present will be camp.

    Thursdays are the non-club event nights, so you'll have something quieter to do then. There'll no doubt be bars and pubs to visit as well, it is York after all.
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    (Original post by Usar)
    Thanks for the replies.

    Hey Dez I've met/heard about you somewhere before (I recognise your name)! Outdoor soc or Maths, I don't know. I'm afraid I'm not keen on nightclubs with people I hardly know -- was hoping to chat to people at a quieter location! I see you're straight: do a lot of straight people go to those gay events? ('Cause it might help persuade my straight friend to come with me.)
    You can always go and make friends but not go out on the nights out, just meet up with those you met independently.

    Plus I've been out with my gay friend loads to gay socials and I'm straight. I'm sure plenty of straight friends will happily provide support, it gives them something to do if nothing else.
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    What are these non-club events like? What sort of thing do you do?
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    Hi, the non-drinking events tend to vary week-to-week, this term we have had things like pizza+movie, gaming (wii games, and cards against humanity), we also do forays into town, such as a tour around York cocoa house (lots of great chocolate!). we also head along to a campus bar some Saturdays for a burger and chips lunch!
 
 
 
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