As overwhelmingly requested, TCBS presents our newest club:
LBGTQ+ and ALLIES MEET-UP: Comics & More!
FIRST MEETING: Saturday, January 28th from 4p-6p
Join us in sharing and learning about comics & pop-culture,
with a focus on gay and transgender communities.
This is a space for people to speak freely, in an environment that
fosters understanding and education.
Good intentions are always assume, and empathetic understanding
is readily offered.
ALL WELCOME, JUST BE NICE!!
As with all our TCBS clubs, we’re here to be the place our community needs.
General Club Overview
The first few meet-ups will be getting to know each other and finding out
what everyone wants from the group.
For the first half-hour or so folks can meet and mingle, browse The Shop, and get settled. Then we’ll have an official welcome and introductions.
We’ll share comics & pop-culture news and discuss what we’ve been reading/watching/listening to. Might have a snack.
There will also be Book Club! The group will choose a graphic novel to read and discuss; That book will be 25% off for the month, just like our other club books!
*First meet-up will NOT have a group book. See below for our suggestions!
At this point we don’t have a set schedule for LBGT+ and Allies Group, nor do we have a cool club name, so we’ll figure those things out as we go.
Bitch Planet, Image
Strangers in Paradise, Abstract Studios
Angela: Queen of Hel, Marvel
Jem & the Holograms, IDW
Batwoman: Elegy, DC
Gotham Central, DC
the Wicked + the Divine, Image
Young Avengers, Marvel
We hope to see you there!
Notes for a Good LBGT+ and Allies Meet-Up
Confidentiality! Our discussions will get into sensitive topics and personal stories will be shared, so the Vegas Rule is in effect: No sharing of personal details outside of this group. It’s oK to use general and vague references, but not specific names, etc.
Find the Positive It may take some work, but purposefully finding a positive or constructive way to approach a difficulty is essential to growth. We’ll help each other.
You Speak for Yourself We all belong to many groups but we are not their sole representatives. One may share their own experiences but they do not speak for an entire community.
Don’t Yuck Their Yum Everybody’s different, so don’t pass judgement. We’re all adults, ok?
Ask for Direction, Not an Explanation It’s not the job of the oppressed to educate the oppressor. Before you ask a question that can be answered by a websearch, consider if you’re asking the best question.
Yield the Floor Folks who speak more freely must actively let others have a turn.
Ouch/Oops If something hurtful is said, saying “Ouch,” can let that be known. “Oops”
acknowledges the error and opens the way for considerate correction.