First Monday of every month
7 - 8:30 PM in the Diversity Classroom, door #2
For several years a Women’s Coming Out Support Group has met at Diversity Richmond and has helped countless numbers of women who are dealing with the joys, and possible consequences of coming out. The group presently meets the first Monday of every month from 7:00 p.m. – 8:30 p.m. in the Diversity Classroom, entrance #2, 1407 Sherwood Avenue, 23220.
The meetings offer a safe place to share coming out journeys.Â People attend who range from the newly-out to those who have been out for longer periods of time. Some women who participate have come out to a few individuals; some, none at all. Oftentimes attendees are either in heterosexual marriages or separated. Some have children and are seeking support and resources as they move through the coming out process. Attendance includes of a wide range of ages, from 18 to 65+. The ages of group attendees generally varies from the mid-twenties to mid-fifties.
Many of the attendees come regularly to offer support to those newly out. Most everyone who attends is seeking information on resources and social outlets to meet other women in a safe and non-threatening environment. The meetings are not designed to serve as therapy groups and all attendees are expected to respect the confidentiality of others.
Free parking is available on Sherwood Avenue or in the Diversity parking lot located on the east end of the building.
For more information, please contact the group co-facilitator, Loretta Mountcastle, at 804 291 8676 or email. The group is co-sponsored by Diversity Richmond and Metropolitan Community Church of Richmond. There is no charge to attend and the attire is casual.