There was a time after Uni when in between jobs when I lost regular contact with other lesbians. I had been diagnosed with an incurable degenerative condition and was struggling to find funding for further study. I got myself in a bit of a rut.
Quite peculiarly I began to try and fit into a straight world and look more feminine. Strange that, as I had always been out and proud. Now that I have been embraced by the discussion group I’m happy to be tomboyish again. It is so important to have lesbian friends and role models and a space to call our own, especially in London.
I found a wonderful acceptance at the group; full of strong, friendly loving women. I formed friendships that I treasure and found the strength to move home and create a better life for myself. I don’t know where I would be today without the lesbian discussion group. Long may it last.