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The BeanScene: Will The Center’s new Young Women’s Discussion Group become a sewing circle?

Up Front

Adele is right about one thing, ladies: Rumor has it.

And if that tricky little bugger rumor has you too, chances are that you’re screwed.

We’ve all been in the midst of a gossip storm before. Sometimes, it ain’t pretty. Like a grown-up game of telephone, whatever was originally intended is rarely what ends up being repeated.

You let it slip that so-and-so slept with you-know-who a time or two, and suddenly so-and-so is getting high fives across the board or getting called a slut behind her back, depending on the crowd.

Lucky for me, I have always been rather unpopular with crowds that suffer from this. My abilities as a social chameleon don’t add up to snuff where gossip is concerned.

So naturally, when I heard about The Center’s new Twenty-Somethings Women’s Discussion Group beginning Tuesday, December 20 at 7 pm, I was a little suspicious.

The discussion groups I’ve ever attended have been religious-based, youth-group type deals, and those are particularly good at bringin’ the dramz. Sure, you might go to talk about Jesus, but all you reeeallly want to talk about is how hot/unfortunate-looking/depressed and delving into alcoholism X, Y, and Z are.

Perhaps if you’re single, you go to meet a P.Y.T. for the first few weeks and then never show up again.

Depending on the group or people, discussion groups can be enlightening, engaging, and an all-around good time. Although sometimes, they can cause shouting matches.

I sincerely hope The Center's new endeavor to bring young women into their fine establishment succeeds.

I’d attend myself to watch what happens if I didn’t work a weird evening shift at my other job. I love meeting new people and hearing about the experiences of others, so I’m sort of bummed I can’t go.

If you go to the first meeting on December 20th, please shoot me a line at beanscene92103@gmail.com and let me know what was discussed, how you thought it went, etc.

That would be most excellent!

The San Diego Gay & Lesbian Center is located at 3909 Centre Street in Hillcrest.

The Weekly To-Do

Tonight, check out the FlawLes Holiday Party at Eden San Diego from 6 pm to 11 pm. There’s no cover and FlawLes will be auctioning off dates with their team members!

Also happening tonight is Hillcrest’s Taste N’ Tinis. From 5 pm to 9 pm, $25 dollars buys you a walking tour of the most fabulous neighborhood in San Diego,with tasty bites from your favorite local spots and holiday-themed martinis!

Tomorrow night, the party people of Rivalry are hosting a Naughty or Nice Party at the Brass Rail. DJ dirtyKURTY will be spinning the hottest tracks till 2 am!

On Sunday night, the studs from the San Diego Drag Kings Club will put on a show titled, Family Matters for the Holidays at The Flame at 7 pm. Family Matters is a program run by The Center, specifically for LGBT parents and those considering starting a family. This holiday-themed fundraiser will
offer entertainment from the Drag Kings and many guest performances. Master of Ceremonies will be Regina Styles and Granny Pearl. Cover will be $7.00 and there will be raffles, too.

On Monday night, take the family to the Moscow Ballet’s The Nutcracker at Copley Symphony Hall at 7:30 pm. The Nutcracker is one of those holiday traditions that shouldn’t be missed. It’s a classic!

On Tuesday night, after you’re done at the The Center’s discussion group (see my commentary above), check out Ruby Tuesdays at Ruby Room. Tori Roze presents this weekly program, featuring the music of some truly talented women.

The Venue Menu

Peruse this list at your leisure—These are the hottest lesbian nights around town.

Thursdays - Repent at Rich’s Nightclub.

Fridays – Soul Kiss at The Flame.

Saturdays – Femme Fatale at Numbers.

Sundays – Ladies Night at Bourbon Street.

All Day, Every Day – Check out the action at Gossip Grill.

Sandy is a staff writer and lesbian social columnist for SDGLN. She holds a BA in English from San Diego State University yet works mainly in the healthcare industry. Sandy previously worked as a staff writer and copy editor for San Diego State's independent and student-lead The Daily Aztec reviewing concerts and films. She enjoys iced coffee, orangutans, and Balboa Park. But then again, who doesn't? Sandy can be reached at BeanScene92103@gmail.com.