the area, just visiting, or a life-long resident of southwest
Florida - here is your chance to have some fun and to make new
friends by attending activities provided by GSN, the Gay Social
Network of Southwest Florida.
|| Board Meeting - Glen Gygax's Home
|| Second Saturday Potluck - 6:30 PM
Adventures at Ridgeway 6:00 PM
||PFLAG Naples 7:00 PM
Go Bowling" 6:30 PM
Years Eve Boat & Fire Works
Here for Reservations
|Mon 7th||GSN Board Meeting TBD|
|Wed 9th||GSN at the Phil: Gloria Gaynor & Village People 8:00 PM|
|Sat 12th ||2nd Saturday Potluck 6:30 PM|
|Sat 26th||GSN Let's Go Bowling - Naples - 6:30 PM|
more information, view November's newsletter HERE.
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Click on the “Join” button. You will be directed to the
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Creating a GLBT Coalition in Lee County
member Matt Stark is working to organize a GLBT organization or
coalition in Lee County that will be engaged in public education
as well as lobbying to enact GLBT friendly legislation throughout
Lee County and the rest of the State of Florida. Matt
envisions that such a coalition would bring together organizations
and individuals from such entities as the ACLU of Lee County,
the Unitarian Universalist and MCC churches of Ft. Myers, members
of GSN, representatives from the gay student alliances at FGCU
and Edison College, and other interested individuals and GLBT
supportive organizations. If you are interested in helping
to develop such a coalition, contact Matt at (239) 225 6614 (from
May to October call  377-2211) or send him an email.
Editor’s Note: Dr. Matt Stark is the former executive director
of the American Civil Liberties Union of Minnesota and served
as the 2008 Grand Marshall for the Twin Cities Pride Festival
in Minneapolis-St. Paul. He and his wife Terri have a residence
in Ft. Myers and became members of GSN last fall.
Collier County Non-Discrimination Council
Collier County Non-Discrimination Coalition (CCNDC) is an organization
with a mission “to promote the passage and implementation
of a nondiscrimination ordinance in Collier County that will include
age, race, color, creed, religion, national origin, ancestry,
disability, familial status, veterans’ status, marital status,
sex, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation and physical
characteristics as enumerated categories. The ordinance will provide
for investigation, enforcement and community education relating
to its provisions.”
GSN, along with many other local and national organizations, is
a supporting member of CCNDC and encourages the GSN membership
to become familiar with CCNDC, its mission, and services. Information
regarding CCNDC is available from its website
or by writing to CCNDC, P.O Box 351, Naples, FL 34106.
In addition, CCNDC maintains a phone line (239) 436-7999 that
can used to report complaints of discrimination. If you feel that
you or someone you know has been discriminated against, you should
The Naples Area Gay Support Group:
Meets every Tuesday at 7:15 PM in North Naples
For Further Information Call 239-597-2206.
Here for questions or comments via email.
Parents Families and Friends
of Lesbians and Gays meets at 7:00 pm on the third Thursday of
each month at the Naples United Church of Christ, 5200 Crayton
Road, Naples, 34103 (corner of Seagate Drive and Crayton Road
- across from the Naples Grande Hotel).
This is a family based support group serving families with gay
children (and the gay family members as well), who may be in need
of support and acceptance. Everyone is welcome! For more
details call the information line at 239-513-4568 or you can send
your questions via e-mail.