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    friend of dorothy

    have been on qm2 a few times with my civil partner and have attempted to join in the friends of dorothy meetings.we were firmly told that these groups were only open to gay men not women and we werent welcome.why?


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    When I was on the Summit in January they also had a friends of Lois, does anyone know what this is ?

    Sorry I haven't answered your question but it is kind of on topic.


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    When I was on the Summit in January they also had a friends of Lois, does anyone know what this is ?

    Sorry I haven't answered your question but it is kind of on topic.
    Here's some info:

    Friends of Lois is an email group with a strong focus on Al-Anon recovery. We generally have one new topic per week and ask every member who is able to share on the topic. Shares are limited to topics, one of the Steps, Traditions, Concepts or a request for help; no announcements or off-topic chat. We have a separate list which serves as a forum for occasional business issues and for group conscience discussions. Subscribing to Friends of Lois automatically subscribes one to the business list, but the member may opt off the business list at any time without affecting their Friends of Lois membership.
    Friends of Lois grew originally by word of mouth (or email) and is made up mostly of people who were on AOL. Our meeting has existed for several years and is registered as an online group with Al-Anon World Service Office. This means we are also listed on the Online Al-Anon Information Service web page making us more accessible to those seeking on-line Al-Anon meetings. Our group number is 062770. Our membership is multi-national.
    From: Friends of Lois

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    Discrimination?

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    have been on qm2 a few times with my civil partner and have attempted to join in the friends of dorothy meetings.we were firmly told that these groups were only open to gay men not women and we werent welcome.why?
    This sounds very discriminatory to me. May I suggest that you address your question directly to Cunard. There may be an historic or viable reason for it that I am unaware of. .Neil


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    have been on qm2 a few times with my civil partner and have attempted to join in the friends of dorothy meetings.we were firmly told that these groups were only open to gay men not women and we werent welcome.why?
    What an unpleasant way to treat you! I think I might be temped to make a somewhat less than ladylike gesture(or at least think it!) then walk away and meet and become friendly with others on board, of whatever sexual persuasion!!Hope you will be happy on your next cruise, with cunard or elsewhere. Cynthia


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    Hi

    ?Who told you? a staff member? I'm gay and a FOD get together should be for all GLBT people. If it was a participant then I think they were being rude. If it was a staff member then they need to be informed. Several cruiselines call it a GLBT gettogether which cuts out the confusion.

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    I'm also interested in who it was that told you you 'weren't welcome'.


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    it wasnt staff but a fod passenger


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    Were fellow Cunarder's - oft travelling as part of extended family group. On our very first Transatlantic, we were also curious of the afternoon "Friends of Bill & Dorothy" meetings.
    My Hubby (6ft 1, slim & athletic) pitched up and was made very welcome, enquiries were soon made of status and if travelling with partner? ...shortly after our teenage Son (young, also 6ft 1, slim & athletic) pitched up, another very warm welcome was extended - plus plenty of lively banter exchanged, lots of humour and laughs, (Hubby & Son were in no doubt of this "Friends of Bill" = gay gathering). On cue, I pitched up and was introduced as partner and Mother of teenager - much laughter, nudges and exchanged glances ensued...We struck up some lively conversations and the late afternoon passed by as a real hoot. We pitched up the following day, plus on another day and again we were made most welcome. Life is really what you make it!
    drop by and say hello to friends of "Bill & Dorothy"


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