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A support group

AWE: Authenticity, Wholeness, and Empowerment









Revised October 7, 2015


Welcome to the website of the Coming Out Women Support Group of Tacoma, WA. We are a gathering of women who meet on the first and third Wednesdays of the month, from 7 to 8:30 PM. We gather for the purpose of listening and sharing with one another as we walk together along our life paths as women-loving-women. Whether you can join us in person or if you live at such a distance that you can meet us only online, we welcome you.

Our subtitle is AWE: Authenticity, Wholeness, and Empowerment, as these are our ultimate goals. We value and progress towards:
AUTHENTICITY: being truly who we are;
WHOLENESS: being all of who we are; and
EMPOWERMENT: moving through life as healthy and strong-spirited women.

We are diverse in many ways from our ages to living situations to degree of out-ness.
Yet together we embrace one important gift: that we are women-loving-women. Each of us finds that our primary attractions and most beautiful, meaningful relationships are with women. Some of us currently share such a relationship with a partner. Some have recently broken up. Some have never been with a woman, yet we know that our hearts, spirits, and passions dwell within a relationship with a woman. Many of us are (or have been) married to men--as we tried diligently to fulfill society's (family, church, work) demand that we mold to fit into the heterosexual box. We may have lived to please others/tried to meet their needs for many decades. Now is the time to be truly ourselves: AUTHENTIC, WHOLE, and EMPOWERED.


Meeting Days, Time,
and Location

COWomen meets 6:30-9:00 1st + 3rd Wed + last Thurs each month at University Place Library 3609 Market Pl W, University Place, WA. This is a confidential support + networking (not therapy, but therapeutic!) group for women mostly in mid- to late-adulthood. For lesbian/bi-/trans/questioning women exploring coming out or been-out-forever. New-to-the-area, married (to woman or man) or not, with children (or grands) or not, never been with a woman, just lost partner, starting a relationship (+allies). We welcome you! No charge. Co-sponsored by TLC + PS OLOC. Kathy P. www.comingoutwomen.org.


Sponsored by Tacoma Lesbian Concern and Approved by Parents, Friends and Family of Lesbians and Gays and by Old Lesbians Organizing for Change

Contact Us kathyprez@comcast.net (253)268-0098


This group is absolutely free of charge.