Coming Out Late Group ATL

W2W Resource List


  • Sexual Fluidity: Understanding Women’s Love and Desire by Lisa Diamond, Harvard University Press 2009
  • Late Bloomers: Awakening to Lesbianism After 40 by Robin McKoy, iUniverse 2000
  • Dear John, I Love Jane by Candace Walsh, Laura André, and Lisa Diamond, Seal Press 2010
  • Switching Teams: What Coming Out Later in Life Taught Me about Love, Conquering Fear, and Embracing Change by Dawn Elizabeth Waters, Dog Ear Publishing 2015
  • Lesbian Epiphanies: Women Coming Out in Later Life by Karol L. Jensen, Routledge 1999
  • Married Women Who Love Women, 2nd Ed. by Carren Strock, Routledge 2008
  • And Then I Met This Woman: Previously Married Women’s Journeys into Lesbian Relationships, 2nd Ed. by Barbee J. Cassingham and Sally M. O’Neil, Ph.D., 1999
  • Living Two Lives: Married to a Man & In Love with a Woman, 2nd Ed. by Joanne Fleisher, Create Space Independent Publishing Platform 2012
  • How To Be a Happy Lesbian: A Coming Out Guide by Tracey Stevens and Katherine Wunder, Amazing Dreams Publishing 2002
  • The Straight Girls Guide to Sleeping with Chicks by Jen Sincero, Touchstone 2005
  • The Joy of Lesbian Sex by Emily L. Sisley and Bertha Harris, Simon & Schuster 1978
  • Sexual Intimacy for Women: A Guide for Same-Sex Couples by Glenda Corwin, Seal Press 2010
  • UnClobber: Rethinking Our Misuse of the Bible on Homosexuality by Colby Martin and Glennon Doyle Melton, Westminster John Knox Press 2016
  • Walking the Bridgeless Canyon: Repairing: Repairing the Breach Between the Church and the LGBT Community by Kathy Baldock, Heidi Mann, Wendy Danbury, Bellamore Phillips, and Jerry Reiter, Canyonwalker Press 2014
  • What the Bible Really Says About Homosexuality by Daniel A. Helminiak, Alamo Square Press 2000


    Autostraddle is a serious labor of love. A group of friends wanting to start a revolution and their creation is now the world’s most popular lesbian website, with over one million unique visitors and 3.5 million views per month.
    Blog with great articles by a woman who came out late in life, also found on Huffington Post
    Amazing website with tons of great info, check out the Best Bets page for local events and happenings and the Religious Organizations page – tons and tons of great info – lots of reading
    Two amazing organizations with slightly different missions – this website is a great way to get informed on legislative activities, get active and/or financially support civil rights efforts
    The GA chapter of the national organization, this is a great first stop for everyone with lots of basic questions about sexuality, a FAQ section for “beginners,” support groups where EVERYONE is welcome, advocacy, education and more. Local meetings listed.
  • (Human Rights Campaign)
    The oldest lesbian/gay political action committee in the US, HRC addresses this country’s lesbian and gay legal and civil rights history, the status of current anti-discrimination laws in the United States and HRC’s ongoing activities to fight for equal rights. This website is Atlanta-focused. A visit to the HRC GA page indicates GA has NO anti-discrimination laws addressing sexual orientation OR gender identity.
    A private website that promotes businesses and events related to gay life – local and national. Very fun website, great newsfeed/blog that covers all aspects of gay life. Recently spotted – “For ladies who love the ladies – 5 ways to up your dating game.”
  • LiLLY Late in Life Lesbians (FB page that requires invitation, email Andrea at
    From the website: “ a distinct take on the news, information, events, attitudes – and the juicy dish and buzz – that impact our lives”
    from the website: “Like Facebook, but run by kinksters like you and me.”
    from the website: “an Atlanta-based queer and trans, arts and advocacy organization and festival celebrating the vibrant communities of the Southern United States”


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The League
Pink Sofa
…just to get you started 🙂


  • Trulia (real estate wesbite) ranks Avondale Estates, GA one of the 11 Most Lesbian Friendly zip codes (30002) in the US
  • – Look for Explore by Category, then choose LGBTQ
  • Atlanta Gay Christians Meetup Group (
  • Gwinnett Lesbians Meetup (
  • Eastern Gwinnett Lesbian Meetup (
  • Social Events for Gay & Lesbian Professionals Meetup Group (
  • Women’s Outdoor Network (
  • Onyx Pearls Southeast Munch (meetup for women of color over 21 years of age interested in bondage/discipline/sadism/masochism;
  • Fox Mountain Camp and Artistic Retreat
  • Atlanta Coffee Talk for LesBeans (
  • Fulcrum Meetup (LGBTQ support group,
  • Lesbians Off of 400 (social group for lesbians less than an hour from SR 400,
  • Monthly Gathering for Queer Folk OTP (from a personal contact, email
  • The Rush Center: A Community of Mixed Use Members
    Multiple LGBT organizations – GA Equality, Atlanta Pride, Sojourn, Just Us Atl, ITLA, event meeting space


  • Hotlanta Softball League – Founded by LGBTQ community in 1981 0 over 500 teams
  • Decatur Women’s Sports League – basketball, softball, bowling, volleyball, more
  • Atlanta Team Tennis Association – Atlanta affiliate of the Gay and Lesbian Tennis Alliance (GLTA)
  • Atlanta Rollergirls
  • Women’s Outdoor Network (
  • All Stripes (public group of LGBTQ and allied supporters of Atlanta United FC,


  • Atlanta Lesbian and Gay Chamber of Commerce (
  • Liberator Bedroom Adventure Gear (
  • Junkman’s Daughter Alternative Department Store
  • Barking Leather (adult leather clothing and accessories)
  • Tokyo Valentino Erotique (sex toys and products)


  • Trapeze Club (swingers’ club)
  • My Sister’s Room (bar in Midtown Atlanta)
  • 255 Tapas Lounge (restaurant/bar in Castleberry Hills district)
  • Smith’s Olde Bar (bar with live music in Midtown)
  • Joes on Juniper (bar in Midtown)
  • MJQ Concourse (dance club in Virginia Highland, Wednesday nights very popular)
  • Sound Table (dance club in Inman Park area)
  • Sister Louisa’s Church of the Living Room & Ping Pong Emporium (bar in MLK District)
  • DoReMi Karaoke (Korean Karoke in Duluth)
  • Mary’s (gay bar in East Atlanta)
  • 1763 (bondage/discipline/sadism/masochism “dungeon” in Tucker)
  • Eddie’s Attic (live music; lesbian artists draw a largely lesbian audience)
  • Bellissima ( – FB page dedicated to lesbian-friendly Atlanta nightlife)


Please see for a comprehensive listing of gay-affirming churches, synagogues, and places of worship

  • Spiritual Living Center of Atlanta (Sunday talks, classes near Brookhaven)
  • Center for Spiritual Living Midtown (Sunday services, meditation in Midtown)
  • Unitarian Universalist Metro Atlanta North (Sundary services, religious education, community events in Roswell)
  • Unitarian Universalist Congregation of Atlanta (Sunday services, religious education, & community events near Brookhaven)
  • Unitarian Universalist Northwest Congregation (Sunday services, religious education, & community events in Sandy Springs)
  • Unitarian Universalist Congregation of Gwinnett (Sunday services, religious education, & community events in Lawrenceville)
  • The Gathering Place Worship Center Atlanta (Christ-centered Sunday services, meetups, Spanish church near Brookhaven)
  • Saint Mark United Methodist Church (Midtown)
  • The Catholic Shrine of the Immaculate Conception (downtown)
  • Central Presbyterian Church (downtown)
  • Congregation Bet Haverim (North Druid Hills)
  • Central Congregational United Church of Christ (North Druid Hills)
  • Congregation Beth Tefillah (Sandy Springs)
  • Unity Atlanta (Sunday services, adult education, Peachtree Corners/Norcross)
  • St. Bartholomew’s Episcopal Church (Toco Hills)
  • The Episcopal Church of the Epiphany (Candler Park)


  • Annual Pride Festival (
  • Ladies Rock Camp/Girls Rock Camp – multi-day music workshop
  • Sex Down South Conference
  • Atlanta Streets Alive (bicyclists)
  • Frolicon (“where nerdy meets naughty” – annual bondage/discipline/sadism/masochism event – attend anonymously)


  • Narcotics Anonymous
  • Alcoholics Anonymous (look for meetings tab)
  • AA/NA Galano Club (Midtown)
  • AA The Triangle Club (Roswell/Sandy Springs)
  • AA St. Bartholomew Episcopal Church (Toco Hills)
  • AA Branan Towers (senior, subsidized living in East Atlanta)
  • NA Central Presbyterian Church (downtown)
  • SMART (Self Management and Recovery Training) (Johns Creek meeting is especially LGBTQ-friendly)
  • Women for Sobriety
  • Women’s Sobriety Book Club & Other Recovery Events (


To share additional resource information for this list, please email me.

And thank you!