Guidelines to which all Members must adhere


The minimum age limit for Members is 18 years.

Members must register with a real name. Applications made with tag names alone will be declined.

Social Conduct

Thankfully we're all different and we're all passionate about our interest, so we won't always agree. As a member, you must respect others' opinions and differences. This group has been set up to have fun so any member displaying violent, abusive or harassing behaviour towards another member will be ejected from the group, and their membership to deleted.

Reading Matter
Reading material will be chosen by individual group members on a rotation which is based on joining date to, but shall only include members who have attended a meeting within the preceding 6 months. The chosen book should have some sort of association with gay issues. Members can defer their right to make a selection whenever they like, but should do so with plenty of notice so that another book can be chosen.

Attendance & Membership
Members will be sent email reminders of when meetings are scheduled. Attendance is not mandatory, but the option to select a book for the group to read will only be available to members who have attended a group meeting within the preceding 6 months. Website accounts that remain inactive for 12 months will be deleted from This will not preclude re-registration at a later date if the ex-member changes their mind.

Members will be required to give a score out of ten each month for the book that has been read. No attendance is necessary to submit a score. Late submissions are valid if made within one week of the meeting. Scores may not be revised after being submitted. From all scores an average will be taken and this will be published on

Members are welcome to use as a means of communicating ideas and sharing experiences throughout their membership. Member profiles must not display, or link to, content that could be deemed inappropriate or offensive. Email addresses supplied during registration will not be given out by Q-WORD to another member for the purposes of direct contact. Q-WORD will from time to time send email notifications to members reminding them of meetings. Members can opt out of receiving these emails by using the Contact form to make this request (or by return email).

Any of the above guidelines can be overuled and/or changed if the majority of members registered at cast a vote in favour.


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