I've lived in Madison, WI and Minneapolis, MN since I've been out. I have been involved in many gay social groups. Lots of potlucks, outings, forums, book clubs, sports groups. I've played volleyball in a gay group, tennis, etc. What have been your favorite gay social groups or events? Which are no longer around, but much missed? Often there was a central figure who showed great hospitality and welcomed all who came. Lars Stelzner was a wonderful host who died in 2008. He used to host wonderful gatherings at his home in Minnesota for North Country Bears. Currently, Jerome is billed as the queen mother of Cookboyz MSP. He conducts rituals at each potluck in which he roasts and teases attendees. Stories would be most appreciated.