Code of Conduct for Members at Sarbat Social Events
- To ensure that all members are made welcome and to treat each other with respect.
- To ensure that no member feels intimidated by other members.
- To respect the opinions, views and lifestyles of all members.
- To respect the wishes of members at all stages of coming to terms with their sexuality, especially those who are new to the group and scene.
- To not push individuals beyond their limits, whilst being aware of one’s own limits.
- To respect the confidentiality of members outside of the group.
- To remember that this is a safe and comfortable environment for all people, regardless of people’s sexuality or relationship status.
- To bear in mind that not everyone at the group will be as confident about their sexuality as others, and to act accordingly and be sensitive to the comfort levels of other members.
- Drugs will not be tolerated within the group environment.
- If sexual activity occurs between any support group members, these are private and confidential matters. In support group meetings and socials, such sexual activities may be discussed only with the prior consent of the parties involved. Anyone breaking this rule may be barred from future participation in the group.
- If unpleasant encounters occur with fellow members, either in the context of the social meeting or outside of it, then raise it with the facilitators who will respect your confidentiality and try to deal with the matter appropriately.
Sarbat Social events are to allow people to meet like-minded individuals in a safe and pleasant environment for socialising and to provide support for one another.
Although you do not have to be from either from a Sikh or LGBT background to attend, the main focus of the Sarbat Social events will be on Sikh and LGBT issues, and you will be expected to respect that focus at all times.
Please stick to the Code of Conduct, and most of all, enjoy the Sarbat Social events!