Help me brainstorm a name for my recurring open house
July 7, 2005 10:14 AM   Subscribe

Help me brainstorm a catchy name for a recurring open house at a GLBT-oriented counseling center.

We're going to be hosting monthly open houses for anyone interested in learning more about our services, and we'd like to come up with a catchy name for the event.

Examples from other groups-
A woman's clinic- "We're More Than You Think"
A faith-based children's home - "Circle of Faith Gathering"

We're a gay-orientated behavioral health clinic with a wide variety of services that range from couples counseling to chemical dependency treatment to youth services to HIV case management. We're in Houston, TX in the historically gay part of town (a la SF's Castro).

We want something fun that also emphasizes the work we do.
Any ideas?
posted by lalalana to Writing & Language (14 answers total)
"Open Arms"
posted by Rothko at 10:35 AM on July 7, 2005

Home Team Help
posted by geoff. at 10:35 AM on July 7, 2005

Drop on bi?
posted by boo_radley at 10:36 AM on July 7, 2005

Straight Talk
posted by sixpack at 11:20 AM on July 7, 2005

posted by eurasian at 11:33 AM on July 7, 2005

This may not be what you're looking for, but the first thing I thought of was "Out House". It's... not exactly nurturing, though. I'll keep thinking.
posted by wanderingmind at 11:55 AM on July 7, 2005

Always do it on a particular day of a particular week, example: First Friday, Third Thursday, Second Saturday. Use alliteration to make it catchy and easy to remember.

Then, add your counseling center's name to the end, like this:

Third Thursdays at Safe Space

That way, if you someday decide to shift the focus of your monthly event to say, an art night, a party or other type of gathering, you won't be forever branding the event as an open house.
posted by cior at 12:57 PM on July 7, 2005

Ten-percent (or whatever percentage of the population is gay)
Our House
Open House
posted by Thorzdad at 12:59 PM on July 7, 2005

Response by poster: This is great... keep 'em coming if you think of anything!
posted by lalalana at 1:15 PM on July 7, 2005

Can you tell us the name of the counseling center? Perhaps something more fitting can be figured out if we can make a play on the existing words.

posted by cior at 2:14 PM on July 7, 2005

Response by poster: Yeah, I guess I don't see why not...

Montrose Counseling Center
(Montrose being the area of town)
posted by lalalana at 2:37 PM on July 7, 2005

First/Second/Third/Fourth Monday @ Montrose

CheeseFilter Suggestions:

Montrose Exposed
Montrose Up Close
The Montrose Picture Show (show an LGBTQA-ish movie in one room?)
Montrose from Head to Toe
Know Montrose
The Montrose Monthly
posted by cior at 4:54 PM on July 7, 2005

I was thinking "Time Out" might work.
posted by Radio7 at 6:22 PM on July 7, 2005

Response by poster: Thanks again!
Cior- The problem with a lot of those is that EVERYTHING here in Montrose... Montrose Counseling Center, Montrose Clinic, Montrose we'd have to focus it more on us...

I think Time Out is one of the gay rags here...
posted by lalalana at 9:36 AM on July 8, 2005

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