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HEALTH & SAFETY UPDATES
April 5th, 2021
Gay & Sober has been closely following all developments as they relate to COVID-19 and the reopening of New York City. As of today, the in-person conference will be happening during Pride Weekend in New York City. We are cautiously optimistic that we will be able to meet for the following reasons: 1. the phenomenal national rollout of the all three vaccines, 2. domestic travelers no longer needing to self-quarantine upon landing in New York, and 3. the trajectory of New York State's phased reopening. For the most part, (with the exception of Broadway), city life has returned to normal. Mask wearing is the new normal in New York City. Many if not all residents wear them all the time - often as a sign of mutual respect. Though we have yet to make a formal announcement, the path to participation at our in-person event will most likely include proof of vaccination and/or a recent negative COVID test for every participant.
Unfortunately, for our friends outside of the US, the vaccine rollout is not going as well. Many countries have restricted travel to the United States. Those restrictions may not lift in time for international registrants to make it to the conference. Gay & Sober Inc. has committed to do right by these participants and will address concerns and accommodations on a case by case basis. Thank you in advance for your patience and understanding.
For everyone else, we encourage you to get vaccinated as soon as you can and stay safe so we can finally embrace you in the greatest city in the world! Please click here to review our latest on Health & Safety.
Chief Executive Officer
Gay & Sober Inc.
May 8th, 2020
Gay & Sober has been closely monitoring the COVID-19 developments over the past several weeks, and in light of the current New York shutdown, other government agency recommendations and social distancing measures that will carry on well past the summer, we have decided to POSTPONE the 2020 Gay & Sober Men’s Conference and Pride Celebration until June 24th thru June 27th of 2021.
It has always been our mission to ensure that your sobriety, health, and safety are our top priority during this decision-making process. Although this was a difficult decision to make, we feel that it was the most prudent one. We want to express our deepest gratitude to our loyal patrons and participants, and we guarantee you that next summer’s GSM2021 VARSITY will be the most memorable conference/roundup you’ve ever experienced. As most of you know, there is just nothing like Pride weekend in New York City.
TICKET HOLDERS: To make the transition as smooth as possible, we will automatically transfer your current GSM 2020 registration to the new June 24th - 27th, 2021 dates and honor the registration fee you have already paid. All 2020 scholarships awarded will be honored in 2021 as well.
HOTEL ROOMS: If you booked your hotel room reservation for GSM2020, there is no reason to contact the hotel to change or alter your existing reservation. This has already been taken care of for you. The Westin Times Square has moved your reservation to June of 2021 with the same check in/out days that you had already selected. You may get an auto-cancel email from the hotel; please disregard it.
All room rates will stay the same.
All GSM registrations are Non-Refundable; however, if you cannot attend the June 2021 Conference, you can donate your registration to our scholarship fund to help those less fortunate attend or transfer and/or resell your registration to someone else. You have until Dec 31st, 2020 to notify us in writing of your wish to transfer and/or resell your registration.
Everyone here at Gay & Sober wishes all of you
and your families the best, and we look forward to welcoming
you back to the greatest city in the world in June of 2021.
With Love & Service,
Chief Operations Officer
Gay & Sober Inc.