COMMON QUESTIONS ABOUT THE EVENTS...

IS GAY & SOBER FOR PROFIT OR A NONPROFIT? 

Yes. Gay & Sober Inc is a registered 501c3 tax-exempt nonprofit organization.

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ARE TRANS MEN WELCOMED AT THE GAY & SOBER MEN'S CONFERENCE? 

Of Course. Please join in the fun!

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ARE ALL TRANS PEOPLE WELCOMED AT THE PRIDE CELEBRATION MARCH AND DANCE ON THE RIVER ON PRIDE SUNDAY? 

 

Yes. The Pride Celebration on Pride Sunday is for all LGBTQ+ people in the recovery community and allies. The Dance on the River Cruise is a part of The Pride Celebration. All are welcome!

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WHAT IF I DON'T IDENTIFY AS A "GAY MAN" AND STILL WANT TO PARTICIPATE? 

If you are a man and self-identify as Queer, Bisexual or gender non-conforming, you are very much welcomed at the GSM Conference! 

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WHY IS THE GSM CONFERENCE ON THURSDAY THRU SATURDAY FOR GAY MEN ONLY? 

Because we feel that there is a need for special programming that speaks to the experience of being a "gay man" in recovery.  

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MY HUSBAND, BOYFRIEND OR PARTNER IS NOT SOBER. MAY I BRING THEM TO THE CONFERENCE? 

Yes. Our workshops are designed to appeal to friends and loved ones too. We invite them to dive into the experience with you. Our nightly speaker meetings and events are just as entertaining as a live spectacle. You will need to get them their own registration. 

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I NEED A ROOMMATE AT THE HOST HOTEL SO I CAN SAVE ON SOME MONEY. 

Please contact our Housing Team at housing@gayandsober.org and they will try to match you with others needing a roommate. 

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WHAT IF I'M COMING TO THE CONFERENCE BY MYSELF? I WON'T KNOW ANYONE.  

Many participants have come by themselves and felt the same way. But what they found at the conference were friends that could last a lifetime. So long as you participate in the workshops, help out by doing service, and open yourself up to the experience...you will be fine. 

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I PREFER AN APPROACH SUCH AS PEER SUPPORT OR SMART RECOVERY.  IS THIS OK? WILL I BE ACCEPTED?

The short answer is yes. GSM is not your typical Roundup. That's why it's called a conference. The entire weekend is designed to appeal to broad spectrum of attendees. All of the activities and workshops are about health & wellness. Not just the 12 Steps. The big nightly meetings are fashioned in the style of Alcoholics Anonymous, but take what you like and leave the rest. We've selected the best of the best for the speaker meetings and the star entertainer immediately following the Saturday night meeting is something you don't want to miss.  

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ARE SCHOLARSHIPS AVAILABLE?

Yes. Scholarships are now open. To learn more and to complete a scholarship application, please click here.  

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IF I CHANGE MY MIND, CAN I GET A REFUND? 

No but you have three generous options. 1. You may re-sell it and transfer your registration to someone else. 2. You may donate it back to our Scholarship Program for newcomers with financial hardships. 3. Or you can save your spot for the following year. 

When placing your order, you must agree to the Terms and Conditions by clicking the box. That means that you agree that there are no refunds. We as a nonprofit are not legally required to issue refunds when we have a clear and fair policy as stated in our terms and conditions. 

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IS THE GAY & SOBER MEN'S CONFERENCE THE SAME AS THE BIG APPLE ROUNDUP?

Absolutely not. GSM is 4 full days of workshops, activities, fellowship, fun and entertainment. GSM attracts participants from all over the world. GSM is highly produced, highly attended and has a high-energy vibe. There's nothing like it!

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