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HEALTH & SAFETY UPDATES
As attendees of the annual Gay & Sober Men’s Conference and The Pride Celebration, your health and safety are a top priority to us that we take very seriously.
After assessing the bigger picture and learning from what others are doing, we feel it a disservice to prematurely make any decisions that could impact the conference. It’s simply too early to call. In light of this, we have decided to continue with the conference as scheduled for June 25th - 28th, 2020. Again, as of today, all of the scheduled GSM events for Pride Weekend in NYC will proceed as planned.
Many fellows choose GSM because of our commitment to excellence. Now our commitment to you is broader, and perhaps even more important than before. We are committing to you that we are doing everything we can to make GSM2020 and The Pride Celebration a safe, healthy, fun, and memorable experience for all of our participants.
Just like you, we are closely monitoring new developments regarding the Coronavirus. We have implemented several new policies and procedures which will be in effect throughout the conference weekend. These procedures follow recommendations from the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and the New York State Department of Health (NYSDH). For more complete details on these changes designed for everyone’s health and safety please visit www.gayandsober.org/facts.
For further reassurance, NYC Pride has announced that they are still working on all June 2020 Pride events 100% as planned. The Gay & Sober Board and Conference Committee are also hard at work as we continue full speed ahead to plan for another memorable pride weekend.
We are committed to supporting our recovery community during this unprecedented time and want to share with you what we are doing. We have mobilized our network across the globe to pull together an inventory of online meeting links, which are being added to our meeting’s inventory on a daily basis. To explore the online meeting directory, CLICK HERE. We also host a nightly virtual recovery meeting open to the entire LGBTQ+ community. For more information on this daily meeting please visit: https://www.facebook.com/events/879432485862157/
We will continue to monitor the situation closely regarding COVID-19 (Coronavirus) for further developments, and will inform you of any potential effects it may have on the GSM2020 Conference. We share in NYC Pride’s confidence that this too shall pass and look forward to hosting all of you in New York City this June!
As the pandemic comes under control, GSM may very well be the perfect opportunity for fellowship and camaraderie that we have all earned and deserve!
With Love & Service,
Chief Operations Officer
Gay & Sober Inc.