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"GSM IS THE BEST SOBER EVENT FOR GAY MEN IN RECOVERY" - participant

NYC Pride Weekend - June 27th - 30th, 2024

THE GSM CONFERENCE EXPERIENCE IS A GLOBAL GATHERING - WITH NO EQUIVALENT.

GSM has evolved to serve a broader spectrum of participants. We welcome transmale, queer boy, gender fluid, and non-binary people - in addition to cis gay men. In short, if you identify with gay male culture, you will LOVE the event. We offer specially curated programming like workshops and meetings, and the highly-produced events for fun, fellowship and top entertainment. Add to that the backdrop of Pride Weekend in New York City and you have the makings of an event that you’ll always remember. We are even having the big Saturday night event at a special venue!

 

Our events attract hundreds of fellows from not only all across the United States but from all over the world. From Brooklyn to Brazil, we have participants from everywhere. They flock to New York City because GSM offers more than the traditional conference or roundup experience that you may be used to. We offer a complete sober vacation! 

   

In 2024, We invite you and your friends to join in the celebration. We invite you to

 

 

 

June 27th - 30th, 2024  

ON SITE REGISTRATION 

Your $325 ticket includes ALL FOUR DAYS of conference events and activities such as The Dance on the River, the roof top pool party, special entertainment, the Pride Parade and most importantly -- awe inspiring meetings and all ground-breaking workshops. Gay YPAA has officially become a host.  

For information on scholarships, click here.

There are no refunds. Can't make it or changed your mind?

Please click here to learn about your options.

If you are having trouble registering, please contact us

 

Did you already register and you need to MODIFY your itinerary? Click the Register Now button and then click "ALREADY REGISTERED" and follow the steps. *All agenda items are subject to change.

 

A PROGRAM BEYOND COMPARE

The team has planned and curated another beautiful weekend. At GSM, our workshops are actual workshops. From classics like Common Ground and The GSM Sex Workshop, to an eye-opening discussion with LGBTQ cultural leaders,  we have an assortment of several unique and innovative workshops for you to partake in. At night, everyone comes together for our spectacular speaker meetings. After The Big Meeting on Saturday night, hold on to your seats for our specially invited entertainment. Headliners from previous conferences have been Marianne Williamson, Marc Jacobs, Bianca Del Rio, Sandra Bernhard and Margaret Cho. You're going to love it!

 

THE JOY OF LIVING

Each morning you will be offered health & wellness activities like a group run through Central Park or rooftop Yoga. Every night there is something fun planned. The Rooftop Social kicks off the weekend and is a great way to break the ice and get to know your fellows. Your GSM 2024 registration includes participation in The Pride Celebration on Pride Sunday. At The Pride Celebration, everyone in the LGBTQ community is invited to participate in a once in a lifetime moment by marching in the world’s largest Pride Parade. The best part of Pride Celebration is The Dance on the River - a floating high-energy dance party with fireworks and a world class DJ. This is a Pride experience not to be missed!  

 

THE HOST HOTEL IN THE HEART OF TIMES SQUARE

The Westin Times Square is an upscale conference hotel that features oversized rooms, countless amenities, a fitness center, and though it’s situated in the excitement of Times Square... once inside, it still manages to offer tranquil sanctuary. For GSM participants, the discounted room rate is $299 per night ($145 if you get a roommate).  All guests will be charged for one night plus taxes when or after making their reservation. There is a Resort/Destination Fee for GSM bookings. Once you register for the conference, you will be sent a confirmation email. The deadline to reserve your room and request a roommate was May 27th. 

 

Your journey to New York won't leave you spending every moment on hotel property; GSM is not that kind of a conference or roundup. Each night of the conference, we will take you on an adventure to experience the best neighborhoods of New York City. For 2024, all of our workshops will be near hotel property. And at night, we will caravan to our nightly big meetings and events around the city.  

 

We encourage you to have some fun - take some selfies and enjoy yourselves. Have an adventure in sobriety! 

 

OUR COMMITMENT TO YOU

Our goal is for you to have an unforgettable weekend. GSM 2024 will help you create a stronger foundation in your recovery. You will connect with other fellows in ways you never thought possible and will develop the kind of relationships and memories that will stand the test of time. Click here for participant testimonials. 

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The Agenda

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Thursday June 27

orientation 101
4pm

First time at GSM? Join our Program team where you'll learn how to make the most of your conference experience. We will share experiences on everything from participating in the workshops to planning your most memorable Pride Sunday. We will also offer an opportunity to connect with a mentor alumni from previous GSM Conferences. 

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Mario

Houston

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Thursday June 27

midnight meeting
12am

A more intimate meeting where you can share with your fellows. 

All fellowships are welcome. 

12-Step meeting format

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Mario

Houston

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Friday June 28

lunch break
11:30am

Check out all of the great and fun restaurants in Hell's Kitchen!  Make sure to invite fellows traveling on their own. That's how we take care of each other at GSM. 

 

For dining recommendations, visit the Event Info section of the Gay & Sober App or www.gayandsober.org/eats

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Robbie

New York City

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Friday June 28

communal workshop
3:30pm

Explore authentic queer connection in this immersive workshop. Reflect on your comfort levels in relationships and empower each other to overcome fears. Share challenges and strengths, accessing your Inner Superhero to apply insights throughout the conference.

 

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Jeremy Long

Vancouver

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Friday June 28

rooftop pool party
10pm

Have some fun. Get to know your fellows. Dance the night away. Make a splash in the pool. 

No judgments! Light food and drink will be served.

Headphones

DJ LEENA

New York City

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Saturday June 29

meditation experience
10am

An open, high-energy meditation experience with Ontological Coach, Davis Thompson.

 

For all fellowships that focuses on the various spiritual practices and tools in sobriety. 

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Davis Thompson

New York City

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Saturday June 29

diversity
workshop
1:30pm

Explore the issues facing queer people of color in the rooms of recovery. Learn how to create community for marginalized groups.   

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Kyosha Pierre-Tiedman

New York City

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Saturday June 29

the big meeting
8pm

Speaker meeting for all participants. All fellowships are welcomed. 

Sobriety countdown! 

AA/AL-Anon Speaker Meeting

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Michael

Austin

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Sunday June 30

the pride parade
12pm

The NYC Pride March is the largest pride parade in the world. Be proud of who you are, march with your fellows, and dance in the streets!! All are welcome. LGBTQ+ inclusive. Our Pride playlist will provide the party from our double decker bus.

DJ Headphones

DJ PLAYLIST

New York City

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Sunday June 30

the dance 
on the river cruise
7:30pm

All are welcome at the best sober dance party in the country! LGBTQ+ inclusive. Food and drink available on board for purchase.

Fireworks spectacular.

Special guest DJ Eric James

Included with your registration. We do sell tickets to to non-conference participants for this night only. 

CIRCLE LINE, W. 42ND AND THE HUDSON RIVER.  

BIRTH 1 SOUTH

LINE UP STARTS AT 7PM

The boat will return to the dock at 11:30pm.

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DJ Eric James

Atlanta

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Thursday June 27

dinner break
5pm

Check out all of the great and fun restaurants in Hell's Kitchen!  Make sure to invite fellows traveling on their own. That's how we take care of each other at GSM. 

 

For dining recommendations, visit the Event Info section of the Gay & Sober App or www.gayandsober.org/eats

Drag Queen Makeup

Robbie

New York City

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Friday June 28

morning glory run
10am

Meet up in the 2nd floor lobby of

The Westin.

All levels welcome. We will break you into a group for a light joggers and a group for the speedy queens. Goes up Times Square, through Central Park and back to the hotel.  (4 miles)

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Leo

New York City

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Friday June 28

mental health workshop
1:30pm

This workshop will address the challenges encountered by many LGBTQ+ individuals 

which impact mental health and recovery. We will discuss ways to practice self-compassion, as well as ways to improve and maintain emotional sobriety. Connection 

with others, self-care, and having fun in recovery will be addressed.

Brought to you by:

Caron Treatment Centers

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Bethany Franklin

Pennsylvania

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FRIDAY June 28

dinner break
5pm

Check out all of the great and fun restaurants in Hell's Kitchen!  Make sure to invite fellows traveling on their own. That's how we take care of each other at GSM. 

 

For dining recommendations, visit the Event Info section of the Gay & Sober App or www.gayandsober.org/eats

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Robbie

New York City

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Friday June 28

midnight meeting
12am

A more intimate meeting where you can share with your fellows. 

All fellowships are welcome. 

12-Step meeting format

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Mario

Houston

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Saturday June 29

lunch break
11:30am

Check out all of the great and fun restaurants in Hell's Kitchen!  Make sure to invite fellows traveling on their own. That's how we take care of each other at GSM. 

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Christian

New York City

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Saturday June 29

keynote speaker
3:30pm

This year, GSM is honored to welcome acclaimed author of The Velvet Rage, Alan Downs PhD as our Keynote Speaker. 

 

There will be time for audience Q&A.

Books will be available for sale and can be signed. 

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Alan Downs Ph.D

Palm Springs

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Saturday June 29

the raffle
10pm

Win big at our famous luxury raffle! Prizes from Apple, Gucci, Dior, and Ralph Lauren! 

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Will

San Diego

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Sunday June 30

parade
viewing social
12pm

For those who would prefer to relax and watch the parade go by, we have set up a friendly space with coffee drinks and snacks available for purchase. Air-conditioned. 

*for registered participants only

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Erik

San Diego

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Thursday June 27

welcome meeting
8pm

Speaker meeting for all participants. All fellowships are welcomed. 

 

In Memoriam, 

“Over the Rainbow”, performed by special artist

AA Speaker Meeting

*This meeting is open to all. GSM participants get seated first.

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Micah

Las Vegas

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Friday June 28

meditation experience
10am

An open, high-energy meditation experience with Ontological Coach, Davis Thompson.

 

For all fellowships that focuses on the various spiritual practices and tools in sobriety. 

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Davis Thompson

New York City

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Friday June 28

the dating workshop
1:30pm

What No One Teaches Us About Sexual Attraction.

 

In this conference favorite, you'll learn life-changing tools for transforming your attraction patterns so you can find and keep healthy love. We've invited author and psychotherapist Ken Page from Deeper Dating® to present on the search for love. As seen on Oprah®.

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Ken Page, LCSW

New York City

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Friday June 28

the opening meeting
8pm

Speaker meeting for all participants. All fellowships are welcomed. 

 

Roll Call from different states and countries! 

CMA Speaker Meeting

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David

Los Angeles

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Saturday June 29

morning yoga
10am

Meet up in the street level lobby of

The Westin.

All levels welcome. 

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Michael Becker

New York City

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Saturday June 29

the sex workshop
1:30pm

This reimagined workshop will focus on how to manage sex in recovery. Hopefully answering the important questions of how to get back into sex without compromising one's recovery. 

 

There will also be a panel discussion with Q&A from the audience.  

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Dr. David Fawcett PhD

Fort Lauderdale, FL.

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Saturday June 29

dinner break
5pm

Check out all of the great and fun restaurants in Hell's Kitchen!  Make sure to invite fellows traveling on their own. That's how we take care of each other at GSM. 

 

For dining recommendations, visit the Event Info section of the Gay & Sober App or www.gayandsober.org/eats

Ambiguous Gaze

Robbie

New York City

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Saturday June 29

midnight meeting
12am

A more intimate meeting where you can share with your fellows. 

All fellowships are welcome. 

12-Step meeting format

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Mario

Houston

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Sunday June 30

dinner break
5pm

We recommend grabbing a quick bite near the ship or near the hotel. Many fellows like Gotham Market.

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Robbie

New York City

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