202ONE WILL BE FULL OF TEAM SPIRIT FOR EVERYONE ATTENDING GSM!

 

The conference is almost sold out.Get your tickets before the price increase and before we sell out. We invite you and your friends to our VARSITY themed conference at GSM 202ONEFor information on health & safety protocols, click here. 

 

The GSM experience is special because of the city, the 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 and you have the makings of an event that you’ll always remember.
 
Thanks to the power of social media, word of mouth, and enthusiastic volunteers, GSM has grown and developed into the fabulous event that it is today. 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 2021, We invite you and your friends to join in the celebration. We invite you to

 

VARSITY

GSM 202ONE  

 

EASY REGISTRATION

For those registered, your $185 registration includes all four days of conference events and activities such as The Dance on the River – complete with fireworks, the roof top social, special entertainment, an opportunity to march in the Pride March and most importantly -- awe inspiring meetings and ground-breaking workshops. We invite you to explore our Agenda at a Glance. Registrations may be transferred to someone else or donated to our scholarship program for newcomers. There are no refunds. Can't make it or have you changed your mind? Please click here to learn about your options.

For information on scholarships, click here.

If you are having trouble registering, please contact us

 

A PROGRAM BEYOND COMPARE

The committee chairs are busy planning and curating another beautiful weekend.  From classic workshops like Drop the Rock with Cathy Avery to a game-changing talk with celebrity life-coach Mike Bayer, we have an assortment of 12 unique and innovative workshops for you to partake in. At night, everyone comes together for our spectacular big speaker meetings. After The Big Meeting on Saturday night, hold on to your seats for our specially invited entertainer. Headliners from previous conferences have been 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, cinematic spin classes and 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 202ONE 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 Gay & Sober's 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, there is a discounted room rate with no resort/destination fee.  *If you had a hotel reservation for 2020, that reservation has been seamlessly transferred to the same dates for June of 2021.     

 

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 2021, several of our workshops will be on hotel property. And at night, we will trek together to our nightly big meetings and events around the city. *NOTE: To cancel or alter your room reservation, you must cancel directly with The Westin. 

 

We've even taken extra care to find the "best of New York" restaurants that are nearby, affordable, and convenient to all of our activities, venues and hotel. Last year, many of our participants found fun exploring the neighborhood for fellowship eats. 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. You will feel like a part of a winning Varsity team with your sober brothers! GSM 202ONE 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. 

THE AGENDA

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THURSDAY JUNE 24, 2021

The Ride

1:30pm

ALREADY WAITLISTED!

A new immersive experience!
See midtown Manhattan with a talent-filled, comedic, customized tour.  

  

New York City

Andy

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THURSDAY JUNE 24, 2021

THE WELCOME

MEETING

8pm

Doors open at 7:30pm. 

In Memoriam, Over the Rainbow 

by specially invited artist.

AA Speaker Meeting

San Francisco

Drew 

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friday June 25, 2021

morning glory run

7:30am

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

Asheville

Mark

Soccer Player

friDAY JUNE 25, 2021

time out

meditation

8am

Take a break in the middle of the weekend to regroup and clear your mind once again. This group meditation will give participants the opportunity to pause and become aware of how the weekend is going for them. Step 11

New York City

Jerry

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friDAY JUNE 25, 2021

Facing fear 

1:30pm

Matteo was brutally attacked and left for dead on the streets of Los Angeles. Through the miracle of recovery, he and his attacker are now best friends. GSM is honored to have Matteo share the Academy Award-nominated documentary Facing Fear, to be followed by a facilitated questions-and-answer session to address topics such as forgiveness, healing old wounds, and family relationships. Step 9

Los Angeles

Matteo

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friDAY JUNE 25, 2021

IN the flow

3:30pm

Join the founder of Divine Spark Coaching for an innovative workshop on learning to take the quality of our sobriety and the joy in our lives to a whole other level through the sharing of personal stories, along with fun and rewarding exercises to help us let go of limiting paradigms. 

New York City

Charles

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friDAY JUNE 25, 2021

The Opening Meeting

8pm

Doors open at 7:30pm. 

Welcome to the biggest sober pep rally you've ever seen!Roll Call for states and countries!CMA Speaker Meeting with AA participation.

San Antonio

Cel

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saturday June 26, 2021

morning glory run

7:30am

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

Houston

Frankie

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saturday June 26, 2021

time out meditation

8am

Take a break in the middle of the weekend to regroup and clear your mind once again. This group meditation will give participants the opportunity to pause and become aware of how the weekend is going for them. Step 11

New York City

Jerry

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saturday June 26, 2021

lunch break

11:30am

Enjoy one of the many neighborhood restaurants. Make sure to invite fellows traveling on their own. That's how we take care of each other at GSM. 10% discount at Patrick's when you show your badge. 

Minneapolis

Eric

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saturday June 26, 2021

FIRESIDE CHAT

WITH MARC J.

3:30pm

Join keynote speaker Marc Jacobs for an "Actors Studio-style" conversation about sobriety, creativity, and success. This is sure to be an entertaining and thought-provoking session! 

Ottawa

Dick

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saturday June 26, 2021

the big show

9:30pm

All we are permitted to say is that "you're going to love it!"  For registered participants only! 

Los Angeles

Ruaraidh

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sunday June 27, 2021

bagel breakfast

9:30am

For today's biggest day, load up on carbs, fruit, coffee, and orange juice. We draw you in with free food in the hopes that you'll participate in the yearly elections!

Knoxville

Ryan

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sunday June 27, 2021

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 drinks and NY Pizza. Air-conditioned. 

Orlando

Luis

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THURSDAY JUNE 24, 2021

ORIENTATION 101

4pm

First time at GSM? Join our program team for this orientation session, 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 what to expect on Pride Sunday. We will also offer an opportunity to connect with a mentor alumni from previous GSM Conferences. 

Knoxville

Landon

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THURSDAY JUNE 24, 2021

ROOFTOP

SCAVENGER SOCIAL

10Pm

Get to know your fellows and win a prize if you win the game. Light food & drinks are included - the view of Times Square makes a perfect selfie! 

Orlando

Luis

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friDAY JUNE 25, 2021

ROOFTOP YOGA

8AM

RSVP. All levels are welcome for morning rooftop yoga at this classic Broadway theater directly across the street from the hotel. 

Dallas

René

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friDAY JUNE 25, 2021

GAME-CHANGER

10am

Join life coach and author of Best Self: Be You, Only Better for an interactive workshop where you'll learn to embrace your authenticity. You've seen him on Dr. Phil, now learn from him at GSM! 

Ottawa

Dick

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friDAY JUNE 25, 2021

hot sober sex

1:30pm

Sex is a part of life, but sober sex can be tricky. Explore issues like cross-addiction, body dysmorphia, and dating in this dynamic, interactive workshop led by our own sex experts. 

Fort Lauderdale

David

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friDAY JUNE 25, 2021

WHAT DID YOU SAY?

3:30pm

How often do you feel not heard, not understood ? Do you communicate in a way to be heard ? This interactive workshop give us an opportunity to test our communication. Not only is it an eye opener; it's an ear opener! 

Brooklyn

Cathy

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friDAY JUNE 25, 2021

game night

pool party

10pm

Have some fun. Play some games. Make a splash in the pool.                No judgements!

Minneapolis

Eric 

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saturday June 26, 2021

ROOFTOP YOGA

8AM

RSVP. All levels are welcome for morning rooftop yoga at this classic Broadway theater directly across the street from the hotel. 

Los Angeles

Maurice

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saturday June 26, 2021

TRAINING WORKSHOP

10am

In this cutting-edge presentation, fitness icon David Barton and author of Spiritual Adrenaline, Tom Shanahan will teach participants how to utilize nutrition to turn your gut into a powerhouse producer of serotonin and other feel-good hormones to supercharge your recovery and lower your chances of relapse. We will also learn how weight training can help fight disease and leave you feeling and looking better than ever!  

New York City

David B. & Tom S.  

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saturday June 26, 2021

game-changer

1:30pm

Take your sobriety to the next level with this game-changing workshop. Cathy helps you discover and discard the character defects holding you back in recovery, holding you back in life. What you seek to let go of is written on a rock. This workshop culminates with the powerful experience of dropping the rock at the feet of the Statue of Liberty, the ultimate symbol of freedom, during Sunday night's celebratory dance cruise. Steps 6 & 7 

Brooklyn

Cathy

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saturday June 26, 2021

dinner break

5pm

Enjoy one of the many neighborhood restaurants. Make sure to invite fellows traveling on their own. That's how we take care of each other at GSM. 10% discount at Patrick's when you show your badge. There is also a group going to Katz's Deli near tonight's Opening meeting. 

Minneapolis

Eric

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saturday June 26, 2021

the big raffle

11pm

Win big at our annual raffle! Prizes from Apple, Balenciaga, Marc Jacobs, and Supreme! 

San Francisco

Peaches Christ

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sunday June 27, 2021

elections

10:30am

Get a chance to get involved and help us plan the next conference. There are tons of service opportunities and something for everyone. At GSM, we are family!

Knoxville

Landon

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sunday June 27, 2021

dinner break

5pm

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

New York City

Christian

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THURSDAY JUNE 24, 2021

evening mixer

5pm

Meet up at Patrick's Restaurant for a social mixer and delicious food for the dinner break. This is where you can make a new friend.  Make sure to invite fellows traveling on their own. That's how we take care of each other at GSM. 10% discount when you show your badge. 

Minneapolis

Eric

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THURSDAY JUNE 24, 2021

midnight meeting

12am

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

12-Step meeting format.

New York City

Jerry

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friDAY JUNE 25, 2021

THE TRIP - SPINNING

8am

RSVP. All levels welcome. Meet up in the lobby and we will walk a few blocks to the spinning studio located in New York's hottest sport's club! No special shoes required. 

New York City

Jerry

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friDAY JUNE 25, 2021

lunch break

11:30am

Enjoy one of the many neighborhood restaurants. Make sure to invite fellows traveling on their own. That's how we take care of each other at GSM. 
10% discount at Patrick's when you show your badge. 

Minneapolis

Eric

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friDAY JUNE 25, 2021

VARSITY WORKSHOP

1:30pm

TBA

New York City

Jerry

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friDAY JUNE 25, 2021

dinner break

5pm

Enjoy one of the many neighborhood restaurants. Make sure to invite fellows traveling on their own. That's how we take care of each other at GSM. 10% discount at Patrick's when you show your badge.

Minneapolis

Eric

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friDAY JUNE 25, 2021

marathon meetings

12am

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

12-Step meeting format.

New York City

Jerry

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saturday June 26, 2021

THE TRIP - SPINNING

8am

RSVP. All levels welcome. Meet up in the lobby and we will walk a few blocks to the spinning studio located in New York's hottest sports club! No special shoes required. 

New York City

Jerry

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saturday June 26, 2021

team players: a visual approach to the steps

10am

Explore your creative side with artist Micah G. as he leads participants through a visual and imaginative experience with the 12 steps in a hands-on workshop. 

Atlanta

Micah

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saturday June 26, 2021

THE FINISH LINE!

sober and alive

1:30pm

Join a diverse panel of GSMs who will share experience, strength and hope for living your sober life to the fullest. Inspired by Living Sober, our panelists will address sponsorship, creativity, community involvement, and many other topics encountered on the "broad highway" of recovery. 

Step 12

Fort Lauderdale

John

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saturday June 26, 2021

the big meeting

8pm

Doors open at 7:30pm. 

We are going back to school for this special speaker meeting. 

Special cheer performance. 

Sobriety Countdown!

Spectacular skyline views!

New York City

Mike

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saturday June 26, 2021

marathon meetings

11:30pm

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

12-Step meeting format.

New York City

Mike

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sunday June 27, 2021

the march

12pm

The NYC Pride March is the largest pride parade in the world. Be proud of who you are. March with your fellows. Dance in the streets. All are welcome. LGBTQ+ inclusive. Special DJ on our double decker bus. 

New York City

Mimi

sunday June 27, 2021

the dance 

on the river

8pm

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

Fireworks spectacular.

Special guest DJ, Larry T

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

San Francisco

Juan