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

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

GSM is evolving 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! 

 

GSM is a fully-vaxxed event.  Click here for more details. 

 

Did you already register and you need to MODIFY your itinerary? Click the Register Now button and than click "ALREADY REGISTERED" and follow the steps. (from a mobile device: click "More". Then "Home". Then "Already Registered?".)

 

   

In 2023, We invite you and your friends to join in the celebration. We invite you to

 

 

 

GSM 2023

June 22nd - 25th, 2023  

 

EASY REGISTRATION 

Your ticket 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, the Pride Parade and most importantly -- awe inspiring meetings and all ground-breaking workshops. 

There are no refunds. Can't make it or have you changed your mind? Please click here to learn about your options.

If you are having trouble registering, please contact us

 

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 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 2023 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 $289 per night ($145 if you get a roommate).  There is no Resort 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 is June 1st. The discount booking link will be emailed to all registered participants by December. 

 

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 2023, all of our workshops will be on hotel property. And at night, we will caravan to our nightly big meetings and events around the city.  

 

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. GSM 2023 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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After you register for the conference, you will be sent a confirmation email. The deadline to reserve your room was June 1st. So you can try calling and begging for a room with the GSM rate. The host hotel is the place to be on Pride Weekend! $289 per night. Get a roommate ($145)to share the costs. No resort fee.

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Traditional King Room Sleeps up to 2 people. *$289 per night Plus taxes *Based on availability. No deposit required to book your room.

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Free weights, strength training, and cardio equipment. 24 hours a day

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After you register for the conference, you will be sent a confirmation email. The deadline to reserve your room was June 1st. So you can try calling and begging for a room with the GSM rate. The host hotel is the place to be on Pride Weekend! $289 per night. Get a roommate ($145)to share the costs. No resort fee.

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 The Agenda
 

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Thursday June 22

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 22

the comic
9:30pm

Kick off your NYC Pride Weekend with Emmy-award nominated stand-up comic! and stand-up comic

Comedy Show

Comedian

New York City

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Friday June 23

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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Dan

St. Paul

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Friday June 23

mental health workshop
1:30pm

The workshop will explore mental health issues in recovery. Stay tuned for the facilitator announcement and what to expect. 

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Mario

Houston

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Saturday June 24

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 23

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 24

service luncheon
11:30am

RSVP for a luncheon where you will get a chance to learn about conference service and get a chance to get involved for the next one.  

 

For other 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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Saturday June 24

keynote speaker
3:30pm

This reimagined workshop is a conference favorite. For this year, we've invited author and addiction expert, Gabor Maté. Past GSM keynote speakers have been Marianne Williamson, Byron Katie, Mike Bayer and Sah D'Simone.

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Mario

Houston

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Saturday June 24

the big show
9:30pm

All we are allowed to say is that you are going to love it. Past GSM performers have been Bianca Del Rio, Sandra Bernhard, Margaret Cho, Fortune, Feimster, and Level Up!  

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Mario

Houston

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Saturday June 24

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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Richard

Kentucky

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Sunday June 25

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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Thursday June 22

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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Thursday June 22

the ride!
10:15pm

A new immersive experience!

See midtown Manhattan at night with a talent-filled, comedic, customized super tour.

Drop off by 11:30pm / MUST RSVP 

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Richard

Kentucky

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Friday June 23

meditation meeting
10am

An open meeting for all fellowships that focuses on the various spiritual practices and tools in sobriety. 

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Mario

Houston

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Friday June 23

the dating workshop
1:30pm

This reimagined workshop is a conference favorite. 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 23

the opening meeting
8pm

Speaker meeting for all participants. All fellowships are welcomed. 

 

Roll Call from different states and countries! 

NA/CMA Speaker Meeting

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Mario

Houston

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Saturday June 24

morning yoga
10am

Meet up in the 2nd floor lobby of

The Westin.

All levels welcome. 

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Richard

Kentucky

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Saturday June 24

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 24

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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Saturday June 24

the raffle
10:30pm

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

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Robbie

New York City

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Sunday June 25

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. Special DJ will provide the party from our double decker bus.

Headphones

DJ to be announced

New York City

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Sunday June 25

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: TBA

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

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Mario

Houston

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Thursday June 22

welcome meeting
8pm

Speaker meeting for all participants. All fellowships are welcomed. 

 

In Memoriam, 

“Over the Rainbow”, performed by special artist

AA Speaker Meeting

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Mario

Houston

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Thursday June 22

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 23

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 23

communal workshop
3:30pm

Past communal workshops at GSM have been Drop the Rock and Common Ground. Stay tuned for the facilitator announcement and what to expect. 

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Mario

Houston

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Friday June 23

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 TBA

New York City

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Saturday June 24

meditation meeting
10am

An open meeting for all fellowships that focuses on the various spiritual practices and tools in sobriety. 

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Mario

Houston

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Saturday June 24

"it's not in the book"
workshop
1:30pm

How many times have we heard, "don't get into a relationship in the first year" or "wait a year to sponsor someone", or someones opinion on medication in sobriety? This workshop explores where all this information and in some cases, misinformation comes from.  

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Mario

Houston

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Saturday June 24

the big meeting
8pm

Speaker meeting for all participants. All fellowships are welcomed. 

Sobriety countdown! 

AA/AL-Anon Speaker Meeting

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Mario

Houston

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Saturday June 24

costumed social
11:30pm

What look defines you? Drag? Leather Gear? Wear whatever you like and get to know your fellows at a fun house party. 

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Richard

Kentucky

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Sunday June 25

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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Dan

St. Paul