The conference is already over half-way sold out. This is the last group of tickets that will be offered before we sell out. We invite you and your friends to our VARSITY themed conference at GSM2020!


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 yourself 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 2020, We invite you and your friends to join in the celebration. We invite you to get




GSM 2020  



For those that 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 Schedule at a Glance. Registrations may be transferred to someone else or donated to our scholarship program for newcomers. There are no refunds. For information on scholarships, click here.



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.



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 2020 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 Westin Times Square is an upscale conference hotel that features oversized rooms, countless amenities, a fitness center, and though it’s located near the Theater District in the excitement of Times Square, it still manages to offer a tranquil sanctuary once inside. For GSM participants, there is a discounted room rate with no resort fee.     


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 2020, 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. 


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 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 2020 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 GSM 2020 Host Hotel! W. 43rd Street at 8th Ave. Double: $279/night King: $279/night *Based on availability **Register first, then you will be provided instructions on booking your room. ***Upon Check Out, you will NOT be charged a destination fee.

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