Groups at Identity House provide participants with a unique opportunity to share experiences and support others in the LGBTQ community in a safe and confidential environment. We offer theme-centered groups on coming out, relationships, gender identity and frequently add new group topics as interest emerges.
Groups typically meet on a weeknight for 8 weeks, although we periodically offer 6 and 12 week groups as well. All groups are facilitated by two Identity House members. Before the first meeting there is an orientation session which gives participants an opportunity to learn more about the group. We do not charge a fee but our suggested contribution to Identity House for each session is $25. However, no one is ever turned away for financial reasons. Meetings typically take place at various Manhattan locations in the Midtown, Union Square, Chelsea and Greenwich Village neighborhoods.
Listed below are the groups that are about to start or have already started. If the group you are interested in has already started, you may still be able to join if the group has just begun. Even if you are unable to join, either because the group is well underway or because it is filled to capacity (we usually cap groups at 12 people), you are still encouraged to contact us so that we can let you know the next time that group will be starting.
Our groups are designed to encourage inclusiveness without regard to gender and sexual orientation labels. The limitations of language, however, pose some challenges in expressing this inclusiveness. To prevent any confusion we have clarified below what we mean by men, women, co-ed and all gender.
Men's Groups are open to anyone that identifies as a gay, bisexual, queer or questioning man or trans-man. Women's Groups are open to anyone that identifies as a lesbian, gay, bisexual, queer or questioning woman or trans-woman. All Gender Groups are open to men, women and any other gender identity. If you have any questions, please contact the facilitator.
Men's Coming Out GroupFall 2013
Are you questioning your sexual orientation or have you already taken the first steps in your coming out process? Share your experiences, fears, hopes and aspirations in a safe and confidential environment with other men of all ages that can relate and support you in your personal journey. This interactive group will explore what coming out means to you and a wide range of topics as we all get to know each other. No topics are off limits.
Orientation: Late September
Duration: 8 weeks
To Join or Have Questions Contact:
Men's Relationships: Fall 2013
PO Box 829, Murray Hill Station, New York City, NY 10156 Tel: 212-243-8181
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