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Old 11-15-2012, 09:54 AM   #1 (permalink)
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Lgbtq aa

Hey all... I am wondering if anyone has experience with attending AA meetings that are specifically for LGBTQ? I just want to know about your experience and if that aspect of AA was helpful. Thanks.

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Old 11-16-2012, 03:42 AM   #2 (permalink)
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Hey now,

Yeah, I found a really comfortable LGBT AA meeting only 30 minutes from home. The people are so real and committed to recovery that I made it my main bread n butter meeting. But that is the only one I found comfortable - LGBT meetings are few and far between (around here) - and two others I've tried (some distance away) do not have the camaraderie this one has. I luvs it.

It's important for me to attend LGBT meetings because there I (and many others) can talk of issues that I would not feel comfortable talking about in genpop. It's good to feel comfortable.

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Old 11-19-2012, 01:56 PM   #3 (permalink)
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Congrats on your sober time.

I have not been to a LGBT AA meeting in years but would suggest to anyone to give it a try. Finding a support group is a big part of AA and the more groups that you experience and try the more people you will meet and the bigger your support group becomes.
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