We are an LGBTQ peer-led discussion and support group dealing with emotional health, mental health, problems, and wellness; specifically for LGBTQ people. The group is for Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, Queer, Questioning, Intersex, Two-Spirit, and Asexual people. We aim to provide a safe, open and non-judgmental environment encouraging members to listen to each other, share experiences, interact, and learn ways to cope, heal and grow. We do this in an atmosphere of welcome, acceptance and empathy. We have our support group on the first Wednesday of the month at a West Village church in New York City. We also have our support group on the 2nd Thursday of the month at the LGBT Community Center in New York City. The LGBT Community Center group is listed in their center listings as Supportive Connections. After both support groups, we usually get something to eat at a local diner or restaurant. We have a social get together at a Chelsea restaurant about two weeks after the Center group. We encourage members to talk from our own personal experience. We want the group to be a safe space, and all boundaries are to be respected. We stress confidentiality, as much as is humanly and realistically possible. We encourage respect, interaction, courtesy, discussion and friendship, but we shy away from telling someone what they should do, and instead we give advice or feedback only if asked for. We discuss anxiety, depression, OCD, loneliness, relationship issues, work issues, etc. We don't guarantee answers or solutions, but we provide a space to come together to share. (This group is more for support and friendship and talking about our problems and issues; and not for professional networking nor research nor screenplays, etc. People might happen to learn ideas for jobs, but again the focus is on support and coming together.) The group is a joint effort among all members. We are not a 12 step group. We do not advocate any religion. We would like group attendance to reflect the diversity of people who join here on meetup. We have a diverse group of facilitators with respect to gender, age, and ethnicity. If people want to get more info. about the group, please e-mail at firstname.lastname@example.org, and we can add you on to the group email list. We ask for a contribution of $5, more if you can, less if you can't, none if you cannot, when you attend the groups, to cover the center room rental cost and the cost of being on meetup. We realize these are tough times. The most important thing is that you attend the groups, regardless of one's ability to pay. People who attend the groups for the first time may feel awkward or nervous. We want you to feel as welcome and comfortable as is possible. No one has to talk if they are uncomfortable or nervous, but if new attendees want to share and talk about certain topics, please try to let your voice and opinions be heard, and tell us what you want to talk about, and tell us what you need from the group. We can ask you if you would like to talk about anything, but we don't want to put you on the spot. If someone in the group says something that bothers you, please speak up, or let one of us know after the group. This group is a joint effort, so we will do our best to include everyone. We are always learning from each other, listening, adapting, and growing. Thank you.