Interested in getting to know other gay men in an authentic, meaningful way? Want to discuss shared experiences of growing up gay in a straight world? Looking for an alternative to the usual places to meet? This group is for gay men who are looking to form solid and supportive friendships with other gay men while sharing insight about what is means to be a man. Based upon the informative and insightful book "The Velvet Rage: Overcoming the pain of growing up gay in a straight man's world" by Dr. Alan Downs PhD., we can learn from each other and learn to make authentic and meaningful friendships and build a little healthy community. The book can be found on Amazon or at book retailers for around $15 or less...and it is best to buy the second edition. This group is meant to be a non-judgemental, supportive, casual and safe place to gather. If this speaks to you, please join us!

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  • New Member
    larry johnson larry johnson joined
    June 13
    larry johnson
    "Looking for new friendships in the LGBT community. I am over the bar scene and this group sounds healthy"
  • New Member
    Eddie Eddie­ joined
    May 26
    Eddie
    "Living over in Newton for 2 years, new to central Iowa. I was raised in Southeast Iowa. Looking to get out and make new friends in the area"
  • New Member
    Mike Wilson Mike Wilson joined
    May 9
    Mike Wilson
    "middle-aged gay man, DSM resident for many years, would like to meet a few new faces for stimulating conversation and possibly more."
  • New Discussion
    James James­ started New to DSM
    March 8
    James

    "I just arrived in Des Moines in August so I'm excited to see what activities might be out there. What are some of the past things this group has done?"

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  • New Member
    James James­ joined
    March 8
    James
    "Just me. Simple, honest guy looking for like-minded LGBT friends."
  • New Member
    douglas schilling douglas schilling joined
    February 21
    douglas schilling
    "ron and i are north on a farm and would like to meet new people. been together 19 years."
  • New Member
    Skylar Neal Skylar Neal joined
    November 6
    Skylar Neal
    "Salutations! I recently moved from New York City to Des Moines, Ia, my birthplace August of 2013. I am a bisexual male and professional astrologer looking to make friends and socialize within the GLBT community of Des Moines."
  • New Member
    Josh Josh­ joined
    November 5
    Josh
    "I'm just ur avg guy trying to make ends meet I'm trying to go back to school for nursing"
 
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