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THE AGENDA AT A GLANCE

THURSDAY, JUNE 27TH

 

12pm - 5pm       Registration Check-In and Pop-Up Shop  

Majestic Foyer       

 

4pm                  Workshop: Orientation 101   

Majestic Ballroom            

 

5pm                  Dinner Break

 

8pm                  The Welcome Meeting   

Cathedral of St. John the Divine                

 

9:30pm             Stand Up Comic 

Majestic Ballroom                       

 

10:15pm           The Ride!  

Westin Street Level                            

 

12am                Midnight Meeting  

Chair's Suite               

FRIDAY, JUNE 28TH

9:30am - 5pm    Registration Check-In, Concierge and Pop-Up Shop  

Majestic Foyer   

 

10am                Morning Glory Run  

Meet in 2nd floor Lobby                

 

10am                The Meditation Experience   

Majestic Ballroom                

 

11:30am           Lunch Break

 

1:30pm             Mental Health Workshop  

Palace, 9th floor          

 

1:30pm             Workshop: Dating  

Majestic Ballroom                    

 

3:30pm             Communal Workshop

Majestic Ballroom               

 

5pm                  Dinner Break

 

8pm                  The Opening Meeting   

The Highline 

 

9:30pm             Caravan to LifeTime Sky

Meet at 5th floor Foyer            

 

10pm                The Rooftop Pool Party  

LifeTime Sky             

 

12am                Midnight Meeting  

Chair's Suite               

 

SATURDAY, JUNE 29TH

 

9:30am - 5pm   Registration Check-In, Concierge and Pop-Up Shop  

Majestic Foyer    

10am               Rooftop Yoga  

Meet at 2nd floor Lobby                   

10am               The Meditation Experience  

Majestic Ballroom               

 

11:30am          Service Luncheon/Break  

The Foundry, 2nd floor           

 

1:30pm            Workshop: Sex  

Majestic Ballroom                   

 

1:30pm            Diversity Workshop   

Palace, 9th floor                      

 

3:30pm            Keynote Speaker   

Majestic Ballroom                

 

5pm                 Dinner Break

7pm                 Caravan to The Vessel

Meet at 5th floor Foyer 

8pm                 The Big Meeting  

The Vessel                

 

9:30pm            The Big Show   

The Vessel                     

 

10pm               The Big Raffle  

The Vessel   

 

10:45pm          Caravan to The Westin              

 

11:30pm          Costumed Social  

Manhattan, 5th floor               

 

12am               Midnight Meeting  

Chair's Suite               

 

SUNDAY, JUNE 30TH

 

10:45am          Caravan to the Parade and Viewing Social

Meet at 2nd floor Lobby

 

11:30am          The Pride Parade  

Location TB

 

12pm               Parade Viewing Social  

Stumptown Coffee                  

 

5pm                 Dinner Break  

Gotham West Market

 

7:30pm            The Dance on the River  

Circle Line Cruises, Birth 1 SOUTH/NORTH

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Thursday June 27

orientation 101
4pm

First time at GSM? Join our Program team where you'll learn how to make the most of your conference experience. We will share experiences on everything from participating in the workshops to planning your most memorable Pride Sunday. We will also offer an opportunity to connect with a mentor alumni from previous GSM Conferences. 

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Mario

Houston

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Thursday June 27

the comic
9:30pm

Kick off your Pride Weekend with stand-up comic!

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TBA

New York City

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Friday June 28

morning glory run
10am

Meet up in the 2nd floor lobby of

The Westin.

All levels welcome. We will break you into a group for a light joggers and a group for the speedy queens. Goes up Times Square, through Central Park and back to the hotel.  (4 miles)

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Leo

New York City

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Friday June 28

mental health workshop
1:30pm

This interactive workshop led by the clinical team at a sponsoring treatment center supporting LGBTQIA+ programming will examine common barriers to recovery including but not limited to the feelings and emotions and co-occurring disorders that come with new or long-term recovery.

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Steven

Sarasota

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FRIDAY June 28

dinner break
5pm

Check out all of the great and fun restaurants in Hell's Kitchen!  Make sure to invite fellows traveling on their own. That's how we take care of each other at GSM. 

 

For dining recommendations, visit the Event Info section of the Gay & Sober App or www.gayandsober.org/eats

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Robbie

New York City

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Friday June 28

midnight meeting
12am

A more intimate meeting where you can share with your fellows. 

All fellowships are welcome. 

12-Step meeting format

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Mario

Houston

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Saturday June 29

service luncheon
11:30am

RSVP for a luncheon where you will get a chance to learn about conference service and get a chance to get involved for the next one.  

 

For other dining recommendations, visit the Event Info section of the Gay & Sober App or www.gayandsober.org/eats

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Christian

New York City

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Saturday June 29

keynote speaker
3:30pm

Last summer, GSM invited Time Magazine's 100 most influential people in the world, the 

internationally renowned fashion designer Marc Jacobs to share his thoughts on creativity and success in sobriety.

There will be time for audience Q&A.

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Steven

Vancouver

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Saturday June 29

the big show
9:30pm

All we are allowed to say is that you are going to love it. Past GSM performers have been Bianca Del Rio, Sandra Bernhard, Margaret Cho, Fortune Feimster, and Level Up!  

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Mario

Houston

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Saturday June 29

midnight meeting
12am

A more intimate meeting where you can share with your fellows. 

All fellowships are welcome. 

12-Step meeting format

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Mario

Houston

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Sunday June 30

dinner break
5pm

We recommend grabbing a quick bite near the ship or near the hotel. Many fellows like Gotham Market.

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Robbie

New York City

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Thursday June 27

dinner break
5pm

Check out all of the great and fun restaurants in Hell's Kitchen!  Make sure to invite fellows traveling on their own. That's how we take care of each other at GSM. 

 

For dining recommendations, visit the Event Info section of the Gay & Sober App or www.gayandsober.org/eats

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Robbie

New York City

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Thursday June 27

the ride!
10:15pm

A new immersive experience!

See midtown Manhattan at night with a talent-filled, comedic, customized super tour.

Drop off by 11:30pm / MUST RSVP 

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Carlos

Dallas

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Friday June 28

meditation experience
10am

An open high-energy meditation experience for all fellowships that focuses on the various spiritual practices and tools in sobriety. 

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Spiritual Guru

Pennsylvania

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Friday June 28

the dating workshop
1:30pm

What No One Teaches Us About Sexual Attraction.

 

In this conference favorite, you'll learn life-changing tools for transforming your attraction patterns so you can find and keep healthy love. We've invited author and psychotherapist Ken Page from Deeper Dating® to present on the search for love. As seen on Oprah®.

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Ken Page, LCSW

New York City

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Friday June 28

the opening meeting
8pm

Speaker meeting for all participants. All fellowships are welcomed. 

 

Roll Call from different states and countries! 

CMA Speaker Meeting

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SPEAKER: David

Los Angeles

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Saturday June 29

morning yoga
10am

Meet up in the 2nd floor lobby of

The Westin.

All levels welcome. 

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Michael Becker

New York City

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Saturday June 29

the sex workshop
1:30pm

This reimagined workshop will focus on how to manage sex in recovery. Hopefully answering the important questions of how to get back into sex without compromising one's recovery. 

 

There will also be a panel discussion with Q&A from the audience.  

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Dr. David Fawcett PhD

Fort Lauderdale, FL.

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Saturday June 29

dinner break
5pm

Check out all of the great and fun restaurants in Hell's Kitchen!  Make sure to invite fellows traveling on their own. That's how we take care of each other at GSM. 

 

For dining recommendations, visit the Event Info section of the Gay & Sober App or www.gayandsober.org/eats

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Robbie

New York City

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Saturday June 29

the raffle
10pm

Win big at our famous luxury raffle! Prizes from Apple, Gucci, Dior, and Ralph Lauren! 

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Will

San Diego

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Sunday June 30

the pride parade
12pm

The NYC Pride March is the largest pride parade in the world. Be proud of who you are, march with your fellows, and dance in the streets!! All are welcome. LGBTQ+ inclusive. Special DJ Eric James will provide the party from our double decker bus.

Headphones

DJ To Be Announced

New York City

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Sunday June 30

the dance 
on the river cruise
7:30pm

All are welcome at the best sober dance party in the country! LGBTQ+ inclusive. Food and drink available on board for purchase.

Fireworks spectacular.

Special guest DJ Eric James

Included with your registration. We do sell tickets to to non-conference participants for this night only. 

CIRCLE LINE, W. 42ND AND THE HUDSON RIVER.  

BIRTH 1 SOUTH

LINE UP STARTS AT 7PM

The boat will return to the dock at 11pm.

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Mario

Houston

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Thursday June 27

welcome meeting
8pm

Speaker meeting for all participants. All fellowships are welcomed. 

 

In Memoriam, 

“Over the Rainbow”, performed by special artist

AA Speaker Meeting

*This meeting is open to all. GSM participants get seated first.

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SPEAKER: Micah

Las Vegas

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Thursday June 27

midnight meeting
12am

A more intimate meeting where you can share with your fellows. 

All fellowships are welcome. 

12-Step meeting format

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Mario

Houston

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Friday June 28

lunch break
11:30am

Check out all of the great and fun restaurants in Hell's Kitchen!  Make sure to invite fellows traveling on their own. That's how we take care of each other at GSM. 

 

For dining recommendations, visit the Event Info section of the Gay & Sober App or www.gayandsober.org/eats

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Robbie

New York City

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Friday June 28

communal workshop
3:30pm

This insightful and powerful workshop will invite the participants to take a close look at the ways in which we are all similar, yet unique, from each other. By bridging the gap between other’s differences, you feel the profound effect of compassion and empathy grow within you, which instills greater serenity in your sobriety. 

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Joe Smith

New York City

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Friday June 28

rooftop pool party
10pm

Have some fun. Get to know your fellows. Dance the night away. Make a splash in the pool. 

No judgments! Light food and drink will be served.

Headphones

DJ LEENA

New York City

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Saturday June 29

meditation experience
10am

An open high-energy meditation experience for all fellowships that focuses on the various spiritual practices and tools in sobriety. Led by Certified International Motivational Speaker, Bruce Brackett! 

Spiritual Meditation

Spiritual Guru

Pennsylvania

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Saturday June 29

diversity
workshop
1:30pm

Explore the issues facing queer people of color in the rooms of recovery. Learn how to create community for marginalized groups.  

Happy Young Man

Dr. Joe Smith CASAC 

New York City

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Saturday June 29

the big meeting
8pm

Speaker meeting for all participants. All fellowships are welcomed. 

Sobriety countdown! 

AA/AL-Anon Speaker Meeting

*no need to RSVP

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SPEAKER: Michael

Austin

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Saturday June 29

costumed play party
11:30pm

What look defines you? Drag? Leather Gear? Wear whatever you like and get to know your fellows at a scavenger game.

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Anthony

New York City

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Sunday June 30

parade
viewing social
12pm

For those who would prefer to relax and watch the parade go by, we have set up a friendly space with coffee drinks and snacks available for purchase. Air-conditioned. 

*for registered participants only

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Erik

San Diego

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