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.

We welcome suggestions for new group topics so please contact  This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it with any feedback.


Upcoming Groups

  

Gay Connections

Forming now. Start date: April 7, 2017

This interactive support group will provide a safe forum for gay men to deeply share and connect. Covering all areas of life, participants will self-discover what truly makes them happy, what’s been holding them back and how to move forward with boldness. Learning from each other experiences, gain the confidence and conviction to take control of the gay life you deserve. Make friends, make relationships, show your pride and connect with other gay men in a very powerful way.

Topics include:

  • Week 1: Getting To Know Each Other
  • Week 2: Coming Out/Being Out/Being Gay In Your Own Way
  • Week 3: Family of Origin - Growing Up
  • Week 4: Family of Choice - Friendships, Parenting, Community
  • Week 5: Sex
  • Week 6: Dating, Romance and Intimacy
  • Week 7: Career and Being Gay Week 8: Wrap Up and Moving Forward


Details:

The group will meet for 8 Fridays (skipping Memorial Day weekend), from 6:30-8:30, beginning April 7th, in the Union Square area. There will be an orientation on March 31st, before the group begins, from 6:30-7:30. Please register early and confirm your availability for the duration of the group.

Please contact Jim at This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it if you are interested in attending or if you have any questions about this group.

 

The Black and Latino Experience as LGBTQ Men

Forming now. Start date (tentative): May 9, 2017

This group will focus on Black and Latino men's unique experiences in the LGBTQ community. We will provide a safe environment for members to share openly and examine what it's been like to be people of color  in the gay community. We will discuss such  topics as coming out, finding community, racism, dating and sex, religion/the church, family, homophobia, and culture. By speaking from the heart, supporting each other, and "keeping it real," this group will provide an opportunity for participants to identify, learn from, and bond by sharing each other's unique experiences.


Details:

The group will meet for 8 Tuesdays from 6:30-8:30, beginning May 9 (tentative), at a location to be determined. Please register early and confirm your availability for the duration of the group.

Please contact I-House Groups at This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it if you are interested in attending or if you have any questions about this group.


 

Transgender Support Group: Early Stages of Coming Out and/or Transitioning

Forming now. Start date: September 16, 2017

Did you recently come out as transgender? We invite you to take part in a group that will seek to provide a forum for sharing issues related to transitioning, including transgender identity, self-expression, self-discovery, relationships, medical transitioning and more -- a chance for you to share your unique experience and contribute to shaping a rich, dynamic group experience. Our goal is to offer a space where people who are in the early stages of coming out and/or transitioning can share their experiences and concerns in a safe and supportive environment, hopefully learning and growing in the process.

Details:

There will be an Orientation Session on Saturday, September 16, and then eight consecutive weekly sessions beginning on Saturday, September 23 and running through Saturday, November 11.  The sessions will take place from 11:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m. (location will be provided later). 

Please contact us by email to This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it if you would like to participate or have any questions about this group. A contribution of $25.00 per session/pay what you wish is requested; however, no one will be denied admittance because of an inability to pay.

 

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