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 sexual orientation, gender identity, relationships, and frequently add new group topics as interest emerges.


Groups typically meet 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 - FEB/MAR 2018

Men's and Women's Coming Out Groups

The Identity House Coming Out Groups are 8 week, closed support and discussion groups welcoming individuals of all walks and ages coming out at any stage, or, exploring or questioning their sexual identity.  It's a safe space to share experiences, fears, challenges, hopes and how coming out, or reflection on sexual identity, relates to identity and different areas of life.  It's also a safe space to build community and make new friendships. 

Each group will be run by 2 Identity House co-facilitators.  Discussion will be largely self-led by participants, with topics that may include family, homophobia, social norms, relationships and dating, sexual fluidity, isolation, coming out at work/to family & friends, labelling, and/or any other topics of interest to the group. 

MEN'S GROUP:  Saturdays, 3-5pm starting Feb 17th (orientation)


WOMEN'S GROUP:  Thursdays, 6:30-8:30pm starting Mar 1st




Current Groups - JANUARY 2018


Transgender Support Groups

Did you recently come out as transgender?  Are you comfortable with your transgender identity but working through questions of "what comes next" after coming out and transitioning?


Identity House is sponsoring Transgender Support Groups starting January, 2018 – there will be orientation sessions and then eight consecutive weekly sessions. 
These groups will provide 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 can share their experiences and concerns in a safe and supportive environment, fostering learning and growth with the support of others.


1. Early Stages Group MONDAYS, JANUARY 29 - APRIL 2 (will not meet on President's Day)

A forum for sharing issues related to the process of "discovering" your gender identity, including transgender identity, self-expression, self-discovery, relationships, medical transitioning, and more

**This group will take place on Mondays from 7-9 p.m. (location TBD). Orientation session will take place on Monday, January 29, 2018, with eight (8) weekly sessions starting on Monday, February 5 and running through Monday, April 2**

2. Later Stages Group SATURDAYS, JANUARY 27 - MARCH 31 (will not meet on President's Day weekend)

A forum for sharing issues related to the process of living in your fully realized gender identity, including self-expression, friendships and social life, dating and relationships, and more.

**This group will take place on Saturdays from 4:30-6:30 p.m. (location TBD). Orientation session will take place on Saturday, January 27, 2018, with eight (8) weekly sessions starting on Saturday, February 3 and running through Saturday, March 31**

A contribution of $25.00 per session the suggested donation, however, no one will be denied admittance because of an inability to pay – any amount that you can afford will be accepted and greatly appreciated!

If you are interested in joining one of these groups, please send an email to This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it .


Black & Latino Men's GBTQ Experience Group 


SUNDAYS 2PM-4PM, JAN 7TH - FEB 25TH

8 week interactive support group focusing on Black & Latino men't unique experience in the LGBTQ community.  We'll provide a safe environment for members to share & examine what it's like personally as People Of Color to be part of the gay community.  We'll address topics such as: coming out, finding community, racism, dating & sex, religion/church, family, homophobia, cultural & sexual stereotypes.  By speaking from the heart, supporting, and 'Keeping it real', this group will provide an opportunity for participants to relate, learn and bond through each other's unique experiences. 


Gay Connections


SUNDAYS 3PM-5PM, JAN 28th - MAR 25th (orientation Jan 14)

8 week interactive support group providing 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's experiences, gaining 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.


Please contact:

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