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


Gay Connections

Happening now. Start date: September 29, 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
  • Week 8: Wrap Up and Moving Forward


The group will meet for 8 Fridays (skipping Memorial Day weekend), from 7:00-9:00, beginning September 29th, in Chelsea. There will be an orientation on September 22nd, before the group begins, from 7:30-8:30. 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.

Transgender Support Groups

Starting in early January, 2018

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 that will start in early 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.

Early Stages Group

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

Later Stages Group

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.

The specific days, times, and locations will be determined by survey of interested members.

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 .


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