LGBTQ Online!

Image of LifeRing Meetings Mascot Bun the lop eared bunny rabbitLGBTQ Online!

LifeRing is proud to introduce Mike K, our newest online meeting convenor.  Mike and his rabbit Bun are starting a new focus meeting for the LifeRing LGBTQ community. This meeting provides more time, space, and support for LGBTQ LifeRing members and the unique challenges they face with support, understanding, and a safe space for recovery.

   Sounds Gay, I'm In  |  LifeRing meetings focusing on the unique challenges of the LGBTQ community
  •  Sundays at 10:00am Pacific | Meeting ID: 815 1750 1802, Password: lifering

The following is an introduction to Mike and to the new Sounds Gay, I'm In focus meetings.

 


 

About Me

My name is Mike (they/them) and I’m here with my rabbit Bun to welcome members of the LGBTQ community to a brand new Sunday meeting called “Sounds Gay, I’m In". I was born and raised in Hollywood (it’s not as glamorous as you’d think), spent some time in the redwood forests of Northern California, and recently moved back to the San Fernando Valley region of Los Angeles.

In my past life, I was an academic studying psychology and a queer community organizer, and then I decided to go into healthcare. I currently work as a triage nurse for the LA LGBT Center in the heart of Hollywood. Bun is my floppy-eared pal that’ll make many guest appearances at meetings.


We know that LGBTQ people are at higher risk of substance abuse due to the extra barriers and challenges we face.
My goal is to give my community the extra love it deserves.


I found out about LifeRing at a challenging point in my life. Feeling out of place at a Marijuana Anonymous meeting, I searched the internet for alternatives. I’m really glad I did. The kindness and support of the LifeRing community helped me achieve 11 months of sobriety as of February 18th, 2024.

My Motivation for This Meeting

I created this meeting to provide more time, space, and support for LGBTQ LifeRing members. We know that LGBTQ people are at higher risk of substance abuse due to the extra barriers and challenges we face…my goal is to give my community the extra love it deserves.

We have the autonomy and power to shape our sobriety through these meetings. They will be flexible and community driven. Thank you for your interest, and I hope to meet you soon.

 

Sounds Gay, I'm In | LifeRing meetings focusing on the unique challenges of the LGBTQ community
Sundays at 10:00am Pacific | Zoom Meeting ID: 815 1750 1802, Password: lifering

 


Please help Mike and Bun support those with substance use challenges with your one-time or sustaining donations. Thank you!