January 12, 2015

Peer Meetings

Peer meetings are most men’s first contact with us, and have been a lifeline for many. No membership is required to participate in support meetings; you are welcome any evening we meet. Our meetings provide a safe, confidential, and welcoming forum for talking about our issues of gay fatherhood, including coming out, divorce, sexuality, and relationships with children, partners, and spouses (current or ex).

You are free to join in the discussion or just observe; whatever feels most comfortable. Occasionally, our meetings also include speakers on topics of interest for a portion of the meeting. After the meetings, many of us continue the conversation in a more casual setting at a local eatery.

We meet on the 2nd Monday of each month at Center on Halsted, 3656 N Halsted Street, Chicago from 7-9 pm. There is a voluntary donation at the door of $5 to help defray the cost of event planning, public relations and social activities.

9 thoughts on “Peer Meetings

  • I’m very happy to hear about this group. I will be able to attend the March meeting. I’m looking forward to it.

    Rich W.

  • I am a married dad with three young kids. Recently came out to my wife but still sorting through things. Would be interested in attending but not sure how comfortable I will be in a large group. What is typical attendance numbers and what is confidentiality policy as I am not out to anyone else yet. Thanks.

    • Hi Adam. Our confidentiality is complete, you don’t even need to give your name if your not ready. Our normal attendance for any given meeting is in the range of 12-17 men as not everyone’s schedule allows them to attend each month.
      Hope to see you March 13th


    • Yes, meetings are always the 2nd Monday of the month at 7:30p. They end at 9pm. Center on Halsted is the location, 2nd floor.

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