Queer & Trans Al-Anon
Day of Recovery Everywhere
Saturday, April 29, 2023
11am - 7pm Eastern
BETTER TOGETHER is the 2nd annual Queer & Trans Al-Anon Day of Recovery Everywhere (QT ADORE), a full day of speakers, workshops, panels, fellowship, and more, sponsored by the Queer & Trans Al-Anon Family Group in Philadelphia, PA.
QT ADORE has one primary purpose: to share the experience, strength and hope of Al-Anon members who identify as trans, queer, lesbian, gay, bisexual, non-binary, genderqueer, intersex and gender non-conforming in order to help one another in Al-Anon. All are welcome here. We seek to be a safe space for people of any age, race, ethnicity, class, religion, spirituality, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, presentation, size, and disability. As in Al-Anon, the only requirement for attendance is a problem of alcoholism in a loved one or friend. Anyone who has been affected by someone else’s drinking is welcome!
BETTER TOGETHER was held on Zoom from 11 a.m. - 7 p.m. Eastern. The day featured multiple concurrent sessions on a range of topics and Steps, including shame, loving detachment, self-care, intimacy & sex, grief, and boundaries, with titles like "My God is Gay,” “Principles Above Personalities,” “Finding a Sponsor,” and “Getting Out of My Own Way.”
Sessions took the form of panels, speakers, guided discussions, workshops, and participatory events. The day opened with a keynote speaker and ended with the 2nd annual Gifts of the Program Variety Share.
A full schedule of events with session descriptions and times was emailed just prior to the event to all participants who registered.
PAST SeSSIONs INCLUDED:
Sponsorship: Supporting My Recovery with a Sponsor
Transitioning in Al-Anon: Embracing my Authentic Self
A Panel on Gratitude: Appreciating What I Have While Creating a Life I Love
Newcomer Q&A Panel: Discovering My Program
Queerness & Spirituality: Finding My Way
Chosen Family: Intimacy Outside of Romance