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LGBTQ Connection Support Groups

NAMI offers 2 support groups for the LGBTQ (Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, Questioning/Queer) community. The support groups are a safe place to confront the challenges that many members of LGBTQ communities face such as social isolation, stigma, discrimination, low self-esteem, anxiety and depression.

Minneapolis – (LGBTQ) Meets every Saturday from 1:00-2:30 p.m., at Living Table United Church of Christ, 3805 E. 40th St. Contact David at 612-920-3925.

St. Paul – (LGBTQ) Meets Saturdays, 1:00-2:30 p.m., at Gloria Dei Lutheran Church, 700 Snelling Ave. S., Room 108. Contact Alec at 952-334-6318 or Briana at 763-489-8086.

Young Adult LGBTQ NAMI Connection Support Group, Minneapolis (Ages 18-30), Meets 1st and 3rd Thursdays from 6:00-7:30 p.m. at Boneshaker Books (Community Room), 2002 23rd Avenue Ave. S., Minneapolis, MN 55404. Contact: Oliver at 503-828-7421 or Newt.stremple@gmail.com.

If you are interested in training to become a support group facilitator for an LGBTQ Connection group, please contact supportgroups@namimn.org.

It’s Time to Talk about Suicide in the LGBTQ Communities

Many in the LGBTQ community experience bullying, violence, discrimination and social rejection due to their sexual or gender identity. Even worse, many can endure discriminatory or ignorant attitudes from doctors or counsellors when trying to seek help. Targeted prevention strategies are needed if we are ever going to reach those in need.

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