FOR NEWCOMERS

For GLBTQQI People

Our fellowship is open to women and men, regardless of age, race, religion, ethnic background, marital status, or occupation. We welcome members of any sexual identity or orientation, whether they are gay, straight, bisexual, or transgendered.

 

(Sex Addicts Anonymous, Second Edition, Pages 1-2)

 

 

The SAA Nashville Intergroup has made it a priority to ensure that Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual, Transgender, Queer, Questioning, and Intersex People who are interested in our fellowship feel welcome and safe in our meetings. Many GLBTQQI People have found serenity and freedom in the rooms of SAA. Please join us.

 

If you would like to speak to a gay, lesbian, or bisexual person who is also a sex addict about our program, contact us and request to speak with a gay, lesbian, or bisexual person. The appropriate man or woman from our fellowship will get back to you. We can also arrange for the appropriate man or woman to accompany you to your first meeting.

 

Many of us have found wonderful allies inside the walls of these rooms who are not GLBTQQI People. Please be open to all members who are warm and willing to support your recovery.

 

While all of our Nashville SAA meetings try to be safe places for all members, GLBTQQI newcomers and members may feel varying degrees of comfort and safety at different meetings. If you do experience discrimination in SAA related to your sexual orientation, consult a trusted SAA member, sponsor, our local intergroup leaders, or the International Service Organization to share your experience, or take these issues to the group conscience, if possible.

 

Prejudice exists in our culture, and attaining sobriety from sexual addiction may not instantly remove such character defects from everyone. SAA members who are GLLBTQQI people can participate in the SAA fellowship with the confidence that the principles upon which SAA is founded welcome all who wish to recover from sexual addition. We can practice ‚Äúprinciples before personalities‚ÄĚ in acting as an example and sharing our recovery program.

 

Our International Service Organization has created a special pamphlet that addresses some special concerns that GLBTQQI people frequently have when joining SAA. To view or purchase this pamphlet click here.

2010 - present

2010 - present