Gays and Lesbians in Alcoholics Anonymous
pronounced gay・la or gah・luh
GaL-AA (Gays and Lesbians in AA) was established to serve and have the involvement of lesbians, gay men, and others in Alcoholics Anonymous, regardless of how they choose to identify themselves. In selecting the name, careful consideration was given to a variety of combinations. While the name only directly reflects gays and lesbians, we embrace all LGBT+ members of the AA fellowship.
About Our Mission Chicago Roundup, Inc. is a volunteer-based organization for the celebration of 12-step recovery from alcohol and drug addiction within the LGBTQ+ community. This organization produces engaging events in a safe environment, affording participants the opportunity to have a spiritual awakening. Throughout the year, Chicago Roundup produces several programming and fundraising events which foster a sense of fun and community in our sober fellowship.Find out more »
The San Antonio Roundup (SARU) is a not-for-profit group whose primary purpose is to foster recovery, education and enrichment through an annual conference for LGBTQ+ Alcoholics, Addicts, Family & Friends of Alcoholics & Addicts held in San Antonio, Texas.Find out more »
Our History Established in 1976, WRLS is the oldest and longest continuously held LGBTQ Alcoholics Anonymous conference in the world. The first Western Roundup Living Sober (WRLS) was held June 25-27 at the Student Union Building, San Francisco State University. 198 people attended that year. The conference has been held every year since. The 1976 Western Roundup was founded by a core group of five people: Don H., Bob H., Moss, Jim P. and Louis D. The idea for the conference was inspired…Find out more »
SEPTEMBER 6-8, 2019 INDIAN WELLS, CALIFORNIA The handful of gentlemen planning this conference believe that one of the biggest challenges facing gay men in recovery is the challenge of developing meaningful relationships and communication skills with other members of our community. In an era of social media and dating apps on our phones, this challenge is made all the more difficult. Accordingly, this conference is anchored by two goals; (1) developing meaningful connections with members of the sober gay community…Find out more »