Group Name: Straight Forward – Support for Straight Spouses of Gays & Lesbians
Description: Annie is co-founder/co-facilitator of Straight-Forward. Annie is empathic of mixed orientation issues and draws on her genuine warmth and caring, positive attitude, academic background, and life experiences in co-facilitating the peer support group. Annie was happily married for almost 24 years when her husband disclosed his homosexuality. June Galbraith is a registered nurse specialized in pediatrics from London England. She was happily married for 27 years before her husband came out as a gay man. June is also a co-founder of Straight-Forward.
Straight-Forward offers a facilitated, peer support group for straight spouses of gay & lesbians. The only requirement is that you were in or are in a relationship with a gay or lesbian partner and you are heterosexual. Mixed orientation couples means that one spouse is either gay, lesbian, bisexual or transgender. Supports exists for the gay/lesbian partner in their ‘coming out’ process. However the straight spouse is often left to deal with the aftermath with little to no formal support network.
Where: Second and fourth Thursdays of the month, from 6:30 p.m. until 8:30 p.m. To obtain more information on the exact location (Yonge & Eglinton area) and specifics, please email.
Contact: firstname.lastname@example.org | www.straight-forward.ca