of the Washington, D.C. Metropolitan Area

Providing peer counseling, support, and outreach to gay and bisexual married men, their wives, partners, and friends.


 

I wanted GAMMA to be a place where people who feel this special kind of love would be welcomed and accepted. I wanted to create a framework for discussion that was respectful and humane, for ourselves, our wives, and others.— Joshua, one of the founders of GAMMA

Meeting Times
Second and Fourth Fridays of Every Month

Barcelo Hotel
2121 P St NW
(consult lobby notice board for location)

7:30-9:30 p.m.
More About Meetings

What is GAMMA?

GAMMA is a peer support group for men who:

  • Identify themselves as gay or bisexual or are simply attracted to men, and
  • Are now or have been in a relationship with a woman, or are contemplating such a relationship.

Some members are in satisfying, conventional marriages, some in less happy ones. Some are separated or divorced, some have lovers. Some have never had a sexual experience with a man and some have worked out unique living arrangements.
Some have had free and open discussions with their spouses and children. Others have never spoken to anyone about their feelings.

All are welcome and should find among us others who share their experience.
GAMMA has no official party line. It neither encourages nor discourages its members from relationships with their wives or other women. Rather, it seeks to assist each man to find his own best road to travel in life. Much of this is accomplished through open, candid, and sympathetic sharing of thoughts, experiences and feelings.

GAMMA Men's Support Group Meetings

The GAMMA Men's support group meets at 7:30 p.m., the second and fourth Fridays of each month, at the Barcelo Radisson Hotel, at 2121 P Street, Northwest. That's P Street, between 21st and 22nd Streets. If you're taking the metro, get off at either entrance of the Dupont Circle station and it's only a couple of blocks from the circle to the hotel. The specific room changes from meeting to meeting. As you enter the hotel, turn left just before you reach the check-in desk. A list of organizations and meeting rooms for the evening is posted on the wall on your left before you enter the hallway.

At our meetings, you can say as little or as much as you like. Most attendees will introduce themselves and describe their current situation and issues. The discussion the rest of the evening depends on the interests of the group. There are typically between 10 and 15 people in attendance – with ages ranging from the 20's on up. The men's group is just a bunch of guys discussing their issues, so don't be shy... there's nothing bizarre going on here!

Support for Wives

Support for wives is available through the Straight Spouse Network. For further information about the Straight Spouse Network, click on “Wives’ Group” in the left-hand scroll bar.

Contacting Gamma

If you have a question, please send us an e-mail at Gammamail@aol.com. Tell us whether you want information on the men's group or the wives' group so we can have the appropriate person respond to your e-mail.

If you would like to speak to a live person, please send us an e-mail that includes your name, area code and telephone number, and the best time for us to reach you. We'll be discreet in any case, but be sure to tell us if there is a certain time we should NOT call. If you live outside the local area, we'll have to call collect, identifying ourselves as Mr. or Mrs. GAMMA or any other name you specify.

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G A M M A
The Gay Married Men's Association of the Washington, D.C. Metropolitan Area

Website: www.gay-married.org or www.gay-married.com
E-mail Address:
gammamail@aol.com