Charlotte Friends Indeedis an informal supportgroup for gay men.  We address a wide range of topics from

our well being and contentment, life stressors and sensitive issues for those whom depressions resonates in a positive and open forum. 

The group derived from the premise that "friends in

need" are "friends in deed" and together we can encourage and support one another to "keep moving" forward.

As a peer support group in the LGBT community, our primary goal is to connect in healthy ways in a warm environment with other gay men on similar paths.  Here we find an abundance of friendship, acceptance, empathy, and understanding.  With much laughter and serious discussion, we begin to find ourselves "moving forward" through enlightened conversation and fellowship.

Professional therapists within the LGBT community help to provide a healthy perspective, assistance, guidance and availability.  We respect the anonymity of the other gay men in the group to maintain a safe environment.

We meet at 7:00 pm on the 1st and 3rd Wednesday of the month.

*Please note or meeting time has changed from

7:30 to 7:00

Our meeting location is:

Holy Trinity Lutheran Church

1900 The Plaza

Charlotte, NC 28202

Friends Indeed Meeting Dates:

February 2017

Wednesday, February 1 - Jim Green

Wednesday, February 15 - Introducing Brian Gott from Anuvia

March 2017

Wednesday March 1 - Wes Thompson

​Wednesday March 15 - Briat Gott

April - 2017

Wednesday April 5 - Jim Green - discussion 

of empowerment

Wednesday April 15 - Social - Dinner at Letty's

 May - 2017 

Wednesday May 3 - Chandler Duncan - discussion of hope

Wednesday May 17 - Game night

* The 2017 Calendar is still in process...



Wednesday, July 6 - Derrick Johnson

Wednesday, July 20 - Birthday Celebration TBA


Wednesday, August 3 - Derrick Johnson

Wednesday, August 17 - PRIDE Mass of Celebration


Wednesday, September 7 - Ward Blanchard

Wednesday, September 20 - Jim Green


Wednesday, October 5 - Wes Thompson

Wednesday, October 19 - Derrick Johnson


Wednesday, November 2 - Wes Thompson

Wednesday, November 16 - Ward Blanchard


Wednesday, December 7 - Jim Green

Wednesday, December 21 - Christmas Party TBA

Supporting Professionals:

Jim Green -

Ward Blanchard -

also visit the Blanchard Institute website.

Joe Pope -

Wes Thompson-

Derrick Johnson -

Eli Branscombe - Counselors of Charlotte

*We are not a part of any other group nor wish to be a substitute.  Therapists are there as facilitators supporting the group and fellowship; they do not conduct therapy. 

For more Information Contact

Jeff Marsh

Mobile: 828-777-4159