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Charlotte Friends Indeed is an informal support group 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 7:30 pm on the 1st and 3rd Wednesday of the month.

Our meeting location is:

Holy Trinity Lutheran Church

1900 The Plaza

Charlotte, NC 28202

Friends Indeed Meeting Dates:


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 - www.jamesmatthewgreen.com

Ward Blanchard - www.wardblanchard.com

Joe Pope -  www.eastoverpsych.com

Wes Thompson- www.ballantynefamilymedicine.com

Derrick Johnson - djcltnc@gmail.com

Eli Branscome - 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

Email: charlottefriendsindeed@gmail.com