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 



Our meeting location is:

Holy Trinity Lutheran Church

1900 The Plaza

Charlotte, NC 28202


Friends Indeed Meeting Dates:


February 

Wednesday, February 1 - Jim Green

Wednesday, February 15 - Introducing Brian Gott from Anuvia


March 

Wednesday March 1 - Wes Thompson

​Wednesday March 15 - Briar Gott


 M​ay

Wednesday May 3 - Jim Green - hope

Wednesday May 17 - Game night


June

Wednesday June 7 - Jim Green - Empowerment

​Wednesday June 21 - Wes Thompson - Sexuality


July 

Wednesday June 5 - introducing O'Neil Atkinson

Wednesday June 19 - Dinner - TBA


August

Wednesday August 2 - Jim Green

Wednesday August 16 - Brian Gott


September

Wednesday, September 6 - O'Neil Atkinson 

Wednesday, September 20 - Open Discussion


October

Wednesday, October 4 - Jim Green

Wednesday, October TBA


November

Wednesday, November TBA

Wednesday, November TBA


December

Wednesday, December TBA

Wednesday, December 20 - Christmas Party



Supporting Professionals:


O'Neale Atkinson - Time Out Youth


Jim Green - www.jamesmatthewgreen.com


Ward Blanchard - www.wardblanchard.com

also visit the Blanchard Institute website.


Joe Pope -  www.eastoverpsych.com


Wes Thompson- www.ballantynefamilymedicine.com


Derrick Johnson - djcltnc@gmail.com


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

 828-777-4159

 charlottefriendsindeed@gmail.com