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

our vitality and contentment, , life stressers 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


Our meeting location is:

Holy Trinity Lutheran Church

1900 The Plaza

Charlotte, NC 28202

Friends Indeed Meeting Dates:


Wednesday, February 1 - Jim Green

Wednesday, February 15 - Introducing Brian Gott from Anuvia


Wednesday March 1 - Wes Thompson

​Wednesday March 15 - Briar Gott


Wednesday May 3 - Jim Green - hope

Wednesday May 17 - Game night


Wednesday June 7 - Jim Green - Empowerment

​Wednesday June 21 - Wes Thompson - Sexuality


Wednesday June 5 - introducing O'Neil Atkinson

Wednesday June 19 - Dinner - TBA


Wednesday August 2 - Jim Green

Wednesday August 16 - Brian Gott


Wednesday, September 6 - O'Neil Atkinson 

Wednesday, September 20 - Open Discussion


Wednesday, October 4 - Jim Green

Wednesday, October 18 - O'Neale Atkinson


Wednesday, November 1 - Wes Thompson

Wednesday, November 15 - O'Neale Atkinson


Wednesday, December  - Jim Green 

Wednesday, December 20 - Christmas Party

Supporting Professionals:

O'Neale Atkinson - Time Out Youth

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