Florida Gulf Coast University
10501 FGCU Blvd. S.
Howard Hall 228
Fort Myers, Florida 33965-6565
Fort Myers -- it's not New York City, but there are resources for the LGBT community here! There are many local area businesses, services, clubs, and places of worship which are gay-owned, operated, and/or open and affirming places for LGBTIQ individuals.
Meeting at St. John the Apostle Metropolitan Community Church (MCC), 3049 McGregor Blvd., Fort Myers. Call (239) 344-0012 for directions.
-- Lambda Drummers - Gay AA meets at 8 p.m. Call 239-275-5111 for AA information.
-- HIV and Hepatitis testing/HEP A&B vaccines. Free, provided by Lee County Health Dept. - First and third Tuesday of each month starting at 9:00 a.m. No appointment necessary. Health Dept: (239) 656-2542.
-- Rainbow Group - Gay NA (addictions): 6:00 p.m. on Saturdays
-- Trans Life Group - discussion group for trans people; meets third Saturday at 10:30 a.m.
-- Serenity by the Sea - NA, gay-friendly. Thursdays at 6:30 p.m.
Gay and Lesbian Al Anon - 7 p.m. Thursday at Alliance for the Arts in the Edwards Building at McGregor Blvd and Colonial Blvd., Ft. Myers.
Gay Women Support Group - Monday evenings 7:30 p.m.- 9:00 p.m. For women who have a need to work through personal issues and relationships. Contact Rev. Jarie P. Smith at (239) 565-7324 for times and locations. Rev. Smith is also available for 1:1 spiritual counseling for LGBT people.
Meeting at Island Coast AIDS Network (ICAN), 2231 McGregor Blvd., Fort Myers, (239) 337-2391
-- HIV/AIDS Support Group meets each Tuesday at the Centex Center, 2231 McGregor Blvd., Ft. Myers.
At 2 p.m. More info 239-337-2391
-- HIV/AIDS inffected/affected support group featuring compassionate discussions and occasional outings. Meets second and fourth Tuesdays of each month from 6:00 to 7:30 p.m.
Find churches that identify as gay-friendly or gay-affirming: http://www.gaychurch.org/Find_a_Church/united_states/us_florida.htm
St. John the Apostle MCC
3049 McGregor Blvd.
P. O. Box 6779
Fort Myers, FL 33901-6779
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