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LGBTQIA+ Connect Group

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18 Members

This online group serves the LGBTQIA+ members of our arthritis community seeking family inside the arthritis community. We invite all to the rainbow table for support, education, robust programming, expert speakers, and camaraderie.

Live Yes! Connect Groups offer connections, education, and empowerment. Adults living with arthritis from across the country come together online for professional- and volunteer-led sessions on topics, as well as fun group activities.

We offer a place of understanding and encouragement for both people living with arthritis and their loved ones. Group participants become self-advocates, develop self-management skills, and learn how to not just survive life with arthritis but to thrive.

Upcoming Events

  • Sunday October 16th 2022
    6:00 PM ET
    1h 30m
  • Virtual Event
  •   5 people attending
LGBTQIA Connect Group Finding the Gay in Arthritis: Topics and Support for Our LGBTQIA Community

This event will be held on Sunday, October 16, 2022 on zoom at: 6 PM EST, 5 PM CST, 4 PM MST, 3 PM PST. The event is 90 minutes. This is a national event coast to coast thus Please check your time zone. A warm welcome to one and all for our continuing launch of the LGBTQIA National meeting where our very first item of the day will be to meet each other! Your facilitators, Ro and Erika are keen to make this a landing spot to share and to grow, to learn and to support. Discussion topic will be "how can our healthcare teams support us?". This question may serve as a springboard for our programming in the continuing fall, winter and spring. We meet monthly. Bring your partner, lunch, brunch, dinner, coffee, tea, dinner, cat, or dog. Bring your pride. Welcome to the family!

 This is a Virtual Event. 
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  • Sunday October 16th 2022
    6:00 PM ET
    1h 30m
  • Virtual Event
  •   5 people attending
LGBTQIA Connect Group Finding the Gay in Arthritis: Topics and Support for Our LGBTQIA Community

This event will be held on Sunday, October 16, 2022 on zoom at: 6 PM EST, 5 PM CST, 4 PM MST, 3 PM PST. The event is 90 minutes. This is a national event coast to coast thus Please check your time zone. A warm welcome to one and all for our continuing launch of the LGBTQIA National meeting where our very first item of the day will be to meet each other! Your facilitators, Ro and Erika are keen to make this a landing spot to share and to grow, to learn and to support. Discussion topic will be "how can our healthcare teams support us?". This question may serve as a springboard for our programming in the continuing fall, winter and spring. We meet monthly. Bring your partner, lunch, brunch, dinner, coffee, tea, dinner, cat, or dog. Bring your pride. Welcome to the family!

 This is a Virtual Event. 
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