About SpeakOUT!

Who we are

We are members of and allies to the diverse Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender communities, all of which are impacted by addiction and recovery.


Our vision is of a world that promotes and honors the journeys of recovery within all diverse Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender and other communities; embraces all forms of recovery; and celebrates the growth of the human spirit.


Educate the community, public and policy makers about the realities of addiction in the queer community;

Eradicate the mutliple and inter-related stigmas associated with addiction, recovery, sexual orientation, gender-identity and other targets of oppression; and

Advocate for appropriate research and accessible, quality treatment and prevention resources for LGBT communities.

Webmaster: Chris Kreussling
Email: speakout@xris.com
SpeakOUT! Project Supervisor: Carmen Vazquez
Tel: (212)620-7310
Email: speakout@gaycenter.org

SpeakOUT! is a project of the New York City Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender Community Center.
SpeakOUT! is funded 2001-2004 by a Recovery Community Support Project (RCSP) grant from the Center for Substance Abuse Treatment (CSAT), Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA), U.S. Department of Heath and Human Services. Contents are solely the responsibility of the authors and do not necessarily represent the official views of the agency.