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Looking Inward

August 2020 | LGBTQ+
A newcomer’s prayer on a meeting patio one day leads him to a profound personal experience with a Higher Power

Letter from the Editor August 2020

August 2020 | LGBTQ+
In AA, you will find a community of kindred folks from every walk of life

Dear Grapevine August 2020

August 2020 | LGBTQ+

Just Be Myself

August 2020 | LGBTQ+
A long-time member and past trustee shares about his journey serving beyond the group as a gay man


August 2020 | LGBTQ+
A transgender alcoholic shares about feeling all alone, until one day it was no longer true

Accepting Myself

August 2020 | LGBTQ+
I went to the AA meeting, but I felt out of place. I couldn’t “come out” in prison. I didn’t want people to judge me. I didn’t trust anyone.

Like a Prayer

August 2020 | LGBTQ+
When things got tough, she knew just what to do. Pray, pull over and reach for every tool

Feeling Safe to Share

August 2020 | LGBTQ+
Doing the Steps, learning to set boundaries and working with others helped her connect with life again

Remembering to Welcome All

August 2020 | LGBTQ+
The Steps help him look at his painful past and amend the way he treats others

Loving Myself

August 2020 | LGBTQ+
A lesbian member shares about acceptance, tolerance, relationships, God and staying sober in AA since 1979


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