Christian Parker is the founder and Executive Director at Gay & Sober.
Gay & Sober is an international nonprofit that serves LGBTQ people in recovery.
Ever since 2017, Gay & Sober has been proud to call NYC Pride a community partner.
For a long time, our organization has focused primarily on fun and engaging health & wellness community events that happen during Pride Weekend in New York.
However, due to the pandemic, Gay & Sober has evolved and expanded from a once a year event to year-round programming and services that reach more individuals in more markets.
The lockdowns created a sense of isolation and a noticeable increase in alcohol and drug abuse. Over the past year, Gay & Sober’s outreach and free services have positively impacted those seeking mental health resources and sober support. Thanks to the work of volunteers all over the world, G&S has been able to offer online and in-person help, 24 hours a day, to those most in need in our diverse community.
As far as this year’s Pride events are concerned, they worked the past year to transition to outdoor venues and installed new health and safety measures to ensure that it’s a very special, safe, and memorable event for those that attended.
For more information, please visit www.gayandsober.org. For testimonials, please visit www.gayandsober.org/media