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Please Note: This page contains links to Email Support Lists of several types.



SSN Affiliated GroupThe hands shown here indicate that the Email Support List has formally requested affiliation with SSN and has agreed to meet our Affiliation Guidelines.

The other email support lists (while very valuable support resources as well) are not affiliated with the Straight Spouse Network and the Straight Spouse Network has no control over, or responsibility for, the content of these lists.

In all cases the opinions expressed on these lists are solely the opinions of the author and do not reflect the views of the Straight Spouse Network as a whole unless posted by the Executive Director of the Straight Spouse Network and labeled as such.

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Groups for the Straight Spouse

Straights Mailing List (STR8S)

Str8s is for straight husbands, wives, and partners, who wish to share concerns after their spouses or partners who come out as gay, lesbian, or bisexual. On the list, members provide each other support as they work out diverse ways to resolve post-disclosure issues. The goal is constructive resolution of individual concerns and, if possible, development of a positive relationship, whether or not they stay together.

To subscribe to STR8S:
Send an email to str8s-subscribe@lists.str8s.org
In the body of the email type 'Subscribe [your email address]'
Note: Due to AOL security policies, we do not subscribe AOL email addresses; Likewise due to recent changes at Yahoo, we do not subscribe Yahoo email addresses either; please get a gmail, Hotmail, or similar type address before subscribing.
Manager's mailbox--manager@str8s.org
Visit the web page at www.str8s.org
 

SSN Affiliated Group

Wives of Bi/Gay Husbands

Wives of Bi/Gay Husbands is a closed membership list of straight women (girlfriends, wives, and ex-wives) of bisexual or gay men.   Because membership is closed, the women are free to explore the full range of emotions that are involved in the "coming out" process for the straight spouse. Wives of Bi/Gay Husbands is for the woman who seeks guidance, prayer, support and networking from other wives & women who are dealing with the confusion & loss in their relationship & the effects within the family.

To subscribe:
Visit the web page at WivesofBiGayHusbands
 

English Wives

We are a small caring support group for BRITISH wives of Bisexual or Gay husbands and offer friendship, support, understanding & a sympathetic email or telephone ear. We are a diverse group of British (or occasionally non-British but resident in the UK) women who are dealing with our situation in various ways but we are always here for each other in a non-judgmental and supportive manner."

To subscribe:
Visit the web page at English Wives
 

SSN Affiliated Group

MMTL - Men Married to Lesbians

Men Married to Lesbians is a closed membership support group of men married to lesbians.

To subscribe:
Visit the web page at Men Married to Lesbians
 

Str8s1

This mailing list is for (current or former) straight spouses of bisexual, gay, or lesbian partners. If you need a place where you can FREELY express yourself and wish to talk to others that are going through the same thing .. this is the place for you.

To subscribe:
Visit the web page at Str8s1
 

AlternatePath

Alternate Path is a group for the wives and female partners of gay/bi men where the female partner wishes to remain in the marriage/relationship and needs support in discussing the issues which are commonly faced when learning about the fact of a husband/partners homo/bisexuality. Many, though not all of the marriages discussed are open (for one or both partners) although some members are in monogamous relationships with their gay/bi husbands/ partners also.

To subscribe:
Visit the web page at alternatepath
 

Straight Monogamous Married Spouses (SMMS)

SMMS is an Internet mailing list for Straight Spouses trying to maintain a MMOM (Monogamous Mixed Orientation Marriage)

To subscribe to SMMS:
Send a blank email message to smms-subscribe@topica.com
or visit the web page at http://www.topica.com/lists/smms
 

SSN Affiliated Group

TransFamilySpouses

TransFamilySpouses is an email list for spouses or partners of transgender men or women, including transvestites and transsexuals at any stage of transitioning.

 

America-On-Line Members Only

3 Groups for AOL members only

Support Str8 Spouses of Gays

Keyword: Message Boards
On that screen, Click on Women's Community Message Boards
On that screen, Click on Wellness
On that screen, Click on Support A-Z
On that Screen, scroll to and click Support Str8 Spouses of Gays
 

Monday Night Support Chat

Keyword: WomenTalk....Relationships Chat Room
Mondays 10-midnight (EASTERN TIME):
Women's Channel: Relationships Chat
 

Working Thru

WorkingThru is a private chat room available to AOL members only (unfortunately). We are straight spouses of bisexual, gay and lesbian partners who are working to keep their relationship intact. We've been meeting every Tuesday for over a year now to share common issues, receive support, exchange resources and freely express personal experiences, such as impact issues upon children, friends, family and social environment. The room opens Tuesday at 10:00 p.m. Eastern Time. Since this is a rather informal group, we advise that you stay in the room and wait and eventually someone will join you.

Groups for Either Spouse

SSN Affiliated Group

Spouse Support Mailing List for Mixed Orientation Relationships (SSML-MOR)

The Spouse Support Mailing List for Mixed Orientation Relationships (SSML-MOR) is a mailing list for heterosexual spouses and/or gay, lesbian or bisexual spouses in mixed-orientation marriages.

The spouses on this list are trying to work through relationship problems after the coming out of the gay, lesbian, or bisexual spouse. The goal is constructive resolution of problems so that a positive relationship can be maintained or restored.

To subscribe to ssml:
Send a blank email message to ssml-subscribe@lists.ssml-mor.org
Note: Due to AOL security policies, we do not subscribe AOL email addresses;
Likewise do to recent changes at Yahoo, we do not subscribe Yahoo email addresses either;
please get a gmail, Hotmail, or similar type address before subscribing.
Manager's mailbox--manager@str8s.org
 

SSN Affiliated Group

Making Mixed Orientation Marriages Work (MMOMW)

This group has been created for those who are in mixed orientation marriages. Straight spouses who are married to gays or bisexuals and also the married gays and bisexuals themselves. This is a support group only. A place where we can get together and discuss ways we make our marriages work in a positive way.

 

To subscribe to MMOMW:
Send a blank email message to mmomw-subscribe@yahoogroups.com
or visit the web page at http://groups.yahoo.com/group/MMOMW/

Groups for Both Spouses

Hope-Understanding-Growth-Support (HUGS) - Couples.

A support list for couples where one or both spouse(s) is/are les/bi/gay and the couple is working in a positive way to maintain the marriage. The list is for couples only and both must join.

For more information and instruction on how to join visit the website
 


SSN Affiliated GroupTransFamilyCouples

TransFamilyCouples is an email list for both partners of couples where one partner is transgender, including transvestites and transsexuals at any stage of transitioning

Groups for the Gay/Lesbian/Bisexual/Transgender Spouse

SSN Affiliated Group

Spouses Out To Their Spouses (SOTTS)

SOTTS is an Internet mailing list for bisexual, gay, or lesbian partners in mixed orientation relationships who are trying to keep their marriages intact and for keeping the relationship positive for those couples who are separating or divorcing. The SOTTS List is not moderated; it is a closed list so that only les/bi/gay spouses will be members. The subscription list is private.

To subscribe to SOTTS:
Visit the web page at http://groups.google.com/group/sotts
Manager's mailbox--mgrsotts@gmail.com
 

COAMLB ยท coming out as a married lesbian or bi

This is a group for married lesbians and bi-women coming out to themselves, to their mate or to the lesbian community at large and wondering what to do now. It is for married women who love women yet intend to stay married or trying to find a way out without anyone getting hurt. It is for married women with g/f's and the impact the marriage has on that relationship. Note: This group is for women only!! Members are asked not to share emails or posts with anyone, including a spouse.

To subscribe to COAMLB group: Visit the COAMLB Website.
 

Husbands Out to their Wives (HOW)

Husbands Out to their Wives (HOW) Husbands Out to their Wives is a moderated list that includes bi/gay members who are married, separated, divorced, or in the process of getting a divorce. Most are out to their spouses.

Contact Frazer for more information.