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 email@example.com
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.
Visit the web page at www.str8s.org
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.
Straights in Transition
Straights-in-Transition is a SECOND STEP support group, for those who are over the initial trauma, but not quite moved on completely. A prerequisite is prior membership in one of our sister groups, such as STR8S or WOGBH. If you have been a member of ANY of the listservs affiliated with the Straight Spouse Network (listed on this page), please say so when you apply, and provide the name and/or email address you used in that group. Briefly describe how long you have been dealing with this issue and what you wish to gain from our group.
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."
MMTL - Men Married to Lesbians
Men Married to Lesbians is a closed membership support group of men married to lesbians.
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.
Visit the web page at Str8s1
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.
Straight Monogamous Married Spouses (SMMS)
SMMS is an Internet mailing list for Straight Spouses trying to maintain a MMOM (Monogamous Mixed Orientation Marriage)
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
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.