Looking for online LGBT bereavement groups

Discussion in 'LGBTQ Loss' started by zag, Jul 3, 2023.

  1. zag

    zag New Member


    My first post here. I am looking for open online LGBT bereavement groups, ideally for people who have lost a spouse or partner.

    While supports are increasing, it still seems like there is not a lot available but maybe I am not looking in the right places. I have been to three support groups over the past few years, but was never able to find a group that was LGBT focused.

    I am in my 50's. Lost my amazing partner to cancer 3 years ago. Still feeling like hell a lot of the time.

    Thank you,
  2. Cmw547

    Cmw547 New Member

    Zag, I'm looking for the same. I lost my husband of 12 years suddenly to cancer (AML) two weeks ago and while it's so soon to even feel real, I want to connect with someone who has been through this to even help me figure out which way is up - and also just feel less alone in this. If you've found a group, I'd love more info. If not, I'd love to talk if you're up for it.
  3. zag

    zag New Member

    Hi Chris, I am so sorry to hear about the loss of your partner, and especially such a sudden loss. Totally understandable that you cannot wrap your mind around it. I found a FB group and can dig up the link, but nothing else yet. Also would be happy to connect.
  4. BobGrief2023

    BobGrief2023 Member

    Sending love to you and your partner. Sorry for your loss.❤️
  5. MICHAEL2023

    MICHAEL2023 Member

    Hi Zag and Chris, I too have had a challenge finding LGBTQ support groups. I've attended two 12-week grief support groups provided by a local Hospice. I felt comfortable, no tension or negative feedback, and I was the only gay person in both sessions. That support has been priceless, however I feel like I need to establish other contacts that understand what I'm going through. My spouse Edward passed in February of this year. We were blessed and blissed for 28 years. We were each other's world which made it even harder when he passed since he was my best friend and confidante. My biggest challenge at the moment is trying to grasp some images/ideas for piecing together a future for myself. It's a struggle. I just keep breathing and taking life one day at a time.

    I'm sorry for your losses. Take comfort in knowing that you're not alone.