A Common Bond

2011 Conference Details - Updated Address

October 7-9, 2011Houston, Texas

Conference fees:

$50 per person total, which includes snacks, beverages, and Saturday night dinner. You can pay online or by mail. To pay online click pay now on the Paypal link below.

To pay by mail make check, money order payable to A GLBT Common Bond International. Mail to:

A GLBT Common Bond International 3208 Jackson St. Houston, Texas 77004

When your payment is recieved, you will be notified, and a small welcome packet containing complete information about Houston, along with a map, and simple instructions will be emailed to you.

Friday, October 7, 2011

6:30pm – ???

'Meet 'n Greet' at Larry’s House.

We will send you Larry’s address when you register and pay for the conference.

Saturday, October 8, 2011

8:00am to 5:00pm

($50 per person)

Houston GLBT Center 401 Branard St Houston, Texas 77006

This year, being my home city, I have two close friends of mine, who both so happen to be therapists in the gay community. Tony and his partner Bruce are an older couple who have been together for more than 16 years, and are very involved within the Gay Community. Tony specializes with both individual and couples counseling and will probably speak to us about deprogramming from cults, and will also do an in depth workshop on couples counseling. To learn more about Tony, check out his website at www.houstontherapist.com. Tony has always had a deep seated fascination about us gay ex jw's so I suspect he will be asking more questions, than those of us in attendance.

The second guest speaker, a wonderful positive person, who is always so encouraging and is a pleasure to be around is Denise O'doherty. On my worst day, she makes me feel like i'm invincible. She too is very involved in the Houston area gay community. To see more about Denise go to her website www.relationshiptherapistrn.com. She is also a registered nurse, but her second love is counseling, and she is good at it. I am looking forward to seeing what she brings to the table. I will also be adding a couple of inspirational people to the menu as time progresses, but for the moment, these are two people very close to my heart and are looking forward to speaking at our conference. Dinner is included for Saturday night at my house.

Sunday, October 9, 2011

10:00am to 5:00pm

Picnic in the Park (~ $10 per person)

This year, I wanted to do something totally different. Instead of having a two day conference, I thought we could resurrect something from our lives, a good old fashioned 'get together.' I have a beautiful park directly across the street from my house. It has a baseball field, picnic tables, trees that are more than 100 years old, the tree limbs are so long and old, they lay on the ground, and I think this would be an awesome place to have it. So if the weather interferes, or it gets too hot, we can always walk across the street and go back to my house. I was thinking everyone could chip in $10 or so, we could get some fried chicken, potato salad, and such and have a great day together in the park.

Also you need to make your hotel reservations by September 1st to get the deal that Larry negotiated for us. Only $79 a night. If anyone wishes to come a few days prior, or stay a few days later, they will honor that same price for us. Hotel arrangements must be made prior to Sept 1st. When you call to book this hotel, please tell them you want the rate set for AGLBT Common Bond International.

Crowne Plaza - Houston River Oaks (ask for reservations) 2712 Southwest Freeway Houston, TX 77098 (713) 523-8448

Houston GLBT Center 401 Branard St Houston, Texas 77006