Men’s Group

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All group facilitators attend mandatory orientation sessions, such as LGBTQ+ Inclusivity and Anti-Bias/Diversity Equity and Inclusion Training.

Mankind—the Men’s Group

Weekly on Thursdays 5:30pm – 7:00pm

300 Wall Street, Kingston; 2nd Floor Conference Room

Calling all Men, ages 18-80 (including non-binary and trans men, of course)! Share your unique life-embracing insights with thoughtful, like-minded men in a supportive and uplifting group discussion.

Topics will include idealism/fantasy; defining masculinity; tribal identification; relationships, poly, mono, open; self-ideation; spiritualism; the masculine-feminine spectrum; self-care; investigating first “crushes”; health issues and privacy; the gay male sex plethora; relinquishing ego/harnessing jealousy; the human animal; and other topics that you bring to the group.

Questions about the Men’s Group? Contact Michael Erp (he/him) at (845)-668-1006 or via e-mail at michaelerp128@gmail.com

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Michael Erp (he/him)
Group Facilitator

Michael Erp (he/him)  has lived in the Catskills over 30 years, and has been married to his husband Kyle for nine years.  A former administrator and professor at Marist College, he is now semi-retired, but enjoys running an Airbnb with his husband and working as a server for local catering events.

If you have an accessibility need, including interpreter or translation services, please e-mail programs@lgbtqcenter.org with two weeks notice. If you are unable to give two weeks notice, please still e-mail us and we will work to make as many accommodations as possible.