I want to help create community and visibility for queer and trans people in all forms of recovery

I want to help create community and visibility for queer and trans people in all forms of recovery

Hey. I’m Tracy.

I’m queer. I’m sober.

I first stopped drinking for a few months in 2015. I was sick of wondering if I had a problem with alcohol. I was sick of thinking about when I’d drink, what I’d drink and, where I’d drink. This bout of alcohol free living didn’t last. The reason? All I did was stop drinking. I didn’t do any of the work needed to actually promote sobriety.

On January 28th, 2016 I decided I finally had enough of this drinking game and I quit again. My mind was made up. After three months of white knuckling it, I found Hip Sobriety. Well, I had actually found Hip Sobriety at least a year prior but, in April of 2016 I actually saw Hip Sobriety. I immediately signed up for the Spring 2016 session of Hip Sobriety School and my life was changed. I learned how to be a human and feel again!

So. What does all of this have to do with LGBTteetotaler? And – while we’re at it – what IS an LGBTteetotaler anyway? 

Well, I feel like the LGBT part might be self explanatory but, let me take it back a notch and explain. Just in case someone might not know. LGBT is an initialism that stands for lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender. I am using it as an umbrella to refer to anyone who is non-heterosexual or non-cisgender, instead of exclusively to people who are lesbian, gay, bisexual, or transgender.

Teetotaler is simply someone who doesn’t drink.

In past almost two years there has been something missing for me in my recovery: other queers.

The goal of this site is not only for me to be able to share my story, experiences and, art but for queer and trans people in all kinds of recovery to be able to share their story, experiences and, art. The more people we can see who have gone through similar experiences, the less alone and freakish we’ll all feel.

If you’re interested in sharing your story or art, head on over to the contact page and let me know!

XO 

– Murph

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