About us

Hi Sober Tribe! and welcome to the Sober Gay Socials website where you can find out everything that is happening in the group from events, podcasts and more. 
Sober Gay Socials is an Award-Winning (not-for-profit) Community Support Group based in Manchester and was founded back in August 2021. Hosting regular events and activities our aim is to create social opportunities for people within the LGBTQ+ community to come together without the use of alcohol and/or drugs. 
As well as offering peer-to-peer support along with the fun and social aspect that the group provides, we are also able to offer group members access to FREE Counselling sessions that are currently facilitated by an external provider.

Most Loved
Community Organisation 

Sober Gay Socials has won the award for ‘Most-Loved Community Organisation’ at the ‘I Love MCR Awards 2023’
A massive thank you to everyone that took the time to vote for us... this is a very proud moment for the group and for the Sober Gay Community. 

In The Press

Sober Social group for Manchester's LGBTQ+ Community Wins Award

Meaning of Pride

"It about the whole community coming together in solidarity and remembering there are still things that we need to fight for".

Going Sober at Pride

“You’re surrounded by other people that are drinking and condoning your behavior… and you end up sticking with that. 

The stall which most caught my eye was Sober Gay Socials.

The stall was manned by Stephen Wilkinson, who founded Sober Gay Socials after recovering from alcoholism.

Stephen set up the group after recovering from alcoholism himself but quitting drinking is only the first step; adjusting to your new life is just as hard. Stephen said “We’re about building social connections which is what I missed most when I first got sober.