Donate to Out and Sober Minnesota

Please make a TAX DEDUCTIBLE donation to our mission by clicking on the donate link which will take you to a special Rainbow Health Initiative donation page and indicate that your donation is to benefit Out and Sober Minnesota.




Out and Sober Minnesota is a local organization that serves the Twin Cities LGBTQ recovery community in staying clean and sober. For over 30 years now, the organization has provided clean and sober social and educational events for the LGBTQ recovery community in the Twin Cities.

One important way through which Out and Sober Minnesota provides awareness and education in the Twin Cities LGBTQ recovery community is by organizing its annual flagship event MinneSober. Held on the last weekend in September, MinneSober is a two-day roundup with speakers, workshops, entertainment, games, a silent auction, a recovery fair, 12-step candlelight meetings, and really scrumptious cuisine. The event is so popular that it draws over 300 LGBTQ people and allies in recovery every year.

Out and Sober Minnesota continues its mission by partnering with the Minnesota Recovery Connection and the Hazelden Foundation Betty Ford Foundation, Pride Institute and Latitudes LGBT Residential Treatment Program to implement and to facilitate monthly educational workshops and social events. As a community-led organization that is self-supporting, Out and Sober Minnesota asks members attending such events for a suggested donation. Because it is vital that newcomers develop healthy sober support networks in early recovery, Out and Sober Minnesota offers scholarships to those who cannot afford the registration fee.

All board members volunteer their dedication and time in the tradition of “service work.” This past year, Out and Sober Minnesota received fiscal sponsorship from Rainbow Health Initiative which now makes your donation tax deductible. This newly-designated status will allow the organization to more effectively serve the needs of the Twin Cities GLBT recovery community.

With the generous support of donors like you, Out and Sober Minnesota will continue to be of service to newcomers who are coming out of treatment centers and who are ready and willing to make the necessary changes to lead a healthy sober life.