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November 18, 2006


Jerome White

Hey Joe, I came across your page when searching for an email address for Carl Griesser, the head honcho of MKP. Carl has recently submitted a statement regarding MKP and SSA. I think it is long awaited step in the right direction in dealing with the SSA issues.

Thanks for this blog, I will share this site with my fellow gay warrior brothers.

Phoenix 4E

Dr. Mark Worthen

The ManKind Project (MKP) is holding a "Gateway" New Warrior Training Adventure (NWTA) in Arizona in two weeks (September 19-21, 2008). Gateway trainings are specifically for gay, bi, and trans men, although heterosexual men are also welcome.

The processes which take place on a Gateway Weekend are exactly the same as all other NWTA Weekends. What's different is that a majority of the staff men and participants are gay, bi, or trans.

In my opinion, the leadership, active involvement, and presence of GBT staff creates a more openly accepting, affirming, and appreciative atmosphere than on other NWTA's.

That's not to say that non-Gateway NWTA's are not appropriate for GBT men.

In fact, most GBT members of MKP participated in a non-Gateway NWTA and are very grateful for the experience, myself included.

I personally recommend the upcoming Arizona Gateway NWTA to:

1) GBT men who can afford to travel to Arizona and who will take the initiative to connect with other MKP members in their community for the follow-up "Integration Groups" (an ongoing men's group).

2) GBT men who live in Arizona or close enough that travel is not too expensive

3) GBT men who would like to experience an atmosphere where other men will implicitly and explicitly honor and celebrate your decision to accept and embrace your sexuality--wherever you are in the journey, from "I'm just beginning to come out" to "I've been openly gay for decades."

4) Heterosexual men who desire the transformative experience of the NWTA and who perhaps also want to deepen their understanding of gay, bi, and/or trans men and their experiences. Remember that there are heterosexual men on the staff and there will be other heterosexual participants.

The above is not an exhaustive list; it's simply my personal thoughts on why a man might want to come to a Gateway NWTA.

I should note that the upcoming Arizona Gateway NWTA operates on a "pay it forward" principle, in which participants are not charged the usual $750 fee prior to participating in the NWTA. Instead, after you complete your Weekend, you are offered the opportunity to donate to a fund to pay for men attending the *next* Weekend.

The guys in Arizona are amazing--they do *not* pressure any one to donate and yet most participants choose to "pay it forward" after they complete their NWTA. A few men don't donate, a few contribute enough to pay for two or three men for the next Training, and many contribute the standard fee amount.

If you want to learn more, feel free to call me (Mark D. Worthen, Psy.D.) at 435-647-6706.

Or consult the following websites:

Arizona NWTA - General Info:

Express Interest in Enrolling in the Gateway NWTA (Sept. 19-21, 2008):

International MKP Website:

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