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Celebrating Gay Manhood

Gay Men of Wisdom presents a program that will help you to unlock your gay gifts and become leader in the world!  Facilitated by Ray Rigoglioso, author of Gay Men and the New Way Forward

Gay men embody Sustainable Manhood--a form of manhood that all men will need to adopt if human beings are to survive on the planet. The key is our Masculine-Feminine Intelligence--the way we embody and express of the entire range of human experience. 

Gay men are leaders of, and have wisdom for, all men. Yet we often feel disconnected from our sense of being men. We can change that. Indeed, the times we are living in make it imperative that we do so.

This weekend program will invite you to discover, embrace, and celebrate how you are a man--on your terms, as you embody it--not as dictated by the dominant culture. Using the Distinct Gay Male Gifts as a guide, you will explore your Masculine-Feminine Intelligence, your Gentle, Collaborative Social Orientation, and Sustainable Manhood. You will see how these gifts give you the power to lead and be of service. You will tap into your authentic masculine--those archetypal traits of good men.  The program will include a powerful ritual that will help you release the messages, fears, and threats you have taken on from men. A guided visualization will lead you to a deeper understanding of your valued form of manhood. We end the program with a meditation on all 14 Distinct Gay Male Gifts, and a closing circle where we honor each other.  

Celebrating Gay Manhood will help you stand tall in how you embody manhood. In doing so, you will discover the wisdom and leadership you have for all men.

From Past Program Participants

"I realize that I actually AM a man, whereas I have always felt like a genderless entity. I realize that the feminine traits I express are actually beneficial to the world, and that I can express masculine traits in a kinder, gentler way. I am less afraid of straight men, less afraid to be my authentic self no matter what the situation." Rob M. 
"I feel more at home in my masculine-feminine balance. I understand how my victim mentality kept me in isolation. This experience has helped me move beyond inclusion or exclusion." Justin T.
"All gay men can benefit from this work. When we experience the play of masculine and feminine energy in our daily lives, we understand what the deeper meaning of being a gay man is." Richard G.
"This program helped me get in touch with how important I am to humanity as a gay man. We have something incredible to do on this earth. We possess unique qualities. We matter. We are special. We have a sensitivity that is desperately needed by humanity. I felt immediately welcomed and connected to this group of men who care about how we as gay men can make a difference in the world." - Paulo F.
"I have experienced another big step toward knowing--really knowing--my true value." - Mark F.
"I have a greater acceptance of my own masculinity and manhood without reservation, without judgment, without apology. I am a man worthy of recognition for my own gifts. I have more confidence engaging with straight men, more willingness to share my gay gifts with straight men and help them balance their own path and energy." Shawn B.

About the Facilitator

Raymond L. Rigoglioso is the author of Gay Men and The New Way Forward and founder of Gay Men of Wisdom (, a project that advances awareness of gay men's contributions to humanity. He is a certified life coach through the International Coach Federation, and he has an extensive background as a writer, facilitator, and trainer in the nonprofit sector. He lives in Provincetown, Massachusetts.

Rates and Accommodations

All rates include housing, food and programming unless otherwise noted. Bookings are per person per bed.

Commuter: $ 275 Does not include Housing. Use this option if you want to attend the programming and have meals, but wish to stay off campus.

Camping: $ 395 Bring your own tent!  Bathrooms facilities in the Lodge, 500 ft away.

Garden Cabin: $ 395 Dormitory style with 5 bunk beds that can sleep up to 10 people. Bathrooms facilities in the Lodge, 500 ft away.

Quad: $ 445 Each quad room has two sets of bunk beds. its own bathroom and a shower. You may be sharing with up to 3 other guests.

Semi Private: $ 595 Each semi-private room has 2 beds, a bathroom and shower. You may be sharing with 1 other guest.