LGBT Community Support FAQ

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How does the support group work?

The LGBT Community Support: Caregiving for our Families and Friends support group is an email based discussion group. Subscribing adds your email address to the group list. When you send email messages or "posts" to this list, your message is forwarded to the entire group. You can choose to receive either individual posts, which the listserver sends out immediately, or digests, which are a compilation of the day's posts.

How do I become part of the support group?

The support group is self-governing and is run on a "self-help" model. You can subscribe and unsubscribe here: Please follow the instructions. Please do not send "unsubscribe" requests directly to the list.

How do I send messages to the group?

The email address to send messages to the list is [email protected]. To send and receive posts, you need to have a valid email address subscribed to the list. You must post using the same email address you used to subscribe.

The best method for posting to the entire list is to add the list address, [email protected] to your email contacts.

If you "Reply" to list emails, be sure to delete all but the relevant parts the message(s) you are replying to. Otherwise you will send the entire message you received back to the list, which can fill the list with old messages that everyone has already read.

You may also wish to change the "Subject" heading of your new post to reflect the topic of your message.

How can I change from individual posts to digests, or vice-versa?

To change your subscription settings, go to and login, using the email address you used to sign up.

Scroll to the BOTTOM of the page, and look for Lgbt-caregiver Subscribers.

To unsubscribe from LGBT Community Support: Caregiving for our Families and Friends, get a password reminder, or change your subscription options enter your subscription email address and click the button.

Then select from the choices on the following page, and check your email for your password, removal link, etc.

What can I do if I receive error messages or the list does not seem to be working properly?

To contact the list administrator regarding technical problems, send an email to: [email protected].

Subscribe to LGBT Community Support: Caregiving for our Families and Friends here:

PLEASE NOTE: The LGBT Community Support: Caregiving for our Families and Friends support group offers excellent support from other caregivers, but cannot take the place of your doctor, therapist, or local crisis center. If you feel you are in danger of doing harm to yourself or another  person, please call (800) 273-TALK (8255) or 911.

Solicitations and advertisements of ANY kind; academic, commercial, journalistic, or any other reason, are STRICTLY PROHIBITED.

Family Caregiver Alliance maintains this listserv but does not censor materials posted to the list. We do not sell, rent, or loan subscriber lists to any other organization or commercial entity. Family Caregiver Alliance does not endorse recommendations for care, treatment, or advice posted to the list. FCA encourages those seeking clinical and technical information to consult with the appropriate professional entity before taking action. This list is to facilitate mutual support for friends and family members caring for an adult with chronic life-impairing conditions. Individuals are prohibited from posting on behalf of commercial concerns.

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