Barry L who was sober 35 years at the time of this speak, entered AA when it was 10 years old in January of 1945. He was speaking at the Big Apple Roundup in 1980 and gives a great speak with a ton of AA history, but its not history he heard, its history he participated in. 

Barry went on the write the book Living Sober and was a great friend of Lois. In 1978 Lois gave the original manuscript of the big book to Barry, and in 1979 Barry signed a notarized letter gifting the manuscript to A.A. World Services. In exchange, he asked only to be able to keep it in his possession until his death.

Somewhere between 1979 and Barry's death in 1985, everyone at A.A. World Services apparently forgot about this arrangement. The whereabouts of the manuscript remained unknown until it reappeared at an auction house in 2004, sold by a “Joseph B.” for $1.5 million. It was auctioned again in 2007 to Alabama resident Ken Roberts for $992,000.  A few months later, according to court documents, A.A. World Services rediscovered Barry's notarized letter.  On 3/18 the manuscript was once again auctioned off, this time for $2.4 million.

We have a great speak from Barry on the origin of the 3rd Tradition from May 26 2018 Click Here

Next up we have Lisa J speaking at the same Roundup however her speak is from the 1997 event, she was only sober 18 months at the time of this speak.

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Multiple panel speakers sharing on the topic of - Happy Joyous and Gay - at the WACYPAA 15 Roundup held in Las Vegas Nevada in 2012.

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Arielle MC from Oakland CA, an 11 year member of Al-anon is the Al-anon speaker at the Western Living Sober (LGBTQ) Roundup in San Francisco in 2014. Repost from 2019

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Miley T sober in 1984 tells her story at the 2017 Living Sober Roundup held at the Marines Memorial Hotel in San Francisco California (LGBTQ)

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Rebecca tells her story as the opening 10-min speaker at the North Oakland AA Open speaker meeting held in Oakland California. Jesse tells his story as the main speaker for the balance of the time, his comments about the daisy dukes gave me quite a good laugh.

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December 20, 2020

Al-Anon: Sue C - LGBTQ

Sue C is an LGBTQ member of Al-Anon she tells her story at the Living Sober Roundup (unknown date).

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Both of these speakers were sent to me by listeners of the podcast, If you have someone you would like to share just visit our website and you can upload the file there.

First we have Nicole H She is sober just under 5 years and is from Phoenix AZ she is telling her story at the 1st Anniversary of the Phoenix Friday Night Young Peoples meeting in Sept. of 2020. Slight hum at the beginning of this but it clears up about 2 min in, it also sounds like an outdoor meeting, so the occasional car noise.

David B was 27 years sober at the time of this (zoom) speak where he tells his story at the  Hollywood Squares meeting held Saturday nights in Hollywood California, an LBGTQ and allies meeting open to all.Recorded in May of 2020.

We just added a new (large) list of meetings held in Europe to our website (link below) and many thanks to Dan F for sending it along, it is a mixture of skype and zoom meetings.

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November 5, 2020

Speaker Potluck #10

With Speaker Potluck, just like in a real meeting you dont know what you are going to hear till you do. This time I grabbed four 15 min speakers speakers without listening to them in advance, then created this audio, the result is our 10th speaker potluck. 

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October 30, 2020

ESH: Trey (LGBTQ)

Trey is a transgender man sober since 2014, he is speaking at the 2020 Living Sober Roundup that was held this year via Zoom.

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Tony D telling his story at the Four 4 Recovery mini-conference in 2013, he was a year sober at the time. LGBTQ

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Barry L. from New York, NY speaking at the Gay Lesbian convention in Minneapolis MN - June 29th 1985. Barry is the author of the book, Living Sober. Repost from 2017.

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Evie B from Los Angeles CA tells her story at an unknown meeting in Jan of 2016. LGBTQ

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This is the Mens Meeting from the 2017 Living Sober Roundup held in San Francisco. Bill opens the meeting as the first of three speakers, he is followed by Jason telling his story and we close with Drew sharing his story.

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Robyn W of Chicago IL tells his story at the 2nd Annual Rochester Roundup held in New York in March of 1993, he has one of those stories that is remarkable in the stark difference of before and after. I heard him tell his story at the Living Sober Roundup in San Francisco sometime in the late 1980's and I never forgot him, he makes quite an impression. NSFW

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Since it is the beginning of Pride month I thought I would repost one of my favorite speakers, Leslie J a very funny guy that carries a great message about learning to live the steps. "Is he gay or just european?" LGBTQ (Repost)

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