Relieve me of the bondage of self.

Save money by registering and booking your hotel before the event. Click here to register via snail mail. Scholarships available at the day of the event.

It’s a Sizzling, Sober, Sexy Summer Season! Barbecue with us!

August 12  Sunday, 11AM-3PM  |  Castro Country Club  4058 18th Street SF 94114
A fundraiser to benefit the 2018 Western Roundup Living Sober Conference.

Recorded Speakers, Downloadable Forms & Outreach Materials, and More! Oh, my!

Listen to WRLS nominated speakers throughout the years. Download outreach materials to share with your fellowship in and outside the Bay Area. Download and print PDF forms. More will be revealed as we populate the website with more information.

Welcome to the oldest & longest running LGBTQ Alcoholics Anonymous conference in the world.

Recovery from alcoholism & codependency is possible.

Living Sober Conference highlights the steps we take as a program of recovery.

Pay forward what is freely given to you.


There are many ways to participate before or on the weekend of Living Sober conference.

Be of Service

If you’re looking to have a vital role in Living Sober Conference, please attend our monthly General Planning Meeting and be part of our group conscience, volunteer at fundraisers and on the dates of the conference.

Make a Donation

We are sustained by generous donations made by AA & Al-Anon members like you. We have two avenues in which you can support: The Scholarship Fund and the General Fund. We also accept In-Kind Donations.

Attend WRLS Events

We bring the FUN in FUNDRAISING. Each ticket and merchandise you buy helps us stay self-supporting at all times and ensures our continued legacy as the oldest and longest running LGBTQ conference in the world.

Spread the Word

Without compromising the 11th Tradition, feel free to share Living Sober events at your meetings or on your social media (under non-public settings). ◄◄◄ Check out our NEW Share Buttons on the left side of our website!

Upcoming Events

August 12 Sunday, 11am–2pm

LGBT BBQ The Gayest Barbecue of the Season!
Castro Country Club
$10-$15 Additional donations welcome.

It’s a Sizzling, Sober, Sexy Summer Season! Eat all you can for $10-$15. Come out! Let’s quench our hunger and thirst together with Castro Country Club’s signature drinks and Living Sober’s hot grilled burgers & hotdogs, yummy desserts, and more! Veggie burgers available. Bring a newcomer. All proceeds go toward the 2018 Western Roundup Living Sober Conference.

August 19 Sunday, 3–5pm

General Planning Committee Meeting
California Pacific Medical Center: Davies Campus

The last General Planning Meeting before the Conference wants your suggestions and service. Be part of the group conscience. Share your ideas on how we can make this year’s conference one will never forget. Service commitments before and at the conference are up for grabs.

August 26 Sunday, 5:15–6:45pm

Volunteer Recruitment Drive 
Castro Country Club

We need your service more than ever. It takes a village to run a conference in service to newcomers and those who need to reach out to the hand of AA/Al-Anon. This is also a great opportunity to meet a lot of attendees whether you’re manning the art booth or taking registrations, among others. Please come to our volunteer recruitment drive and find out how you can be of service during the conference. 

Want to view what the rest of the year will look like for WRLS?

Service Opportunities

Wanted: 2018 General Planning Committee Co-Chairs

Service opportunities for the following WRLS committees are up for grabs.

  • Al-Anon Family Groups (1)
  • Archives (1)
  • Fundraising (2)
  • Raffle (1)
  • Speaker (1)

These committees are the lifeline of WRLS. Make a difference by joining the 2018 General Planning Committee today. For a detailed job description, please click here.

Want to be of service during the 2018 conference? That’s awesome!

We need all the help we can get as it takes a village to run a conference in the weekend of the event. Please let us know you’re interested and email us at We’ll make sure to contact you before the conference to confirm your service commitment. Thanks for being of service!