Washington DC’s LGBT AA meetings date back to 1971, when the first gay AA meeting was held in a private home. Over the next decade, a number of new groups formed in various locations throughout the city. By the mid 1980s, there were about 30 weekly LGBT AA and Al-Anon meetings in and around the Washington Metro area, however it was becoming increasingly difficult to secure safe and affordable meeting spaces.

This gave rise to the “Gay Clubhouse Project” whose mission was to form a gay meeting place dedicated to 12 Step meetings. It also became clear that the LGBT recovery community needed a place to expand their social lives in an alcohol and drug-free environment. The Gay Clubhouse Project was renamed the Triangle Club and incorporated in 1989 as a non-profit organization with 501(c)(3) tax exempt status.

The Triangle Club officially opened its doors on January 1, 1990. Since then, the Triangle Club, supported by membership dues, meeting rent and individual donations, has provided a safe, well-maintained facility where members of the LGBT community can hold meetings and gather in fellowship.

Board of Directors

The Triangle Club Board of Directors consists of nine volunteer members. The Board meets monthly on the second Tuesday of every month at 7pm to discuss finances, club events, and listen to the concerns of club members. All Triangle Club members are welcome to attend.

2019 Board

  • Preston N – President
  • Gary Y. – Vice President
  • Sean F. – Secretary
  • Pat H. – Treasurer
  • Ross D.
  • Stacy K
  • Matt D.
  • Tim S.
  • Rachel K.

The Board is supported with the help of:

  • Rene M. – Manager
  • Phil R. – Webmaster