From their website;
While alcoholism crosses all sexual orientations, gay and lesbian alcoholics in recovery often face unique challenges.
Professional assistance may be sometimes tainted by the prejudices of those providing it, or at a minimum be limited by the caregivers’ lack of knowledge of those aspects of gay society that distinguish it from the larger straight community.
These limitations may become more pronounced when one seeks assistance from mainstream sobriety self-help groups, where prejudices and lack of knowledge can be more glaring in lay men and women who, though sober, lack professional helping skills.
For those living outside of metropolitan areas where there is a large gay and lesbian population, the feelings of isolation and lack of social acceptance that many gay people experience can be intensified.
These feelings can be worsened by the further isolation of dealing with addiction to alcohol, and getting sober itself can be hampered by imposing a social barrier to the interpersonal support that is widely regarded as so important to recovery.
For these reasons having the means to make and maintain contact with sober gay men and sober lesbians can be vital to those seeking recovery.
More at; Gay Alcoholics
Accepting Ourselves & Others
The first book to address the needs of substance abusers in the gay, lesbian and bisexual communities. Addresses the relationship between substance abuse, recovery and being in a sexual minority, as well as the impact of anxiety, depression, sexual abuse and learning disabilities