About us

Straight Partners Anonymous (SPA) is based in the United Kingdom and was first created in December 2008, changing to its current form in 2011. The group is described as being anonymous because members may share as much, or as little of their identity or personal circumstances as they wish. We recognise this can be a very sensitive matter for many people.

SPA’s purpose is to bring together in mutual support women and men whose relationship with their gay, lesbian, or bisexual partner is in crisis. The nature of the crisis can vary; perhaps the gay or lesbian partner has just come out, or it may be that they feel unable to come out of the closet.

SPA exists to support the straight partner through what can be a traumatic time. (There are various other resources and groups specifically available for newly out LGBT people.) We do not tolerate homophobia in the group. Our bywords are confidentiality, positivity and mutual respect.

 

If you feel you can benefit from SPA’s support, please see our contact page to get in touch.

4 thoughts on “About us

  1. Philip Schofield’s news has kicked up feelings about my experience over 14 years ago when I ‘found out’ my ex husband of 10 years was gay. It still ‘hurts’ & ‘angers’ me at times & although I moved on & remarried, knowing that a support group is out there it’s comforting – it wasn’t about when I was going through my marriage breakdown & coming to terms with the revalation I’d been hit with. I may still need a little support from time to time. Thank you

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  2. I was also hit reading about Philips coming out . I was upset angry to .I would have been married 50 years coming up in June one year ago this month my husband left . When i found out he had changed into a lady changed name and is now going for the whole opp this has knocked my family for six

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  3. DO NOT REPLY HERE. IT IS ONLY FOR PUBLIC COMMENTS ABOUT OUR WEBSITE. USE THE CONTACT FORM ON THE “CONTACT US” PAGE IN ORDER TO ASK FOR SUPPORT PRIVATELY.

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  4. DO NOT REPLY HERE. IT IS ONLY FOR PUBLIC COMMENTS ABOUT OUR WEBSITE. USE THE CONTACT FORM ABOVE IN ORDER TO ASK FOR SUPPORT PRIVATELY.

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