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Thoughtful perspectives for your discovery

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Freed Hearts

Susan Cottrell, the author of many books on LGBTQ children and their families, is a valuable resource for those looking for how to support their children and family members.  She is both eloquent and encouraging in her responses. In addition, she moderates "secret" Facebook groups for Moms, Dads and LGBTQ individuals of faith.

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Queer Christian Fellowship

Formerly known as the Gay Christian Network, Q Christian Fellowship is "a diverse community with varied backgrounds, cultures, theologies, and denominations, drawn together through our love of Christ and our belief that every person is a beloved child of God."

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The Reformation Project

The Reformation Project is a Bible-based, Christian grassroots organization that works to promote inclusion of LGBT people by reforming church teaching on sexual orientation and gender identity. We envision a global church that fully affirms LGBT people.

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Coming Out for Christians

Coming out can be difficult, not only for the parent who hears from their child.  This site contains valuable advice to children who want to come out to their families. Reading this advice will help you to listen to your child with new understanding.

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Interpretation LGBT

Talking with LGBTQ individuals is the best way to break down barriers and develop new understanding.  Take a look at these tips. 

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PFLAG

PFLAG envisions a world where diversity is celebrated and all people are respected, valued, and affirmed inclusive of their sexual orientation, gender identity, and gender expression.

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Growing Up LGBT in America - A Survey

Human Rights Campaign (HRC) report, Growing Up LGBT in America, is a groundbreaking survey of more than 10,000 LGBT-identified youth ages 13-17. It provides a stark picture of the difficulties they face — the impact on their well-being is profound, however, these youth are quite resilient.

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Suicide Prevention Resources

Resources and help for the issue of suicide. 

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Homelessness among LGBT

LGBT (Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender) individuals face a particular set of challenges, both in becoming homeless as well as when they are trying to avoid homelessness. LGBT persons face social stigma, discrimination, and often rejection by their families, which adds to the physical and mental strains/challenges that all homelessness persons must struggle with.

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The Trevor Project

Provides support to LGBTQ youth. In particular, see the 2023 Survey on LGBTQ Mental Health. A key finding: "LGBTQ youth who live in a community that is accepting of LGBTQ people reported significantly lower rates of attempting suicide than those who do not."

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