Resources

There are many ways to feel accepted and that you belong. Here are a few resources, many from www.nomoregoodbyes.com. If you have any additional ones you would like to include, please send an email to resources@mohomap.com.


FOR MORMONS:

MoHo DIRECTORY: A collection of gay Mormon bloggers who write about being gay and Mormon. mohodirectory.blogspot.com

NORTH STAR: “North Star is a place of community for Latter-day Saints dealing with issues surrounding homosexual attraction who desire to live in harmony with the teachings of Jesus Christ and the values and doctrines of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints.” www.northstarlds.org

AFFIRMATION: “Serves the needs of gay, lesbian, bisexual, and transgender LDS and their supportive family and friends through social and educational activities.” 661-367-2421 www.affirmation.org

DISCIPLES2: “Those whom we serve are attempting to obey the laws of the Lord, including the law of chastity.” Disciples2 Yahoo Group

EVERGREEN: “For people who want to diminish same-sex attractions and overcome homosexual behavior.” www.evergreeninternational.org

FAMILY FELLOWSHIP: “A diverse collection of Mormon families engaged in the cause of strengthening families with homosexual members.” 801-374-1447 www.ldsfamilyfellowship.org

GLYA (Gay Latter-day Saint Young Adults): “Provides safe and healthy social activities and events for gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgender young adults ages 18-30 who share the similar cultural and religious background and/or heritage in Mormonism, and provides resources and information for their physical, mental/emotional well being. www.glya.com

GAMOFITES: “Men united in the joys and challenges of being fathers, gay, and Mormon.” www.gamofites.org

LDS RESOURCES: “Presents material that evidences a collective, responsible, spiritual concern for homosexual Latter-day Saints and their families and a desire to find more constructive, gospel-centered ways of dealing with what for many is a painful and often divisive issue.” www.ldsresources.info

RECONCILIATION: “Affirms the spirituality of gays and lesbians and seeks to provide a safe haven for individuals with a Latter-day Saint background to discuss the gospel of Jesus Christ.” 801-296-4797 www.ldsreconciliation.org

WILDFLOWERS: “To support the beauty, strength, courage and rebirth of women who have been or who are currently married to homosexual men.” www.wearewildflowers.com


GENERAL:

GLSEN (Gay, Lesbian & Straight Education Network): “Focused on ensuring safe schools for ALL students.” 212-727-0135 www.glsen.org

HRC (Human Rights Campaign): “Working for lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender equal rights.” www.hrc.org

PFLAG (Parents and Friends of Lesbians and Gays): “Promotes the health and well-being of gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgender persons, their families and friends.” www.pflag.org

GCN (Gay Christian Network): “The Gay Christian Network is a nonprofit ministry serving Christians who happen to be lesbian, gay, bisexual, or transgender, and those who care about them.” gaychristian.net


SUICIDE HELPLINE, TOLL FREE

If you are thinking about suicide or just feeling down and need someone to talk to, call the Trevor Helpline:

24 HOURS A DAY, 7 DAYS A WEEK
866-4-U-TREVOR (866-488-7386)

The Trevor Helpline is for gay/lesbian/questioning youth. It's toll free, which means it's free and no evidence that you made the call will show up on the phone bill. Confidentiality is a top priority. The counselors at the helpline are trained to deal with any kind of crisis. All are trained in gay and lesbian/confused/questioning and coming out issues; all are non-judgmental and they will not make any judgments on you regardless of how you identify your sexuality or even if you can't identify it.