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New Mormon LGBT Policy: Putting Already Vulnerable Youth at Even Greater Suicide Risk?

Mitch Mayne | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices
Mitch Mayne

Today, the message to LGBT Mormon youth is clear, and it's a bleak Sophie's Choice: either resign yourself to life of celibacy, or be ejected from your church and family -- for all time and eternity. Regardless of which option Mormon youth choose, they lose.

TLC's My Husband's Not Gay: Damaging for Mormons, Especially Gay Mormon Youth

Mitch Mayne | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices
Mitch Mayne

While this program might seem like an accurate portrayal of the lives of gay Mormons, it's not. It's actually a symptom of a serious problem inside the LDS Church and our Mormon community when it comes to understanding LGBT individuals as a whole, and it proliferates a damaging -- and even deadly -- message, especially for LGBT Mormon youth.

Don't Pile More Discrimination on LGBTQ Kids

Kevin M. Ryan | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices
Kevin M. Ryan

We've watched those caskets lowered into the ground, and grieved at those wakes and funerals, just as many thousands of child advocates all across the country have done. Legislation that endorses discrimination against them will only worsen their isolation and despair.

30 Days Of LGBT Holiday Giving: Give A Gift To The Family Acceptance Project

The Huffington Post | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices

Note: This holiday season, in lieu of a traditional holiday gift guide, we'll be featuring a different LGBT organization each day for our "30 Days Of ...

A Way Out: Preventing Suicide and Homelessness for LGBTQ Mormon Youth

Mitch Mayne | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices
Mitch Mayne

For LGBTQ Mormons and their families, this is a lifeline of hope that has not existed before. Gone are the days where Mormon parents feel compelled to choose between their children and their faith.

Family Acceptance: Groundbreaking 'Best Practice' For Reducing Suicide Risk For LGBT Youth

Theresa Nolan | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices
Theresa Nolan

We now have a new, powerful tool to build vital connections between LGBT youth and their families: The Family Acceptance Project's Supportive Families, Healthy Children booklet, which educates families about the positive impacts of accepting their LGBT children.

Coming Out Is An Act Of Love

Dr. Cindi Love | Posted 05.25.2011 | Religion
Dr. Cindi Love

Young people who tell the truth and have support from their religious communities and their families have the potential to live and love and be productive citizens.