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For thirty years, Victoria Lavin thought reading Scripture would make her straight. When the miracle “cure” did not work, she numbed her pain with drugs and alcohol.

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Rev. Jerry Stephenson was a Southern Baptist minister who desperately tried to change his sexual orientation. He attended Worthy Creations, a Fort Lauderdale ministry affiliated with Exodus International.

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SUPPORT FOR PEOPLE OF FAITH

Affirmation
Evanston, Ill.
www.umaffirm.org
Mission: Affirmation is an independent, not-for-profit organization that works for a Methodist Church which acknowledges and affirms all the God’s people who are part of the body of Christ including lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgendered persons.

Cathedral of Hope
Dallas, TX
Mission: This GLBT mega-church seeks to be a community of hope, proclaiming God’ inclusive love, removing barriers to faith, and empowering all people to grow in grace toward wholeness.

Dignity/USA
Washington, DC
www.dignityusa.org
Mission: Dignity/USA envisions and works for a time when gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgendered Catholics are affirmed and experience dignity through the integration of their spirituality with their sexuality, and as beloved persons of God participate fully in all aspects of life within the church and society.

Evangelicals Concerned
New York City
www.ecwr.org
Mission: Evangelicals Concerned is a non-denominational evangelical resource providing a community of fellowship that is a safe place for gay and lesbian Christians to reconcile their faith and sexuality, and to grow towards Christian maturity.

Glory Tabernacle Christian Center
Long Beach, Calif.
www.glorytabernacle.com
Mission: A unique Christian church with a special message of God’s inclusive love through Jesus Christ. Services are lead by the charismatic Rev. Sandra Turnbull.

Lutherans Concerned/North America
Atlanta, Ga.
www.lcna.org
Mission: Lutherans Concerned helps people reconcile their spirituality and sexuality in an uplifting way, and seeks to lead the church by example.

More Light Presbyterians
Minnetonka, Minn.
www.mlp.org
Mission: More Light Presbyterians seeks the full participation of gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgendered people of faith in the life, ministry, and witness of the Presbyterian church (USA).

UFMCC World Center (Universal Fellowship of Metropolitan Community Churches)
West Hollywood, Calif.
www.ufmcc.com
Mission: The Universal Fellowship of Metropolitan Community Churches helps thousands of gay, lesbian, bisexual, transgendered and heterosexual people find hope and live the joy, reverence, and excitement of our fellowship and faith in God. UFMCC provides communities of faith that are places of healing and hope, places of reconciliation with family, with self-esteem and with individual spirituality.

The United Church of Christ Coalition for Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender Concerns
Guilford, Conn.
www.ucccoalition.org
Mission: The United Church of Christ Coalition for Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender Concerns is an officially recognized interest group of the United Church of Christ, composed of justice seeking individuals.

FAMILY SUPPORT

Colage
San Francisco
www.colage.org
Mission: To engage, connect, and empower people to make the world a better place for children of lesbian, gay, bisexual, and/or transgender parents and families.

Parents, Families and Friends of Lesbians and Gays
Washington, D.C. 20036
www.pflag.org
Mission: Parents, Families and Friends of Lesbians and Gays (PFLAG) promotes the health and well-being of gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgendered persons, their families and friends through: support, to cope with an adverse society; education, to enlighten an ill-informed public; and advocacy, to end discrimination and to secure equal civil rights.

ADVOCACY

Faith in America
Raleigh, NC
www.faithinamerica.info
Mission: The mission of Faith In America, Inc. is the emancipation of lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender people from bigotry disguised as religious truth.

Human Rights Campaign
Washington, DC
www.hrc.org/issues/religion.asp
Mission: The Human Rights Campaign is the nation’ largest national lesbian and gay political organization with members throughout the country. The organization has a religion and faith program that provides education and advocacy.

National Gay & Lesbian Task Force
New York, NY
www.thetaskforce.org
Mission: NGLTF’s National Religious Leadership Roundtable is an interfaith network of leaders from pro-LGBT faith, spiritual and religious organizations.

Soulforce, Inc.
Austin, TX
www.soulforce.org
Mission: Soulforce Inc. is a network of friends learning nonviolence from the teachings of Gandhi and Martin Luther King Jr. to seek justice for God’ gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgendered children.