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Recommended Sites That Help Us Deal With The Discrimination Against Gays In Our Society:
Click Here for: Rev. Dr. Rembert Truluck's Web Site - This Web Site provides the visitor with the steps necessary to recover from Bible Abuse. It is a response to the oppressive misuse of the Bible against Gays and Lesbians and all others oppressed and alienated by religion. In other words, this Site is a Weapon to fight back against Religious Terrorists who have distorted the Bible and used it to abuse and oppress Gays and Lesbians. Dr. Truluck passed away at age 74 on November 13, 2008 but the information on his site is just as valid today as ever.
Click Here for: A Daring Lesson in Discrimination - A Class Divided - PBS: One day in 1968, Jane Elliott, a teacher in a small, all-white Iowa town, divided her third-grade class into blue-eyed and brown-eyed groups and gave them a daring lesson in discrimination. This is the story of that lesson, it's lasting impact on the children, and it's enduring power thirty years and beyond later.
Click Here for: ChadzBoyz 2.0 Community - Welcome to Chadz! Hi and welcome to the new ChadzBoyz 2.0 community, a place for friendship, support, and information for all GLBT gay, lesbian, bi and trans teens and their friends and allies everywhere. Need a helping hand with an urgent troubling issue or are you are having thoughts of suicide, or just need to talk to someone?
for: Gay Christian Network -
Founded in 2001, GCN is an international
network of Christians working for fully inclusive Christian community and a
world where all people are treated as the beloved children of God. It is our
mission to transform attitudes toward LGBT (lesbian, gay, bisexual, and
transgender) people and bring about a day when the church is the biggest ally
and defender of LGBT people rather than a chief opponent.
What began as an organization to provide support to LGBT Christians has grown into a worldwide movement for compassion with many straight members as well. Through conferences, speaking events, videos, message boards, and more, we work to end prejudice and discrimination both inside and outside of the church, combat negative stereotypes about LGBT people, and support those who have been hurt by anti-LGBT attitudes.
Because GCN works across so many different denominations and communities, we recognize that Christians are divided on myriad theological questions, including some pertaining to LGBT people. We believe in approaching these disagreements with grace, compassion, and education, rather than demonizing those who disagree with us. This doesn’t mean, of course, that we accept all views as “equally valid”; some views are wrong or harmful and must be challenged. Even in such cases, however, our goal is to unite, not to divide, while ensuring every Christian is allowed to live out his or her own conscience on matters of dispute (Romans 14).
Click Here for: GayChurch.org - GALIP (God's Agape Love (put) Into Practice) is a non profit organization dedicated to being the best resource possible for folks trying to reconcile their faith with their sexual orientation, be it gay, lesbian, bisexual or transgender. It also has the largest and most up-to-date one of a kind Directory of Gay-friendly Christian Churches throughout the world. The co-founder, E T Sundby, is also the author of, "Calling the Rainbow Nation Home."
Click Here for: GayStraight Alliance - Gay–straight alliances are student organizations, found in high schools and universities in North American and around the world that are intended to provide a safe and supportive environment for lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender (LGBT) youth and their straight allies (LGBTA).
Click Here for: Human Rights Campaign (HRC) - The Human Rights Campaign represents a grassroots force of over 750,000 members and supporters nationwide. As the largest national lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender civil rights organization, HRC envisions an America where LGBT people are ensured of their basic equal rights, and can be open, honest and safe at home, at work and in the community.
It Gets Better Project
After reading of the many gay teen
suicides listed here, columnist and author Dan
Savage, decided enough was enough and launched the
It Gets Better Project,
a YouTube channel of messages of encouragement and survival aimed at gay and
lesbian youth. As he explained in his "Savage
Love" column, "Gay adults aren't allowed to talk to these kids. Schools and
churches don't bring us in to talk to teenagers who are being bullied. Many of
these kids have homophobic parents who believe that they can prevent their gay
children from growing up to be gay -- or from ever coming out -- by depriving
them of information, resources, and positive role models. Why are we waiting for
permission to talk to these kids? We have the ability to talk directly to them
right now. We don't have to wait for permission to let them know that it gets
better. We can reach these kids."
The YouTube channel, which should be required viewing in every middle and high school in America, has, in a just one week, become crammed with hundreds of videos from both gay and straight adults, from celebrities and regular folks, offering light at the end of tunnel of hell that can be adolescence.
Click Here for: Lambda Legal - Lambda Legal, founded in 1973, is a national leader in the fight for the civil rights of lesbians and gay men, bisexuals, transgender people, and people with HIV. Through groundbreaking litigation, public education, and legal advocacy, Lambda Legal has played a crucial role in combating discrimination around the United States.
Matthew's Place - A Place by and
for LGBTQ Youth
Click Here for: Mel White's SoulForce - freedom for lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender people from religious and political oppression through the practice of relentless nonviolent resistance. Read his powerful and courageous autobiography, Stranger at the Gate-To Be Gay and Christian in America
Click Here for: Parents, Families and Friends of Lesbians and Gays (PFLAG) - PFLAG's Vision. We, the parents, families and friends of lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender persons, celebrate diversity and envision a society that embraces everyone, including those of diverse sexual orientations and gender identities. Only with respect, dignity and equality for all will we reach our full potential as human beings, individually and collectively. PFLAG welcomes the participation and support of all who share in, and hope to realize this vision.
Click Here for: The Epistle: Greetings and welcome to The Epistle, a web magazine sharing the good news of the love of Jesus Christ to all Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual and Transgender People. The good news of Jesus has been distorted in so many ways by the media, people who don’t fully understand the real meaning of the Gospel, and even some Christians whose negativity has given Christianity a bad name. No matter what anyone says...God loves everyone. A lot of pain has been caused by people spreading hate in the name of God. God never supports anything less than true unconditional love. And Check Out these excellent resources, blogspots and websites listed on this site's Links page by clicking Here.
The Family Acceptance Project (FAP):
The Family Acceptance Project™ is the
only research, intervention, education and policy initiative that works to
decrease health and related risks for lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender
(LGBT) youth, such as suicide, substance abuse, HIV and homelessness – in the
context of their families. We use a research-based, culturally grounded approach
to help ethnically, socially and religiously diverse families to decrease
rejection and increase support for their LGBT children. The Family
Acceptance Project™ (FAP) is directed by Caitlin Ryan at the Marian Wright
Edelman Institute at San Francisco State University, and was developed by
Caitlin Ryan and Rafael Dìaz in 2002. (Oct. 2013)
Click Here for: The Gay, Lesbian and Straight Education Network (GLSEN) strives to assure that each member of every school community is valued and respected regardless of sexual orientation or gender identity/expression. We believe that such an atmosphere engenders a positive sense of self, which is the basis of educational achievement and personal growth. Since homophobia and heterosexism undermine a healthy school climate, we work to educate teachers, students and the public at large about the damaging effects these forces have on youth and adults alike.
Click Here for: The NALT (Not All Like That) Christians Project: The purpose of The NALT Christians Project is to give any and all LGBT-affirming Christians a means of sharing their belief that there is nothing anti-biblical or sinful about being gay, lesbian, bisexual or transgender. How does it work? You make a YouTube video saying that you are both Christian and fully affirming of LGBT-people; you upload your video onto your (free and easily obtainable) YouTube channel; via the Submit form on the NALT Christians website you inform the NALT gang that your video is ready to go; soon thereafter your video is added to the chorus of other videos on the NALT Christians website that are helping to change the world.
Why should I make a NALT Christians video?
1.To refute the widespread belief that Christianity is synonymous with anti-gay bigotry.*
2.To counteract the destructive effects on all young people of the message that God condemns and rejects LGBT people.
3.To support and encourage other LGBT-affirming Christians. (October 2013)
Click Here for: The Trevor Project: The Trevor Project is the leading national organization focused on crisis and suicide prevention efforts among lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and questioning (LGBTQ) youth. The Trevor Project operates the only accredited, nationwide, around-the-clock crisis and suicide prevention helpline for LGBTQ youth. If you or a friend are feeling lost or alone, call The Trevor Helpline. There is hope, there is help. The Trevor Helpline at 866-4-U-TREVOR or 866-488-7386 is a free and confidential service (USA only) that offers hope and someone to talk to, 24/7. The Trevor Helpline's trained counselors will listen and understand without judgment.
Click Here for: towleroad.com - gay blog A site with homosexual tendencies. Towleroad began in 2003 and is now a leading online news source offering a broad range of information with a gay perspective on politics, pop culture, gay culture, media, entertainment, photography, fashion, technology, men, music, and travel.
Click Here for: Truth Wins Out - Truth Wins Out is a non-profit organization that defends the LGBT community against anti-gay misinformation campaigns, counters the so-called “ex-gay” industry and educates America about gay life. Our goal is to help people be true to themselves and lead genuine lives of honesty and integrity. When people are closeted and live in denial, they often harm themselves and their families. Everyone deserves the opportunity to love and be loved – and not be coerced and shamed into suppressing an integral part of who they are. Unfortunately, the “ex-gay” industry has spent millions of dollars to distort the lives of LGBT people, pass anti-gay laws and peddle unsuccessful “cures” for homosexuality. All respected medical and mental health experts agree, however, that attempts to change sexual orientation can be harmful and damaging. We firmly believe that leaving the “ex-gay” industry unchallenged invites prejudice to prosper, falsehoods to flower and fiction to be confused with fact. These programs undermine personal freedom and demand conformity, so people can’t be who they truly are. TWO stands up to these lies, helps people be themselves and believes that education will overcome ignorance and truth will one-day triumph.
Click Here for: WeGiveaDamn.org Giving a damn matters. It’s time to give a damn about the suicide risk of our gay and transgender youth. Not just because all kids deserve to know that someone cares about them, but also because research has shown that giving a damn actually makes a huge difference in the lives of gay and transgender teens. Peer support groups, teacher training, a caring adult — all help lower the suicide risk among gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgender youth. It’s time to give a damn, because growing up should be about making friends, discovering the world and discovering yourself—not about finding a way to end your pain and end your life. Get informed, get involved. Join this site.
Click Here for: YesInstitute - Creating a Safer Word For All Youth - Their Mission is to prevent suicide and ensure the healthy development of all youth through powerful communication and education on gender and orientation. Schools, parent groups, healthcare settings, justice departments, clergy, and non-profit organizations contact YES Institute seeking non-confrontational communication and innovative education and training on gender, orientation, leadership, and communication.
Click Here for: Youth Guardian Services - Youth Guardian Services is a youth-run, non-profit organization that provides support services on the Internet to gay, lesbian, bisexual, transgendered, questioning, and straight supportive youth. At this time the organization operates solely on private donations from individuals. Youth Guardian Services began with one teenager and his friend wanting to make a difference in the lives of young people who are bombarded with negative messages about youth, and the confusion that often comes with the recognition of sexuality. It started off modestly and informally with an idea to form a youth support group in their area to help young people with the struggling process of self-acceptance and the eventual journey of coming out.
for: YouthResource (YR)
- YouthResource is a Web site created by and for lesbian, gay, bisexual,
transgender, and questioning (LGBTQ) young people. YouthResource takes a
holistic approach to sexual health and exploring issues of concern to LGBTQ
youth, by providing information and offer support on sexual and reproductive
health issues through education and advocacy. Through monthly features, message
boards, and online peer education, LGBTQ youth receive information on activism,
culture, sexual health, and other issues that are important to them.
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The Anti-Gay Religious Right's Really Cruel and Idiotic Argument
Their Message to a Gay Person is: Be alone. Live alone. Die alone.
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