Support Groups

Affirmation and North Star are the largest peer based communities for gay/same sex attracted Mormons. Together they represent a wide spectrum of perspectives and a number of varying resources. Both include a number of people working to provide support for LGBT/SSA Mormons and their families and both encourage maintenance of LDS values to whatever extent is possible.

Affirmation: Mormons, Families & Friends

supports LGBTQ/SSA Mormons and their families, friends and Church leaders in seeking to live productive lives consistent with their faith or heritage. It provides a loving, inclusive community for all LGBTQ/SSA people, regardless of how they identify in their sexual orientation, gender identity, or faith. It encourages spirituality and empowers LGBTQ/SSA Mormons to make valuable contributions within and outside of the Church. It organizes local gatherings and international conferences, provides informational resources, and works for dialogue within the Church.

North Star

is a place of community for Latter-day Saints dealing with issues surrounding homosexual attraction where they are encouraged to maintain LDS values and supported in living celibately or encouraged to maintain heterosexual marriages when one in the marriage has same sex attraction. The Facebook group can be accessed after contact with NorthStar.

Facebook Support Groups (read for links)

For LDS LGBTQ Support (The Lord My Pasture Will Prepare)

The Lord My Pasture Will Prepare provides support and fellowship for LGBTQ people who desire to attend the LDS church and are in or seeking a same-sex relationship or are affirming of such relationships. It is a private (secret) group, meaning only members can read the posts and see who’s in the group. This is not an official LDS group, and it is not affiliated with the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. It is one of several groups created and sponsored by Affirmation, with this group specifically designed for those who desire to attend church. To join this Facebook group please friend the Prepare Group Moderator.

For Active LDS Parents with LGBT children (I’ll Walk With You Parent Group)

Facebook’s I’ll Walk With You Parent Group is a group for parents who are committed to staying active in the church while supporting and affirming their LGBT children. It is a group that is moderated to ensure that there is no disrespect shown toward the church. This is an excellent group for people who are new to the issue. It is categorized by Facebook as ‘secret’ which means that nobody outside of the group will know you are in the group or be able to read your posts there. It is primarily restricted to parents and grandparents, but other family members are considered as well on a case by case basis. To gain access to this group you must contact one of the admins, and send them a friend request so they can add you. Contact Greg Searle or Christy Searle

Family Fellowship

is a volunteer service organization, a diverse collection of Mormon families engaged in the cause of strengthening families with homosexual members. We share our witness that gay and lesbian Mormons can be great blessings in the lives of their families, and that families can be great blessings in the lives of their gay and lesbian members.

Mormons Building Bridges

is dedicated to conveying love and acceptance to LGBTQI individuals. We support all of our brothers and sisters—those who identify as LGBTQI and those who identify as same-sex attracted—in their life’s path and work to make our homes and congregations warm and welcoming for all our LGBTQI brothers and sisters.

Gay Mormon Forum

aims to highlight efforts currently taking place in the LDS community to encourage more understanding of homosexuality.

The Trevor Project

is a national 24-hour, toll free confidential suicide hotline for gay and questioning youth. The Trevor Project is determined to end suicide among LGBTQ youth by providing life-saving and life-affirming resources.

PFLAG: Parents, Families, & Friends of Lesbians and Gays

supports LGBT people, their families and friends locally and nationally by providing PFLAG chapter helplines, support group meetings and resources … PFLAG also advocates for equal rights for lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender people on local, state, and national levels.