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The following resources reference information pertinent to the intersection of LDS faith/heritage and sexual orientation and/or gender identify.  These external references are provided for informational purposes only.  ALL: ARIZONA LDS LGBT is not affiliated with any organization referenced herein nor does it necessarily endorse all of its content.

The Family Acceptance Project® is a research, intervention, education and policy initiative that works to prevent health and mental health risks for lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) children and youth, including suicide, homelessness and HIV – in the context of their families, cultures and faith communities. It uses a research-based, culturally grounded approach to help ethnically, socially and religiously diverse families to support their LGBT children.  The FAP team has been putting research into practice by developing an evidence-based family model of wellness, prevention and care to strengthen families and promote positive development and healthy futures for LGBT children and youth. It provides training and consultation on its family-based prevention and intervention approach across the United States and in other countries.

Helping Latter-day Saint Families with Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual & Transgender Children

Evidence-based family approach for care and support of LGBT youth.  This booklet offers basic information to help parents and caregivers support their LGBT children; to reduce their children’s health risks, including depression, suicide, substance abuse and HIV infection; and to promote their well-being.

Caitlin Ryan, PhD, ACSW

Robert A. Rees, PhD

Family Acceptance Project

San Francisco State University

You will find in this booklet the answer to the question “What causes a person to be
gay or lesbian?”

Authored by:

William S. Bradshaw

Professor Emeritus, Department of Microbiology and Molecular Biology

Brigham Young University

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