Hope & help for gay, lesbian, bisexual & transgender students from religious educational institutions.

FOR STUDENTS

Your visit to HeartStrong is confidential.  Unlike what you are used to experiencing in your home, church or school, there is no Honor Code here.  We want to keep your visit to our site as confidential as possible and you can help.  Visit our confidentiality page to learn more about making your visit as safe as possible.

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HeartStrong is a truly unique organization.  You will not find another place solely for students from religious educational institutions who are struggling with feeling that they are gay, lesbian, bisexual or transgender (GLBT).

It doesn't matter what denomination of religious school you are attending or where you are in the world.  (Muslim, Jewish, Catholic, Seventh-day Adventist, Mormon, Methodist, Baptist, etc.)  If your religious school does not explicitly tell you that is okay to be gay, lesbian, bisexual or transgender then we are here for you!

HeartStrong is a nonprofit social justice organization founded in 1996 to reach YOU. Make sure you read our confidentiality statement so you can make sure that your visit here is as safe as possible.

Because we were once students at religious schools, we know what it is like to struggle to survive.

We know what it is like to feel the pressure to be like everyone else. We know what it feels like to hide all of your feelings and hope that no one notices anything about you that might make them think you are struggling with this. We know what it is like to feel so lonely and discouraged that it doesn't seem like life is worth living.

We also know that struggling with this and being at a religious school means that you may have to deal with someone outing you to school authorities and we know what they can make you do. We know it is not easy and we know about the pain. That is why we are here.

We want you to know that you are not alone. No matter how dark it gets, no matter how much pain there is inside, and no matter what they make you do, there is hope, love and peace in life. And we want to help you find it.

HeartStrong, Inc., is not about trying to make you gay or trying to take your faith from you. We know what it is like to feel that someone doesn't understand this journey. We are here to talk to you, be your friend and let you ask us questions about how we have walked through this and found  hope, love and peace.

If you are struggling and need help we are here to listen. We want you to make it through just like we did.  Let us help.

Need to talk to someone?  You may email us here.

Is your school threatening to discipline or expel you?  Have they already done it?  Click on the link below to file a confidential incident report.  One of your HeartStrong friends will contact you about your situation.  Remember, you are not alone.

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