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Resources

This is a general list of resources for the LGBTQ community. A similar, more regularly updated list can be found here.

Looking for resources on Christianity and LGBTQ issues? Click here. Curious about LGBTQ theology and spiritual resources outside of Christianity? Click here. If you have questions about any of these resources or would like to add a resource, please contact one@onewheaton.com.

Emergency Hotlines:

Lonely? Confused? Isolated? Call the Trevor Project: 24-Hour Hotline: 866-488-7386

Victim of violence or discrimination? Call the Center on Halsted: 24-Hour Crisis Line (773) 871-CARE (2273)

National Advocacy

Human Rights Campaign – Working for Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender Equal Rights

Soulforce – Soulforce is committed to freedom for lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and queer people from religious and political oppression through relentless nonviolent resistance

Coming Out

PFLAG: Parents and Friends of Lesbians and Gays. A national organization with local support groups for LGBTQ people coming out and their friends and families.

Unconditional Ministries A support network Christian Parents of LGBTQ children who have conservative beliefs about the Bible and Homosexuality but want to love their children unconditionally. They offer regularly scheduled conference calls for parents and other resources.

Family Acceptance Resources for Parents whose Child has Come out

Coming out Christian and LGBTQ: The Vivienne Cass Model Adapted

Coming Out Guides from the Human Rights Campaign

Outing Yourseelf: How to Come Out as Lesbian or Gay to Y0ur Family, Friends, and Coworkers. By Michelangelo Signorile

LGBTQ Affirming Therapists Familiar with Issues of Faith:

Chicago Area:

Seth Allison, MA, LCPC Glen Ellyn, IL

Diane Johanning, MA, LCPC with Elysium Counseling Wheaton, IL

Pamela Johnson, MA, LCPC Downers Grove, IL

Catharine Phillips, MDiv, MA, CADC, Associate Priest for Pastoral Care at St. Mark’s Episcopal Church Glen Ellyn, IL

Lora Wiens, Psy.D., LCP Barrington, IL

Beyond Chicagoland:

Debra L. Dunkle, PhD., LISW, Cleveland Heights, OH (216) 229-2100

Paul Saxton, Ph.D., LCSW Oakland, CA

Candice Czubernat, Licensed Mental Health Counselor, Offers Skype and Phone Counseling

Disclaimer: OneWheaton does not have a process of independently verifying the quality of the services offered by these therapists. Rather, these are therapists that have contacted OneWheaton and identify as affirming and knowledgeable about issues of faith.

Resources for Youth / Anti-Bullying Resources

The Trevor Project – Preventing suicide among LGBTQ youth

It Gets Better Project Videos encouraging youth that “It Gets Better.”

Gay Straight Alliance Network – For Youth Fighting Homophobia in Schools

Hetrick-Martin Institute – Empowerment, Education and Advocacy for LGBTQ youth

Stop Bullying – Government Resources targeting LGBTQ bullying

Resources for Teachers – Anti-bullying Resources for Teachers

Put this on the Map A documentary of LGBTQ youth in Seattle

Chicago Resources – General

Center on Halstead A community center for LGBTQ persons with a wide range of services, educational programs, and events.

Howard Brown Health Center A health center for the LGBTQ community in Chicago

Equil – The Mission of Equality Illinois is to secure, protect and defend equal rights for lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender people in Illinois

Chicago Coalition of Welcoming Churches Celebrating God’s love for All People

Reconciling Journey Ministries – Affirming GLBT Christians and seekers in their daily walk.

The Movement

The Biola Queer Underground

Bob Jones University

Harding University

Westmont College

Goshen College

Messiah College

Cedarville College

Hope College

North Park University

Seattle Pacific University

Ex-Gay?

The Lies and Dangers of Reparative Therapy Published by the Human Rights Campaign

Reparative Therapy: Statements by Professional Organizations

Beyond Ex-Gay

Ex-Gay Watch

My So-Called Ex-Gay Life

Inside Change: What Actually Happens in Ex-Gay Therapy

 
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