LDS LGBT SUICIDE/HOMELESSNESS AWARENESS ACTION

LDS LGBT SUICIDE & HOMELESSNESS AWARENESS DAY The first annual

“LDS LGBT SUICIDE & HOMELESSNESS AWARENESS DAY”

December 7th, 2014

 

Join Cami and Meg as they discuss this bold new action in which active, inactive and non-members can participate this Christmas Season. The first step for many is awareness. Cami and Meg walk through the statistics of the crisis afflicting the youth in Zion. Then they plan out the ways in which we can become more educated, educate our LDS community and prevent further suffering.

Help us to create the day in which this event is no longer necessary!

 

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Suicide Hotline Prevention

1-800-273-TALK (8255)

 

The Trevor Project

Family Education LDS Booklet

Safe and Sound

OUTreach

Mormons & Gays

Gay Mormon Stories

I’ll Walk With You

N.O.W. – 16 Amy Cartwright

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N.O.W. (Narrating Ordain Women) is a project of FMH in an effort to create understanding of people who have posted their profile on Ordain Women.

Amy , who is in a mixed sexual-orientation marriage, discusses why she supports women’s ordination in the LDS church.  If you would like to post your profile for O.W., please contact them here.

 

(recorded before Kate’s trial announcement and hearing)

“I AM KATE”: Sara Speaks

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In response to the disciplinary action waged against Kate Kelly and John Dehlin, a 12-year old “youth of Zion” asked to speak  her thoughts and feelings.

Sara expresses how the church’s response makes her feel and why she respects and appreciates John and Kate.

 

(NY Times Disciplinary Article, Ordain Women, Mormon Stories)

 

 

Episode 101: Mama Dragon Series – Finding the Mama Dragon Within

When Meg Abhau’s 13 year old son came out of the closet in 2013, her  world turned upside down. Since then, she has not only found the “Mama Dragon” within but has enlisted the help of Mama Dragons everywhere.  Listen while  Cami interviews Meg and Anissa as they discuss what a Mama Dragon is, why Dragon Allies are desperately needed and how we can ALL become one.  Working together, we can create a safer environment for our LGBT youth who are at a high risk of suicide and homelessness.

[Note: all Dragon Dads and any form of Dragon Allies are welcome!]

WHERE TO DONATE TIME AND RESOURCES:

1. Family Acceptance Project- PDF packet

2. One and Ten

3. Trevor Project

4. OUTreach

5. The Queens Tea

6. GSA (Gay Straight Alliance – start one in your school)

WHERE TO FIND SUPPORT OR EDUCATIONAL INFORMATION:

1. gaysandmormons.org

2. GSA (Gay Straight Alliance) at schools

3. mormonsandgays.org (LDS website)

4. ALLsupport group (in Arizona)

5. Affirmations

6. No More Strangers

 

[music by Lorde “Team”]

Episode 91: LDS Feminism and LGBT = United for Equality!

mormons-building-bridges-large canstockphoto7779337Join Cami, Edward and Meg as they discuss how the LDS Feminist &  LGBT communities can unite forces to achieve equality across sexually-defined borders.

(song “Postcards” by Bridgit Mendler, Ordain Women, WAVE, Homeless LGBT Youth in Utah, The Abhau Blogspot, AZ Youth, No More Strangers, Mormons and Gays, Human Rights Campaign, Affirmations, Joanna Brooks,  Carol Lynn Pearson, PGLAG: Parents, Families & Friends of Lesbians and Gays)