It doesn't matter what level of school you are at. 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 HeartStrong is here for you!
HeartStrong is a nonprofit social justice organization founded in 1996 to make sure that you know you are not alone. We were once students at religious schools and we know what it feels like to hope that no one notices your struggle.
We know what it is like to feel so lonely and discouraged that life does not seem worth living. We also know that being at a religious school means 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 HeartStrong exists.
No matter how dark it gets, how much pain there is, and no matter what they make you do, there is hope, love and peace in life. And we want to help you find it.
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.
Remember, you are not alone.
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"Those of us who have survived these institutions and who have come to love ourselves in spite of what they tried to do to us, must come together."
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