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HeartStrong, appropriately, is not a religious organization.


HeartStrong is an educational 501 (c)(3) non profit organization. HeartStrong is not a religious organization allowing us to provide support and advocate for LGBT students from all religious educational institutions. This includes Catholic, Mormon, Seventh-day Adventist, Baptist, Methodist, Muslim, Jewish, Pentecostal, nondenominational, Episcopal, Jesuit, Lutheran and all other religious educational institutions worldwide.

HeartStrong offers help and hope to GLBT students of religiously-based educational institutions which do not permit GLBT students to fully express themselves socially, emotionally, romantically and spiritually.


A truly committed religious educational institution will have an administration-sanctioned, written, non-harassment policy in place and enforced.


Samples of such policies are here.

Dr. Shelley Craig, LCSW
Marc Adams

Founder/Executive Director

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