HeartStrong was founded in 1996.
Our outreach work began in 1996.HeartStrong is a non-sectarian organization reaching out to gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgender students from religious educational institutions. (grade school through graduate school)
HeartStrong is a 501(c)(3), national non-profit educational organization.
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.
The HeartStrong Outreach Team has driven over 650,000 miles doing outreach work, making HeartStrong the most extensive grassroots outreach in the history of the GLBT movement.
HeartStrong is the only organization in the world with the sole mission to reach GLBT students from religious educational institutions.
According to the US Department of Education, there are approximately 7.5 million students attending religious educational institutions in the United States alone.
It is legal for religious educational institutions to conduct witch hunts, harass, out and expel students that are suspected of being or actually are GLBT.
Any regulation of religious educational institutions must conform to the First Amendment's guarantee of the free exercise of religion.