The following organizations can provide education and help in dealing with same-sex attractions. Some are faith-based ministries and others are professional or service organizations.
Center for Gender Wholeness. A psychological clinic with extensive experience in helping those with unwanted same-sex attraction. www.genderwholeness.com, email: firstname.lastname@example.org, phone: (801) 272-3200.
Coming Out Again Ministries A Christian ministry that provides a personal biblical counseling and discipleship program, family support groups, family network placement program, program books, workbooks, CDs, DVDs and other services for free to those who are accepted to the discipleship program. www.comingoutagain.org
Courage An organization for Roman Catholics who wish to follow the teachings of the church about homosexuality. They offer support groups and counseling services. www.couragerc.net
Desert Stream Provides Christ-centered help for those struggling with a variety of sexual and relational problems, and for those with life-defining illnesses. www.desertstream.org
Evergreen International This nonprofit organization provided direction and support to Latter-day Saint (Mormon) men and women who want to diminish their same-sex attraction and free themselves from homosexual behavior. It was also a resource to family and friends, professional counselors, religious leaders, and all others who wish to help individuals who desire to change. Evergreen merged with North Star in January 2014. See the North Star entry below.
Exchange Ministries This non-denominational Christian ministry has served men and women and families in the Orlando area and across the nation for over 30 years. www.exchangeministries.org
Exodus Global Alliance
This network of interdenominational Christian ministries offers
encouragement and education in addressing the issue of homosexuality
from a Biblical perspective. Exodus maintains a referral list of
ministries in Africa, Asia Pacific, Brazil, East Asia, India,
Europe, and Latin America.
ExodusAsiaPacific.org (Note that this
organization is not affiliated with Exodus International
(Note that this organization is not affiliated with Exodus Internationalwhich has been discontinued.)
Family Research Council A research, resource, and educational organization that promotes the traditional family. It opposes gay marriage and adoption rights. It publishes numerous reports and newsletters from a conservative perspective on issues affecting the family. 700 13th Street NW, Suite 500, Washington, DC 20005, phone 202/393–2100. www.frc.org
Focus on the Family A Christian organization that seeks to strengthen the traditional family. It has done research on homosexuality and school programs, civil rights laws, and other public policy questions. They publish numerous books and a monthly magazine. 420 N. Cascade Avenue, Colorado Springs, CO 80903, phone 719/531-3400. www.family.org
Free To Be Me A Christian website for youth seeking answers about same-sex attraction (homosexuality). www.freetobeme.com
Harvest USA An outreach ministry in Center City, Philadelphia to the homosexual community to provide hope in the Gospel of Jesus Christ. The ministry reached out to men and women who heard the gospel and desired to leave behind the gay lifestyle. www.harvestusa.org
Homosexuality and the Scientific Evidence An academic site showing scientific evidence that homosexuality is not inborn or fixed and that change is possible. www.mygenes.co.nz
Homosexuals Anonymous A nondenominational Christian organization that uses a modified twelve–step program modeled on that of Alcoholics Anonymous. The organization publishes a newsletter and other publications. P. O. Box 7881, Reading, PA 19603, phone 800/253-3000 or 610/376–1146.
Hope for Wholeness A network of Christian ministries, churches, counselors, public speakers, and other organizations. They provide a workbook and video series curriculum on homosexuality as well as an annual national conference. www.HopeForWholeness.org
Jews Offering New Alternatives to Homosexuality (JONAH) A non-profit international organization dedicated to educating the world-wide Jewish community about the social, cultural and emotional factors which lead to same-sex attractions. JONAH works directly with those struggling with unwanted same-sex sexual attractions (SSA) and with families whose loved ones are involved in homosexuality. P.O. Box 313, Jersey City, NJ 07303, phone: 201/433-3444. www.jonahweb.org
Joel 2:25 International is a Christian community that proactively engages and affirms men and women throughout the world who experience same-sex attraction, providing ongoing prayerful support that encourages relational healing, sexual sobriety, and spiritual growth. Joel 2:25 meetings are held locally in Dallas, Texas and virtually through small groups and video conferences with participants from over 65 countries. www.joel225.org
Living Hope Ministries An interdenominational ministry seeking to serve the Body of Christ with support groups, and counseling to those dealing with or affected by homosexuality. www.livehope.org
National Association of Research and Therapy of Homosexuality (NARTH) An educational organization dedicated to the research, therapy and prevention of homosexuality. 16542 Ventura Blvd., Suite 416, Encino, CA 91436, phone 818/789–4440. Internet: www.narth.com
North Star A place of community for Latter-day Saints (Mormons) dealing with issues surrounding homosexual attraction who desire to live in harmony with the teachings of Jesus Christ and the values and doctrines of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. Mailing Address: 2711 Centerville Road, Suite 120, PMB 6132, Wilmington, DE 19808. Phone: (800) 391-1000. www.northstarlds.org
One by One The ex-gay ministry of the Presbyterian church. P.O. Box 10055, Rochester, NY 14610, phone: 716/482-1991. www.oneby1.org
Parents and Friends of Ex-Gays (PFOX) An organization of parents, spouses, family members and friends providing outreach, education, and public awareness in support of the ex-gay community and families touched by homosexuality. PFOX supports families, advocates for the ex-gay community, and educates the public on sexual orientation. P.O. Box 510, Reedville, VA 22539, phone: 804-453-4737. www.pfox.org
People Can Change A comprehensive website of invaluable information for people who want to overcome same-sex attraction. www.peoplecanchange.com
Positive Alternatives to Homosexuality (PATH) A non-profit coalition of organizations that help people with unwanted same-sex attractions realize their personal goals for change–whether by developing their innate heterosexual potential or by embracing a lifestyle as a single, non-sexually active man or woman. www.pathinfo.org
Reach Truth is an online program for individuals to find truth and grace in their sexual struggles. Reach Truth provides hope and encouragement as you journey to learn about the truth. www.reachtruth.com
Restored Hope is a network of individual Christian ministries dedicated to restoring hope to those broken by sexual and relational sin, especially those impacted by homosexuality. www.restoredhopenetwork.com
SameSexAttraction.org An informational website that explains the issues about same-sex attraction (homosexuality) and provides alternatives for those who choose not to be gay. Based on traditional Judeo-Christian beliefs. Contains practical helps and resources. www.samesexattraction.org
Sexaholics Anonymous A fellowship of men and women who want to stop their sexually self-destructive thinking and behavior. The philosophy and program is taken directly from the twelve steps and twelve traditions of Alcoholics Anonymous. P. O. Box 111910, Nashville, TN 37222, phone 615/331–6230. www.sa.org
STAR Program (Sexual Trauma And Recovery) (www.lifestarnetwork.org) offers programs for sexual addiction and sexual codependency.
Transforming Congregations A ministry of United Methodist Churches that affirms "the Biblical position that God loves all persons, that homosexual practice is one sin among many and that the Holy Spirit is available to transform all persons - including homosexual persons." P.O. Box 7146, Penndel, PA 19047, phone: 215/752-9655. www.transcong.org
True Freedom Trust (www.truefreedomtrust.co.uk), a Christian, ex-gay ministry based in the United Kingdom.
Where Grace Abounds A Christian ministry that guides and supports men and women who seek to understand sexuality and relationship, and to inspire all people to know and personally appropriate God's plan for their sexuality and relationships. Provides help with sexual addiction, pornography, past sexual abuse, homosexuality, sexual identity, false intimacy, boundaries, and codependency. http://wheregraceabounds.org
Witness Freedom Ministries, Inc. A nonbinding fellowship of Christian ministries led by and primarily for people of color who experience homosexuality, gender identity, and sexual damage. They advocate for the choice to change. www.witnessfortheworld.org