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New booklet targets LDS families of homosexual youth

June 16, 2012
source: Deseret News

Screenshot of "Supportive Families, Healthy Children" booklet.

MR says: The new booklet is co-authored by two researchers, one in charge of the Family Acceptance Project and the other a Mormon studies professor and previous LDS bishop, and is billed as the first research-based resource for Mormon families with homosexual children. The LDS Church was not involved in the project.

In what is being referred to as "the first research-based educational resource to help Mormon families support their LGBT children," the Family Acceptance Project at San Francisco State University has published a 26-page pamphlet called, "Supportive Families, Healthy Children: Helping Latter-day Saint Families with Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual & Transgender Children."

Co-authored by Dr. Caitlin Ryan, director of the Family Acceptance Project, and Dr. Robert Rees, an educator and former LDS bishop, the pamphlet is intended to "prevent serious negative outcomes like suicide, HIV and homelessness and to promote well-being" among LGBT youth while "helping families balance deeply held values and beliefs with love for their LGBT children," Ryan said.

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