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We Exist LGBT
The mission of WeExist.LGBT is to make schools more welcoming for LGBTQ+ students and their families, and end the practice of conversion therapy in the United States.
WeExist.LGBT was conceptualized from the collaborative imagination of parents, activists, and academics working on topics of LGBTQ+ inclusion.
As parents and members of the community ourselves, we saw the needs of LGBTQ+ teens and wanted to support them without entering the spectrum of religion.
The answer was to form our own nonprofit organization. We picked two mission areas which are basic to the safety and well being of any group, but are frequently denied to LGBTQ+ community: making schools more welcoming to students and their families, and ending the practice of conversion therapy, designed to erase their very identity.
The organization has grown beyond a mostly progressive Mormon core to encompass people from diverse backgrounds. We have people from all faiths and no faith. Our members are Fedex drivers, psychotherapists, police officers, full-time moms, military, school teachers, entrepreneurs, writers, caterers... united by a common goal of improving the quality of life and personal safety of a group of people who have been marginalized, beaten, tortured, killed, denied medical care, and refused the right to marry and adopt children, because they don't fit the mold of some people's preconceived ideas of how life should be lived.
We also believe that we can make a difference. United and as individuals, we can work daily to make the world a safer and more inclusive place. This will lead to a better world for everyone.