"You are Perfect, Just as
After centuries of religion-based oppression, every LGBTQ teen deserves to hear a religious
leader say, "Your sexual orientation or gender identity is perfect. You are loved, just as you are."
THOUSANDS of churches,
synagogues, sanghas, and other faith communities celebrate LGBTQ people just as
But GLAAD reports that 75% of religious messages in mainstream news coverage are from anti-LGBTQ sources.
Parents who identify as "strongly religious" are significantly more likely to rejects their LGBTQ children. (Family Acceptance Project)
26% of LGBTQ teens are kicked out when they come out, at an average age of 14 years old.
LGBTQ teens who are rejected by their families are 840% more likely to attempt suicide.
Join us as we flood social media with a Thunderclap message of love and affirmation, and invite LGBTQ teens and their parents to visit an open-and-affirming faith community.
We’ll be sharing photos and videos for you to share on social
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After a gay boy died by suicide near her seminary in
Houston, Texas, Unitarian Universalist Rev. Joanna Fontaine Crawford created Bring Your Gay Teen to Church Day as her
inspired response. That first year, 24 Houston-area congregations participated.
#PresentPerfect is now produced by MyOutSpirit.com, the interfaith social network connecting LGBTQ people of any or no faith
tradition with resources that support their spiritual, mental, physical, and
Click here to make a donation to support #PresentPerfect.
We are primarily supported by the MyOutSpirit.com memberships of LGBTQ-affirming
churches, synagogues, and other body/mind/spirit resources.
Click here to add your open and affirming faith community to MyOutSpirit.com, so LGBTQ teens and their parents can find you year-round, not just during #PresentPerfect.