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Stop Harming LGBT Youth by Teaching That Homosexuality Is a Sin

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Faith leaders must stop harming LGBT youth by teaching that homosexuality is a sin.

LGBT children in families whose faith communities reject homosexuality often face extreme emotional, psychological and spiritual trauma. Their families are more likely to reject them, leading many to become homeless. Statistics make this crisis clear: While the overall LGBT population is about 5-7%, 40% of homeless kids are LGBT. They are also more likely to suffer deep depression and abuse drugs and alcohol. And they are 8 times more likely to attempt suicide than children from accepting families. For a more personal look at this crisis, please watch our short film (above), entitled "Not a Sin," which shares the stories of three LGBT youth.

After you sign the petition, we hope you'll share it with friends and family and especially those who need a better understanding of this crisis. And please share the link on your social media with the hashtag #LGBTNotASin so that your voice is added to all those dedicated to ending the prejudice, discrimination, and even violence that religion-based bigotry causes the LGBT community, especially our vulnerable youth.

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