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University Offers a Free Ride to Gay Teen Abandoned by Parents

Seth OwenJacksonville, Fla. student Seth Owen, 18, had a 4.16 GPA and all the promise of the future. He just had no money to make it a reality. After his parents kicked him out of the house for being gay, he was on his own.

That’s when the town chipped in to help fund his college education and raised over $120,000 (the original crowdfunding goal was set at $100,000) so that he could attend Georgetown University.

However, an incredible thing happened after all the money was raised: Georgetown decided to waive his tuition. Completely.

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Youth – LGBTIQ

If you are a young person who is considering suicide, please DON'T!

Suicide is a permanent solution to a temporary problem.

We have been where you are now. We got through it and we can show you how to get through it too. We have answers that you may never have considered.

Remember that God loves you, and with His help we WILL get you through this. We are here for you and we CAN HELP!

Write to Mary and let's talk about it, or talk to someone in the Chat Rooms, or contact The Trevor Project For Our Youth.

Youth Support
In Canada:

In the USA:
Youth Crisis Line 1-800-448-4663
Child Help USA 1-800-422-4453
Boystown National Hotline 1-800-448-3000


LGBTIQ Youth Resource Links

321 Gay Teen Chat

- is a huge chat that has gay teen chat rooms, lesbian teen chat rooms and bisexual teen chat rooms for chatters all over the world. Other gay chat centers such as yahoo gay chat and msn gay chat offer standard interfaces, unlike the award winning digichat interface which this site uses. Simply type in your chat nick name and hit connect to begin chatting.

College Scholarships for LGBTQ Students

- Top Twelve LGBTQ Scholarships


- is a set of support services for gay, lesbian, bisexual, transgender, or questioning (LGBTQ) kids and teens in the Waterloo, ON, Canada Region.

These support services include:

  • LGBTQ-positive individual and family counselling
  • social and recreational groups
  • educational groups
  • a peer mentoring program
  • parental support
  • help establishing Gay-Straight Alliances and other similar initiatives in local schools


All of the services are free and confidential.

This is a wonderful website full of great resources including an invaluable list of Links.

(The) Ultimate List of Helpful and Supportive Resources for LGBTQ Students

  • includes LGBT-Friendly Colleges
  • scholarships for LGBT Students
  • resources for parents and family
  • resources for educators and school/college administrators

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- is a peer led social support and advocacy group for trans/gender diverse young people. Good resources re changing your name, telling friends and family, telling your school, legally changing your name, where to buy a binder, binder safety.

See also the Trans section of the Christian Gays website.

Coming Out To Your Conservative Christian Parents? – Some Advice From An Evangelical Pastor

Your news might be a bitter pill for them to swallow, but this is a conversation that you must have.

Note from Mary: While this is an excellent article, I must say that it is up to you, and only you, who you tell.

It’s time to sit down with your parents and share something deeply personal - something that’s intimately tied to your future, your hopes, your community. Just about everything in your life is touched by this.

But mom and dad have an understanding of God that might lead them to reject you on some level, because that’s what they believe God wants them to do...

...which is ironic...

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