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BYU-Idaho LGBTQ Support Groups

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Same Gender Attraction And LGBTQ+ Support
BYU-Idaho students who experience same gender attraction often need a safe place for support and understanding. BYU-Idaho seeks to provide a protected, conscious, and empathetic environment for all students, including the LGBTQ+ community.
Where Can I Get Counseling For LGBTQ+ Support?
The BYU-Idaho Counseling Center in Rexburg, Idaho, offers individual counseling and LGBTQ+ support groups to help those who experience same gender attraction. Our professional counselors offer counseling for many social, emotional, and psychological challenges faced by the LGBTQ+ community. We will help you with any issues that affect your spiritual, academic, and social well-being.

LGBTQ+ Support Groups

In addition to individual counseling, the Counseling Center offers two support groups to assist BYU-Idaho students in the LGBTQ+ community. Support groups address common issues:

  • Anxiety 
  • Depression 
  • Stress 
  • Social difficulties 
  • Family tensions 
  • Other issues that might arise

All LGBTQ+ support groups actively seek to promote an atmosphere of love and understanding in a safe, gospel-centered environment. If you are a current BYU-Idaho student and want to learn more, please contact the Counseling Center.

Honoring Faith and Identity Group
A support group for all LGBTQ+ students. Addresses questions about gender identity, same gender attraction, and being a part of the LGBTQ+ community.

If you are interested in joining the group, please contact the Counseling Center at (208) 496-9370 or
Same Gender Attraction Group
A group for men who experience same gender attraction, the group addresses issues related to anxiety, depression, and any other challenges.

If you are interested in joining the group, please contact the Counseling Center at (208) 496-9370 or

Additional Resources

The following resources are not created, maintained, or controlled by BYU-Idaho and are intended to serve as an educational resource. BYU-Idaho does not endorse any content that is not in keeping with university policy or doctrines and teaching of the Church.
Same-Sex Attraction
Resources from the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints.

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North Star
Faith-promoting resources for those who experience or know people who experience same-sex attraction.

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Interview with Elder Dallin H. Oaks and Elder Lance B. Wickman
Elders Dallin H. Oaks and Lance B. Wickman answer questions about same-sex attraction.

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Voices of Hope
Book by Ty Mansfield that provides Latter-Day Saint perspectives on same-sex attraction.

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We do not reject you. . . . We cannot reject you, for you are the sons and daughters of God. We will not reject you, because we love you.
Boyd K. Packer (“Ye are the Temple of God,” Ensign, November 2000, 74.)
Get help with Anxiety, Depression, Grief and Loss, Loneliness/Increasing social connections, Perfectionism.