Ex-Homosexual Re-Sources

[The following is from PFOX (Parents & Friends of Ex-Gays] led by Regina Griggs, a list of resources for persons interested in helping people out of homosexuality, and helping those who are close to such persons to minister both truth and love.  Denominational and religious resources are indicated.]

Regeneration Books (regenbooks@juno.com) sells ex-gay books and videos, including titles for those who desire to leave the homosexual lifestyle. These books and videos can help you understand the whys and hows of homosexual behavior, as well as offer hope on exiting the lifestyle. The catalog includes resource materials for the homosexual or lesbian struggler, as well as for family and friends of the struggler, and teens. Call Regeneration at 410-661-0284 and ask them to send your their catalog or check out the books/videos directly at their website at

Homosexuals Anonymous also sells ex-gay books and videos through their online book catalog at http://www.pfox.org/

There is also the book "Coming Out Straight" by ex-gay psychotherapist and PFOX president, Richard Cohen (requests@gaytostraight.org). Radio host Dr. Laura wrote the foreword to this book, which details how to understand and heal homosexuality. It is available from International Healing Foundation at 301-805-6111 or on their website at http://www.gaytostraight.org

Richard Cohen, a leading therapist in the field of sexual reorientation, also offers telephone counseling for strugglers, family and friends of strugglers. Details are available on his International Healing Foundation website at http://www.gaytostraight.org

Call NARTH (National Association for Research and Therapy of Homosexuality) at 818-789-4440 for the names of therapists in your area who specialize in reparative therapy. To learn more about NARTH, they have a website at http://www.narth.com

For an ex-gay ministry in your area that helps strugglers out of the lifestyle, Exodus posts a list at http://www.exodus-international.org/ or call them at 206-784-7799 or email at info@exodus-international.org

Other ministries for strugglers that you can also contact include Homosexuals Anonymous at 610-376-1146,

Courage for Catholics at 212-268-1010 or NYCourage@aol.com or http://www.courageRC.net,

Evergreen for Mormons at 1-800-391-1000 or 801-363-3837 or info@evergreen-intl.org or http://www.evergreen-intl.org,

Transforming Congregations for Methodists at 215-938-8770 or generalinfo@transformingcong.org or http://www.transformingcong.org,

One By One for Presbyterians at 716-586-6180 or mail@oneby1.org or http://www.oneby1.org

JONAH for Jews at 201-433-3444 or http://www.jonahweb.org (Note: JONAH also has a referral list of reparative therapists for any or no faith), and Exgay Links has an exhaustive list of ex-gay ministries and organizations at http://geocities.com/exgaylinks

If you are a parent, sibling, or friend of someone in the lifestyle, please call PFOX at 703-360-2225 to see if there is a local PFOX chapter in your area. PFOX chapters hold regular meetings and support each other as we together learn to love the struggler without approving of his or her homosexual lifestyle.

If you would like to start a PFOX chapter in your area, please send an email to pfox.exgays@starpower.net and ask for a chapter application.

PFOX sponsors an e-mail discussion group at Yahoo Groups. It is comprised mainly of parents and spouses of strugglers, although we also have some strugglers on the list. We support each other daily via e-mail. You can just read the postings or join in the discussion at any time with your particular day to day hopes and struggles. If you would like to join, send a blank e-mail to: ex-gay-subscribe@yahoogroups.com  Please be sure to spell correctly this e-mail address in order to join.

PFOX will also host an 'understanding-and-healing-homosexuality' conference in your area for strugglers, family and friends of strugglers, educators and clergy members. PFOX Executive Director Regina Griggs will discuss the meaning and causes of same sex attractions, the process of transitioning from gay to straight,
reparenting techniques, how to love the struggler without approving of his or her homosexual lifestyle, and more. You or your church provide the meeting space for the conference. Many churches and families do not know how to respond to the divisive issue of homosexuality, so we encourage you to call PFOX at 703-739-8220 or send an email to pfoxmom@rcn.com to discuss planning a conference in your area.

PFOX maintains a speakers bureau for local events, schools, conferences and church engagements. Whether you are looking to address the origin of homosexuality, an encouraging testimony of overcoming homosexuality or a reliable source for a media interview, PFOX can help.

If you know of someone who would like to subscribe to this PFOX mailing list, tell them to send a blank e-mail to PFOX-subscribe@topica.com

PFOX -- Parents and Friends of Ex-Gays & Gays
~ Supporting the right of homosexuals and lesbians to choose change ~
Box 561, Fort Belvoir VA 22060
Phone 703-360-2225
                    pfox.exgays@starpower.net      http://www.pfox.org

Parents and Friends of Ex-Gays & Gays (PFOX) is a non-profit organization supporting the ex-gay community and families affected by homosexuality.

P.S. This list is provided for information purposes only. If you find that any of the above phone numbers, e-mail addresses, or web sites don't work, please send us an email at pfox.exgays@starpower.net so we can update our list of resources.

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