Counseling and Psychological Services (CAPS) Group Therapy
“Reconciling Faith and Sexuality” - This psychotherapy group is designed to provide a space for students who identify as LGBTQ+ or who experience same-sex attraction to openly discuss their sexuality and how it intersects with their faith. We strongly value agency and an individual’s right to self-determination. We also recognize the complexities that arise in trying to reconcile these two important aspects of identity. In group, we encourage students to thoughtfully explore their identities, help support one another in their individual journeys, and work toward psychological health.
Office of Belonging
The Office of Belonging was created to assist BYU in constructing "a community of belonging composed of students, faculty, and staff whose hearts are knit together in love" (Statement on Belonging) and to teach the world how to use gospel principles to create unified communities. Students often reach out to advisors to talk about how to get involved in outreach efforts, the coming out process, and ideas about navigating life at BYU and in the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. The Office of Belonging's primary goal is to help students feel heard, supported, and connected as they make important decisions in their lives. You can make an appointment to see an advisor here. Feel free to see our other resources here.
Affirmation creates worldwide communities of safety, love, and hope and promotes understanding, acceptance, and self-determination of individuals of diverse sexual orientations, gender identities and expressions. We affirm the inherent self-worth of LGBTQIA+ individuals as complete, equal, and valuable persons and support them as they define their individual spirituality and intersection with The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints.
Encircle envisions a world where LGBTQ+ youth and young adults thrive. They offer various services, such as friendship circles, therapy, daily programs, drop-in hours, and even an online library
North Star is a faith-affirming resource for Latter-day Saints addressing sexual orientation and gender identity, and who desire to live in harmony with the teachings of Jesus Christ and the doctrines and values of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints.
The OUT Foundation
The OUT Foundation’s mission is to empower the LGBTQ+ students and alumni of Brigham Young University in achieving their intellectual, social, and professional potential.
Utah Pride Center
Utah Pride unites, empowers and celebrates Utah’s diverse LGBTQ+ community by providing a safe and welcoming space for education, partnership, service, and events which advance our collective health, wellness and success.
Listen, Learn & Love
Listen, Learn & Love’s goal is to bring together various resources for Latter-day Saints who wish to learn more about our LGBTQ+ brothers and sisters. It is for families, individuals, local leaders, and LGBTQ+ members. Their podcast (https://www.listenlearnandlove.org/podcasts) may be of particular interest.
Mobile application compiling a comprehensive list of Utah’s LGBTQ+ resources.
The LGBTQ-Affirmative Psychotherapist Guild of Utah
All psychotherapists on this list describe themselves as affirming of gay, lesbian, bisexual, transgender, queer, and questioning issues.
Equality Utah’s mission is to secure equal rights and protections for LGBTQ Utahns and their families and they envision a fair and just Utah.
BYUQ is here to connect queer folx and allies, especially among the academic community at Brigham Young University. We strive to help improve the environment of the university through personal connection and education about the queer experience.