Catholic Association for Lesbian & Gay Ministry
The Catholic Association for Lesbian and Gay Ministry (CALGM) is an association of diocesan, parish and campus-based ministries and those involved in these ministries. CALGM reflects the Catholic Church's commitment to pastoral concern and support for lesbian and gay Catholics, their parents, families and friends. These ministries, under the leadership of bishops, pastors and other pastoral leaders, seek to apply Church teachings regarding the integration of sexuality and spirituality and the recognition of the dignity, respect and inclusion of gay and lesbian persons in the life and mission of the Church.
On Campus Resources
Student Psychological Services (SPS)
Student Psychological Services (SPS) provides LGBT-friendly individual and group counseling, consultation, crisis response, referral services, biofeedback training, wellness workshops, and online depression and anxiety screenings. SPS is located above Student Health in the Burns Recreation Center and can be reached at 310.338.2868.
“The Circle” is a small, supportive, confidential weekly meeting of LGBT students and their allies discussing issues related to sexual diversity and college life. Contact Dr. Jeff at TheCircle@lmu.edu with questions, and for meeting time and location.
Campus Ministry promotes spiritual growth and faith formation on and off campus. We take the University mission to heart in all that we do; our programs are created to encourage learning, to care for the whole person, and to foster the service of faith and the promotion of justice. Rooted in the University’s Roman Catholic identity and the heritage of our sponsoring religious communities, Campus Ministry’s outreach embraces people of all faith traditions. In Campus Ministry you will find a welcoming environment where people can express their faith passionately and discern their vocation in community. Campus Ministry truly is a place to belong, to believe, and to become.
Resident Ministers are priests, sisters, and lay ministers who live in each of our residence facilities and provide spiritual guidance, individual support for life challenges, and programming related to the University's mission and religious identity.
Off Campus Groups and Organizations
Gay, Lesbian and Straight Education Network
GLSEN, or the Gay, Lesbian & Straight Education Network, is the leading national education organization focused on ensuring safe schools for ALL students. GLSEN strives to assure that each member of every school community is valued and respected regardless of sexual orientation or gender identity/expression.
Parents, Families and Friends of Lesbians and Gays
PFLAG promotes the health and well‐being of gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgender persons, their families and friends through: support, to cope with an adverse society; education, to enlighten an ill‐informed public; and advocacy, to end discrimination and to secure equal civil rights. Parents, Families and Friends of Lesbians and Gays provides opportunity for dialogue about sexual orientation and gender identity, and acts to create a society that is healthy and respectful of human diversity.
Safe Schools Coalition
The Human Rights Campaign represents a grassroots force of more than 700,000 members and supporters nationwide. As the largest national gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgender civil rights organization, HRC envisions an America where GLBT people are ensured of their basic equal rights, and can be open, honest and safe at home, at work and in the community. The mission of The Safe Schools Coalition: An International public-private partnership in support of gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgender youth is to help schools ‐ at home and all over the world ‐ become safe places where every family can belong, where every educator can teach, and where every child can learn, regardless of gender identity or sexual orientation.
Gay/Straight Alliance Network
The network is a youth leadership organization that connects school‐based Gay‐Straight Alliances (GSAs) to each other and to community resources. The GSA Network supports young people in starting, strengthening and sustaining a GSA to create safe school environments, educate the school community, and fighting discrimination, harassment and violence in schools.
Human Rights Campaign
The Human Rights Campaign represents a grassroots force of more than 700,000 members and supporters nationwide. As the largest national gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgender civil rights organization, HRC envisions an America where GLBT people are ensured of their basic equal rights, and can be open, honest and safe at home, at work and in the community. Equality Forum Equality Forum is a national nonprofit and 501(c)(3) GLBT organization headquartered in Philadelphia. Equality Forum undertakes high impact initiatives, produces documentary films, highlights GLBT history and presents annually the largest national and international GLBT civil rights forum.
Off Campus Support Programs and Services
American Psychological Association
This provides answers to your questions about sexual orientation and homosexuality. The page provides basic questions and answers for the novice to sexual orientation issues.
The Trevor Project
The Trevor Project operates the only nationwide, around‐the‐clock suicide prevention helpline for gay and questioning youth. Every day, The Trevor Project saves lives though its free and confidential helpline, its website and its educational services.
OutProud, The National Coalition for Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual & Transgender Youth, serves the needs of these young men and women by providing advocacy, information, resources and support. Our goal is to help queer youth become happy, successful, confident and vital gay, lesbian and bisexual adults. We provide outreach and support to queer teens just coming to terms with their sexual orientation and to those contemplating coming out. We let them know they're not alone by helping them find local sources of friendship and support.
Matthew Shepard Foundation
The mission of the Matthew Shepard Foundation is to support diversity programs in education and to help youth organizations establish environments where young people can feel safe and be themselves. The goal is to erase hate.
Print Material Resources
Posters Promoting A Safe Welcoming Environment