Resources

The Trevor Project
If you or someone you know needs support, contact The Trevor Project 24/7 TrevorLifeline at 866-488-7386. Counseling is also available 24/7 via chat every day at TheTrevorProject.org/Help, or by texting 678-678. Founded in 1998, The Trevor Project is the world's largest suicide prevention and crisis intervention organization for lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer & questioning (LGBTQ) young people.

PFLAG
PFLAG is the first and largest organization for lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and queer (LGBTQ+) people, their parents and families, and allies. Find resources and learn more at https://pflag.org/. If you are a parent who needs support, you can also contact PFLAG at 202-467-8180

National Center for Lesbian Rights
Since 1977, NCLR has been at the forefront of advancing the civil and human rights of our full LGBTQ community and their families through impact litigation, public policy, and public education. Find resources and learn more at http://www.nclrights.org/. You can also contact the NCLR Legal Information Helpline at 800-528-6257. The Legal Information Helpline provides basic information about laws that affect LGBT people.

Born Perfect: The Campaign to End Conversion Therapy
We are a survivor-led movement working with legal experts to end conversion therapy. Created in June 2014, by the National Center for Lesbian Rights (NCLR), Born Perfect focuses its efforts on state and local legislation, protecting our community in courtrooms, and harnessing public education to raise awareness about the serious harms caused by these dangerous practices. Learn more: http://bornperfect.org

The Human Rights Campaign
The Human Rights Campaign represents a force of more than 3 million members and supporters nationwide. As the largest national lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and queer civil rights organization, HRC envisions a world where LGBTQ people are ensured of their basic equal rights, and can be open, honest and safe at home, at work and in the community. Learn more at https://www.hrc.org

Saving Alex: When I Was Fifteen I Told My Mormon Parents I Was Gay, and That’s When My Nightmare Began By Alex Cooper and Joanna Brooks

To learn more details of Alex’s story, and to hear it in her own words, check out her memoir, Saving Alex: When I Was Fifteen I Told My Mormon Parents I Was Gay, and That’s When My Nightmare Began. Saving Alex is a courageous book that brings awareness and justice to this important issue and offers a valuable resource on conversion therapy. A bold, inspiring story of one girl’s fight for freedom, acceptance, reconciliation, and truth.

ALEX COOPER made legal history in Utah by winning the right to live under the law’s protection as an openly gay teenager. Saving Alex is her story, in her words.

JOANNA BROOKS is an author and recognized expert on Mormonism, gender, and LGBT issues. She is the associate vice president for Faculty Affairs at San Diego State University.

For more information visit http://savingalex.org/. Saving Alex is available in hardcover, e-book, and digital audio.

Explore the impacts of conversion therapy and what efforts are being done to ban the practice in the mini doc Beyond the Headlines: The Alex Cooper Story