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Phone: 606-783-9316
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 Emergency/Safety Resources

If you or someone you know is in danger, contemplating suicide, or otherwise feels unsafe, do not hesitate to contact the following (or dial 911): 

Rape/Sexual Abuse/Sexual Harassment

Suicide  

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Coming Out

"There are many good reasons to come out. It can be a tremendous relief to be open about your identity and to stop investing lots of energy in keeping secrets and worrying about what might happen if others "find out." Being honest can help to bridge that distance you may have been keeping from friends and family, and can result in closer and more meaningful relationships with loved ones. And when you’re not constantly worried about meeting others’ expectations, you can put all of your energy into being authentic--in how you dress, talk, spend your time, and date.

There are also reasons to wait to come out to others. If you are under 18 and/or financially dependent on others, you may not want to come out if there is a chance you will be kicked out of your home or left to fend for yourself. If you fear harassment, abuse, or loss of emotional support, this too may be reason to put off coming out until you are in a more secure position.

If you are unsure about whether or not to come out, take your time and think things through rather than acting impulsively. Read books or magazines by and for LGBT youth. Watch a video about LGBT issues, join an online community, or call an LGBT hotline. If there is a youth group or trusted adult to whom you can safely and confidentially turn, take advantage of this option. You may also want to keep a daily journal of your reflections, questions, thoughts and fears until you are clear as to the right path for you."

Excerpt taken from Coming Out: A Guide for Youth and Their Allies. 23 Jan. 2003. GLSEN. .

The ALLYance strives to provide a safe and accepting environment for MSU students. If you need help during your "coming out", please do not hesitate to join us for a meeting, or to contact one of our officers or advisor.

Remember, coming out is a private matter that you, and only you, will know "when" it is time to do so. Be honest, be yourself, and be proud of who you are. Being lesbian, gay, bisexual or transgender does not define the whole of who you are, but it is certainly an important aspect of you!

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  Family & Allies

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 Religious

  • Soulforce.org - Freedom for LGBT people from religious & political oppression through the practice of relentless nonviolent resistance.   
 

The following churches in Morehead have openly stated that they will be welcoming and supportive of all who attend, specifically those who identify as LGBTQQIA:

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  Scholarships

The mission of the ALLYance is to provide education, awareness and support. We encourage students to further academic study and to be strong, successful leaders in their community. If you are an LGBTQ student leader or activist, we want YOU to attend Morehead State and join us! :) Please find several opportunities for academic scholarship and financial aid below: 

Glossary & Symbols

 
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