Mama Dragons Closed Facebook Group
This group consists of Mormon, post-Mormon, and many mothers with conservative religious upbringings or who are dedicated to supporting their LGBTQIA children.
While Mama Dragons beginnings were rooted in Mormonism, we invite mothers from all upbringings that need a safe space to learn, process, and find community while parenting LGBTQIA children to join us.
This is an education and support group for moms to become better parents of their LGBTQIA kids. Being great allies to the LGBTQIA community is a process we are working towards as we are learning and growing as parents. Many moms grow to be great allies to the LGBTQIA community as an outcome of participation of this group though it is not the center of our mission.
We strive to create a safe place for conversation and support for mothers regardless of their beliefs or participation in religious community. We validate that this journey often requires humor, anger, patience, and love. We honor and offer space for each of these stages. Consequently, Mama Dragons is not a place for mocking, arguing, or attempting to convince anyone of anything.
To join Mama Dragons you will go through a vetting process to ensure you will benefit from this group and our mission.
- The below button will take you to our closed Facebook group. Click > Join Group, answer the questions and look for a Facebook Messenger message from one of our mamas.
We know that Mama Dragons isn’t for everyone. Here is a list of our recommended support groups.
Affirmation Journeys is a group orientated toward LGBTQIA, their families, and allies who are transitioning out of Mormon orthodoxy, as well as former Mormons. They welcome everybody, but the discussions will be from a perspective of those who are either Mormons undergoing a faith transition, unorthodox Mormons, non-believing Mormons or former Mormons. The group will be open to all topics of particular interest to this community, but it will have a particular goal of helping people move forward in healthy productive ways as they proceed during or following a faith transition.
Mormon Building Bridges
In accordance with the Gospel of Jesus Christ, Mormons Building Bridges is primarily a community of faithful Latter-day Saints who are dedicated to conveying love and acceptance to all those who identify as LGBTQI and those who experience same-sex attraction or gender dysphoria. To this end, the MBB community asserts that all our sisters and brothers are inherently worthy of love and belonging in our homes, congregations, and communities – no matter where their life path may take them – and we pursue specific initiatives to promote this message. We base our efforts on the testimonies of gay, transgender, and straight Latter-day Saints who all seek a Christ-centered life as their authentic selves. The Mormons Building Bridges community is not a movement built around a single leader but simply is a vehicle for thoughtful dialogue and innovation that is available to all LDS people as they approach the question of how to help LGBTQ/SSA people to thrive. Any Mormon who wants LGBTQI/SSA people to feel that they are loved and belong is a Mormon building bridges.
I’ll Walk With You – LDS Parents of LGBT
I’ll Walk With You has a ‘secret’ Facebook page specifically for LDS parents who want to support their LGBT children while staying active in the Mormon church.