Southern Baptist Sissies

385265_151683838316386_1420098328_nIs religion the home base for all LGBTQ discrimination? This point could not have been answered more clearly than in the recently released film, Southern Baptist Sissies, which follows the stories of 4 southern Baptist boys who are torn between their orientations, their faith and growing up in a staunch Texas town. The IDK Project was fortunate to have been able to sponsor such an amazing film. We will definitely be adding it to our lists of resources for queer folks in the future.

Here is a brief look at the journey of the creators, Del Shores and Emerson Collins:

The Kit to Teen Campaign

The IDentity Kits are in and so far we have identified 3 youth in Pennsylvania and 15 youth in California who are in need of a Kit of their own. Those numbers are still growing. Kits are $20 a piece. With your help we can get these 18 youth this tool to help them assuage worries and fears about being gay, lesbian, trans, bi AND Christian. To find out more about each Kit click here.

What’s in a Kit?

  • Booklet: This is a community center in a book–answering tough questions about orientation, sexual identity, and tackling daunting questions like what does the Bible really say, how do I start coming out, and where can I find resources to help me long after I’ve read the book?
  • Cards: These game cards categorize the various parts of our identities. Play this game to spark conversation around parts of your identity that can empower you to be all you can be.
  • Sticker: To help you remember that your identity matters and you are not alone.

Donate $20 and help one more youth receive a Kit of their very own by clicking here or going to our Donate page.

Do you know of a teen who could use this resource? Help us get them a Kit by adding their name or your name to this confidential list by emailing it to Crystal@youridk or simply click here to fill out the form.

Sincerely,
The Team of Your IDK