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We stand with LGBTQIA+ students who face abuse & discrimination at religious colleges

left to right: Ray N., BYU-Provo;  Danielle P., Grace University; Veronica P.B., Baylor University

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At many religious colleges and universities, LGBTQ+ students suffer discrimination, abuse, and hardship.

The Religious Exemption Accountability Project (REAP) empowers queer, trans and non-binary students at more than 200 taxpayer-funded religious schools that actively discriminate on the basis of sexual orientation and gender identity/expression. Through civil rights litigation, storytelling, oral history, research and public policy, we work towards a world where LGBTQ students on all campuses are treated equally, with safety and respect.

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Elizabeth Hunter, et al. v. U.S. Department of Education 

Religious exemptions to civil rights statutes come at a price. The price is paid by the young and vulnerable who find themselves at the mercy of religiously affiliated, taxpayer-funded social service and educational institutions that often turn them away or force them into the closet. REAP’s lawsuit asserts the constitutional and basic human rights of LGBTQ+ students, seeking to end the sexual, physical and psychological abuses perpetrated under the religious exemption to Title IX at thousands of federally-funded schools, colleges and universities across America.

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We’re building a nationwide movement

to show LGBTQ students facing discrimination on religious campuses that they are not alone. Add your name now if you agree it’s time for taxpayer-funded religious colleges and universities to end discrimination against LGBTQ+ students.

Thank you for your support.


Jake P., Baylor University

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Megan S., Moody Bible Institute

The Report

The LGBTQ+ Student Divide: The State of Sexual and Gender Minority Students at Taxpayer-Funded Christian Colleges

The LGBTQ+ Student Divide: the State of Sexual and Gender Minority Students at Taxpayer-Funded Christian Colleges report reveals startling disparities in mental health outcomes for sexual and gender minority students at Christian colleges that openly discriminate against LGBTQ+ students. The report also demonstrates that 12% of students identity as LGBTQ+ and more than 20% report experiencing some level of same-sex attraction. REAP commissioned College Pulse to survey 3,000 students at these colleges and universities, most of which belong to the Council for Christian Colleges & Universities (CCCU), an industry group that lobbies for the right of these taxpayer-funded institutions to do harm to sexual and gender minorities in the name of religion.

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Let us not become weary in doing good, for at the proper time we will reap a harvest if we do not give up.

Galatians 6:9-10

Religious Exemption Accountability Project is a program sponsored by the national nonprofit, Soulforce
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