This is a beautiful story to read. A woman reaching out despite what her church teaches or expects her to believe and who has six children she’s trying to raise, reaches out to kids she has no connection to to help make their lives better. ❤
Stephenie Larsen is a busy mother of six. When she isn’t wheeling across town, dropping her kids off at school or sports, she runs a support network for gay youth.
Larsen opened the nonprofit Encircle LGBTQ Family and Youth Resource Center in downtown Provo, Utah, in February. The center aims to be a safe, open environment for LGBTQ people in this deeply religious community, and offers individual therapy and group counseling services, as well as a variety of daily activities.