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Affirming Support

Fear not, for I am with you; be not dismayed, for I am your God; I will strengthen you, I will help you, I will uphold you with my righteous right hand.” Isaiah 41:10

We all look for support and guidance in different ways. Below, you'll find a list of resources we at Grafted have found helpful and have to decided to provide for you. If you'd like more information about these resources, feel free to follow the links below or reach out to us via email.


Eric M. Hovis M.A., LMHC


Eric Hovis is a fully Licensed Mental Health Counselor in private practice in New York City.  He specializes in providing affirming LGBTQ+ therapy services, particularly for individuals who come from religious or faith backgrounds and families.  He also has extensive experience working with individuals, couples, and groups in the areas of depression, anxiety, post-traumatic stress, and attachment based issues.  We invite you to contact him directly to discuss his services or to set up an appointment.


Church Clarity logo.png is a crowd-sourced database that scores churches based on how clearly they communicate their policies for LGBTQ+ people and women in leadership. The database provides two types of scores: How clear or unclear a church policy is communicated on a website, as well as whether a church is "affirming" or "non-affirming" of LGBTQ people, and similarly, "egalitarian" or "non-egalitarian" when it comes to women.

If you're looking for a church in NYC, Church Clarity is a great place to start your search.

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