STRAIGHT SPOUSE NETWORK INC Overview
Geographic areas served: Worldwide
Current and former Straight Spouses/Partners of Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual and Transgender people, Mixed Orientation Couples and our Families and Friends.
What we do
Serve straight spouses, mixed orientation couples, families and community by:
* Reaching Out
to increase visibility of straight spouses and accessibility to support
and empowering straight spouses to cope constructively
* Building Bridges
between spouses, within families and with the larger community through support, education and advocacy
The Straight Spouse Network (SSN) is an international organization that provides personal, confidential support and information to heterosexual spouses/partners, current or former, of gay, lesbian, bisexual or transgender mates and mixed-orientation couples for constructively resolving coming-out problems. SSN also offers research-based information about spouse, couple, and family issues and resources to other family members, professionals, community organizations, and the public. SSN is the only support network of its kind in the world.
As outreach, the network offers information about spouse and family issues, mixed orientation marriages and spouse resources to professionals, community organizations and the media.
* Spouse contacts for individual sharing in most US states and several foreign countries
* Eight online support groups, most with chats and webs attached
* Best of Northeast in the 2009 Pride Choice Awards, sponsored by GreatNonprofits