Homosexuals Anonymous

Offering Guidance, Fellowship & Care


History of Homosexuals Anonymous

Homosexuals Anonymous was founded in 1976 (first meeting 1977 late in the year) as a result of two men, Colin, a former minister, and Doug, a former school principal, pooling their ideas on how to pass on to others what they had experienced in recovery from homosexuality. Colin, who had kept a five-year journal of his growth, analyzed the principles of that growth with helpful evaluation from Doug. From this analysis, the 14 Steps of H.A. were born. Nine of the steps came from Colin’s journals, the other five are modified from Alcoholics Anonymous.

1 Corinthians 6:18-20 New International Version (NIV): "Flee from sexual immorality. All other sins a person commits are outside the body, but whoever sins sexually, sins against their own body. Do you not know that your bodies are temples of the Holy Spirit, who is in you, whom you have received from God? You are not your own; you were bought at a price. Therefore honor God with your bodies."