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.

Some still point out that one of the co-founders of HA, Colin C., had a fall and thus the whole program is worth nothing. Yes, he had a fall - and he got back on his feet. To say the program is nonsense because one leader fell is like saying Christianity is nonsense because Peter fell. It is the nature of fallen mankind to sin. Yet it makes a huge difference if one remains unrepentant in sin (or even re-writes the Christian faith so it calls sin good!) - or if one repents and moves on.

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."