The HiDad Project is an ally and peer-support nonprofit organization dedicated to providing a safe place for the LGBTQIA+ community, or for those who need a space to speak freely and receive emotional support that they may not be able to find in their lives. HiDad will be open to all individuals interested in a place for support, acceptance, love, and to have the freedom to be who they are, without fear of reprisal or ridicule, as well as those who need advice when other resources are not available. Our primary goal is to allow all the members of our program to thrive and find strength in their truth.

How we got started

The HiDad Project was started by a simple response to a comment on TikTok from a member of the LGBTQ+ community who shared that they were disowned by their family when they came out of the closet. As a result of this comment, one of the founders set up an e-mail address for people to write in to have a conversation with “Dad”. This video response went viral and the e-mail address received over 700 messages within the first 48 hours of operation. This inspired us to make The HiDad Project a legitimate non-profit organization so we could help as many people as possible. 


The video that started it all. (NSFW: Explicit Language)


Some of our values include aggressive positivity, peer support, and allowing others to live their personal truth. Aggressive positivity involves recognizing the negatives of a situation without focusing on them. By giving attention to the positive, we can help the downsides or “what if” worries look a little smaller.


Our peer support is most commonly given by volunteer staff who provide a listening ear to others in need. While we may share our own personal experiences or offer suggestions based on the same, we are not trained counselors. Rather, we work to help our members that are in crisis to cope until they are able to contact professionals. 


Our primary focus is providing community peer support to those who need it. We operate an online community that is fully moderated to ensure the safety of our participants. 

In today’s climate of anti-LGBTQ legislation and policy, our voices as allies and advocates are needed more than ever. We will always be loud and unwavering supporters of the LGBTQ+ community, no matter the cost.

How you can help

Every donation helps. While we are currently a 100% volunteer organization, donations assist us in recruitment of volunteers and help us pay for comprehensive background checks. 

Have skills you would like to offer? We can always use volunteers to help with anything from day to day operations, or supporting our participants. 

Want to support us, but you also like t-shirts? This is the option for you. Our designs range from the inspirational to the mildly offensive! Check out our merchandise store.