THE TWELVE TRADITIONS OF HOMOSEXUALS ANONYMOUS
(used and adapted by permission of Alcoholics Anonymous World Services, Inc.)
1. Our common welfare should come first; personal recovery depends upon H.A. unity.
2. H.A. Fellowship recognizes the final authority of the loving Creator-God as He expresses Himself in Jesus Christ through the Word of God to our group consciousness. Our leaders are but trusted servants; they do not govern.
3. The only requirement of H.A. membership is a desire to be free and remain free from homosexuality [We are not talking about same-sex desires here, but freedom from sin].
4. Each chapter should be autonomous (electing officers from its own local membership) except in matters affecting other chapters or H.A. as a whole.
5. Each chapter has but one primary purpose – to carry its message to the person struggling with homosexuality.
6. An H.A. chapter ought never endorse, finance, or lend the H.A. name to any related facility or outside enterprise, lest problems of money, property, prestige, or religious controversy divert us from our primary purpose.
7. Every H.A. chapter ought to be fully self-supporting, declining outside contributions.
8. Homosexuals Anonymous should remain forever nonprofessional, but our service centers may employ special workers.
9. Homosexuals Anonymous, as such, ought never to be organized; but we may create service boards or committees directly responsible to those they serve.
10. Homosexuals Anonymous has no opinion on outside issues: hence the H.A. name ought never to be drawn into public controversy.
11. Our public relations policy is based on attraction rather than promotion; we need always maintain personal anonymity at the level of press, radio, and television.
12. Anonymity is the spiritual foundation of all our Traditions, ever reminding us to place principles before personalities.