History can be a messy topic. When you bring in religion and personal beliefs to your discussion of history it becomes even messier. Then, when you add LGBT issues into the mix, it gets down-right complicated!
However, we know how important it is to understand history. We know that its important to learn from history's mistakes and victories. We can apply the lessons learned to our present situation and in this way, we can use history to create a better future.
The history of LGBT individuals, in the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints (Mormons), remains largely unearthed. There have been some individuals, such as Connoll O'Donovan, Seth Anderson and Greg Prince, who have played a big part in shedding light onto this field but there are still many lessons to learn and stories to be heard.
This site aims to pull together the best resources on LGBT history in the LDS Church. Its purpose is to help us open our eyes and learn of the struggles of many individuals both modernly and throughout the history of the Church. Until now, many of their stories have gone untold. It now is the time to tell them.
In addition, this site will include current discussion about LGBT issues within the LDS Church and conversations that will write the future history on this topic.
To best help you find the content you are looking for, the information on this site can broken into the following categories:
This site is dedicated to:
- Individuals who lost their lives while striving to understand both their sexuality and religion.
- Individuals who have fought and/or are currently fight depression and anxiety because of their LGBT / religious situations.
- Individuals who have lost their faith due to the treatment of LGBT individuals in the Church.
- Individuals who are a voice for change and hope. Those who are not afraid to stand alone, brave in the midst of confusion.
*This site is currently in the process of being built. Any improvement suggestions are greatly appreciated. Please send us feedback through the "Suggestions" button at the top of the page!