• Gays and Mormons–A Guide for Parents

    Gays and Mormons–A Guide for Parents

    This site contains a letter of introduction by parents, Jim and Merrie Smithson, and a set of resources for LDS parents and families that are looking for a basic overview and introduction to all that is Gay and Mormon. gaysandmormons.org

  • Official Church Guidance–Six Sources

    Official Church Guidance–Six Sources

    The purpose of this web site is to provide basic information about homosexuality within the LDS church and community based on the current doctrine and policies of the Church. Although we do not speak for the Church, we offer decades of both ecclesiastical and professional experience working with gay and […]

  • Ten Questions Answered from Six Church Sources

    Ten Questions Answered from Six Church Sources

    Here are the 10 issues we believe are most important in the Church documents on Same Gender Attraction (SGA) or gay Mormon / lesbian Mormon concerns. We have posted here quotes from the documents to clarify the position on each of these points. How many are affected by this gay […]

  • Support Groups and Videos

    Support Groups and Videos

    I’ll walk with you is a collection of videos created for Latter-day Saint parents and allies to voice their love for their LGBT brothers and sisters, sons and daughters. They want to give a message of comfort and support to other parents who are navigating the difficult conflicts that can […]

  • Firesides, 5th Sundays to Help LGBT/SSA Feel Welcome at Church

    Firesides, 5th Sundays to Help LGBT/SSA Feel Welcome at Church

    The mission of the Gay Mormon Forum is to provide a repository of information on educational and fireside efforts which have occurred or will soon occur in the LDS community on the topic of homosexuality.   A record of past efforts, particularly those held in chapels or sponsored by Stakes […]

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Gays and Mormons–A Guide for Parents

Gays and Mormons–A Guide for Parents

This site contains a letter of introduction by parents, Jim and Merrie Smithson, and a set of resources for LDS parents and families that are looking for a basic overview and introduction to all that is Gay and Mormon. gaysandmormons.org

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Official Church Guidance–Six Sources

Official Church Guidance–Six Sources

The purpose of this web site is to provide basic information about homosexuality within the LDS church and community based on the current doctrine and policies of the Church. Although we do not speak for the Church, we offer decades of both ecclesiastical and professional experience working with gay and […]

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Ten Questions Answered from Six Church Sources

Ten Questions Answered from Six Church Sources

Here are the 10 issues we believe are most important in the Church documents on Same Gender Attraction (SGA) or gay Mormon / lesbian Mormon concerns. We have posted here quotes from the documents to clarify the position on each of these points. How many are affected by this gay […]

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Support Groups and Videos

Support Groups and Videos

I’ll walk with you is a collection of videos created for Latter-day Saint parents and allies to voice their love for their LGBT brothers and sisters, sons and daughters. They want to give a message of comfort and support to other parents who are navigating the difficult conflicts that can […]

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Firesides, 5th Sundays to Help LGBT/SSA Feel Welcome at Church

Firesides, 5th Sundays to Help LGBT/SSA Feel Welcome at Church

The mission of the Gay Mormon Forum is to provide a repository of information on educational and fireside efforts which have occurred or will soon occur in the LDS community on the topic of homosexuality.   A record of past efforts, particularly those held in chapels or sponsored by Stakes […]

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What About Celibacy?

What About Celibacy?

The following can be found as the third question and answer in the Oaks/Wickman interview. “PUBLIC AFFAIRS: If somebody has a very powerful heterosexual drive, there is the opportunity for marriage. If a young man thinks he’s gay, what we’re really saying to him is that there is simply no […]

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What About the Next Life?

What About the Next Life?

God Loveth His Children, on p. 1, says– “This message is intended for Latter-day Saints who are troubled with same-gender attraction and sometimes feel discouraged but sincerely desire to live a life pleasing to our Father in Heaven. You are a son or daughter of God, and our hearts reach […]

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What About Marriage?

What About Marriage?

What is the Church’s position on same-sex marriage? The following is from the Church Handbook of Instructions II: “Same-Gender Marriages. As a doctrinal principle, based on the scriptures, the Church affirms that marriage between a man and a woman is essential to the Creator’s plan for the eternal destiny of […]

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What About Gay Attractions vs. Gay Behavior

What About Gay Attractions vs. Gay Behavior

The following material from the Church Handbook II (21.4.6) clearly indicates that same gender attractions are not considered sinful, but homosexual behavior is considered sinful. “Homosexual behavior violates the commandments of God, is contrary to the purposes of human sexuality, and deprives people of the blessings that can be found […]

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Are We Expected To Diminish These Attractions?

Are We Expected To Diminish These Attractions?

The 2007 pamphlet and the other statements now make it clear that change may NOT be possible in this life. God Loveth His Children says this on pp. 3-4. “In some circumstances a person defers marriage because he or she is not presently attracted to a member of the opposite […]

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Can We Determine What Causes These Attractions?

Can We Determine What Causes These Attractions?

The Oaks Wickman interview states that the Church has no official position on nature or nurture or whether people are born gay. Elder Oaks said (answer to question 6) ” …The Church does not have a position on the causes of any of these susceptibilities or inclinations, including those related […]

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What Names Should Be Used?

What Names Should Be Used?

Same gender attraction, which on this site we abbreviate as SGA, is now the favored Church term with reference to homosexuality. The interview with Elders Oaks and Wickman first appeared in 2006 under the title “Same Gender Attraction” on the Church Newsroom site, under “core beliefs and practices.” “God Loveth […]

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