• Official Church Guidance

    Official Church Guidance

    A list of official church resources that the church has made regarding the intersection of LGBT/SSA issues and the LDS faith.

  • Gays and Mormons–A Guide for Parents

    Gays and Mormons–A Guide for Parents

    GaysAndMormons.org contains the story of parents Jim and Merrie Smithson as they’ve journeyed through the nexus of homosexuality and Mormonism. The site also contains 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

  • Resources for LDS Church Members and Leadership

    Resources for LDS Church Members and Leadership

    GayMormonForum.org is a repository of information on inclusive firesides and other 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 and Wards, can be found here.  Gay Mormon […]

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Additional Resources

Additional Resources

Resources can be found in a number of places.  You can find a summary  here of the main LDS Groups for Information and Support.   Please study the descriptions and find those sources that most will fit your needs. Videos, Articles and Stories can be inspiring and helpful.  Some of the most […]

Gays and Mormons–A Guide for Parents

Gays and Mormons–A Guide for Parents

GaysAndMormons.org contains the story of parents Jim and Merrie Smithson as they’ve journeyed through the nexus of homosexuality and Mormonism. The site also contains 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

Ten Questions Answered from Six Church Sources

Ten Questions Answered from Six Church Sources

10 issues we believe are most important in the Church documents on Same Gender Attraction (SGA) or LGBT+ Mormon concerns. We have posted here quotes from the documents to clarify the position on each of these points. How many are affected by the intersection of LGBT issues and Mormonism? What […]

Survey of 136 LDS Same-Sex Oriented Individuals

1994 Survey of 136 LDS Same Sex Oriented Individuals Ron Schow, Ph.D. (Survey conducted in Las Vegas, Nevada, October 1994) In 1994 I conducted a survey at the Affirmation Conference in Las Vegas. Affirmation is a support group for homosexual Mormons. The purpose of the survey was to gather information […]

Robert A. Rees: My Experience in Working with Homosexual Latter-day Saints

Robert A. Rees: My Experience in Working with Homosexual Latter-day Saints

Robert A. Rees, Ph.D. I grew up with what were the normal American attitudes toward homosexuals—I considered them as flawed, perverted, even perverse. The attitude of my father towards homosexuals caused me from an early age to have an angry, visceral reaction to them. Although I never acted on such […]

Russ Gorringe: My Involvement in Evergreen

Russ Gorringe Russ Gorringe served for eight years in the leadership of Evergreen, a Church affiliated support group for Mormons. He also was married in the temple, is the father of four children, served in a bishopric and in a stake presidency. He recently agreed to divorce his wife of […]

Beverly L. Shaw: Counseling with Homosexual Latter-day Saints

Beverly L. Shaw, Ph. D. I have been asked as a practicing psychotherapist to share my experience and insights with regard to those men and women who have sought therapy with me and who by self-identification or by practice are homosexual. Before I address that issue, however, I would like […]

The Persistence of Same Sex Attraction in Latter-day Saints Who Undergo Counseling or Change Therapy

Ron Schow, Ph.D., Professor, College of Health Professions, Idaho State University Robert A. Rees, Ph.D., Director of Education and Humanities, Institute of HeartMath William Bradshaw, Ph.D., Professor of Molecular Biology, Brigham Young University Marybeth Raynes, LCSW, Licensed Clinical Social Worker, Marriage & Family Therapist Contents Introduction Summary of Data Counseling […]

Response to “A Slippery Slope that Limits the Atonement”

Note: “A Slippery Slope that Limits the Atonement” is a review of Fred and Marilyn Matis’s and Ty Mansfield’s In Quiet Desperation, written by A. Dean Byrd, Shirley Cox, and Jeffrey Robinson, and posted at www.fairlds.org/pubs/journal/FJ200507.html. by William Bradshaw, Robert A. Rees, Ron Schow, Marybeth Raynes Over the past several decades, discussion […]

Bishop Max and Janet Berryessa

Max Berryessa has a long record of church service having been Bishop twice and having been in six other bishoprics. Max currently serves as a sealer in the Provo Temple. He served for ten years on the important church correlation committee. Max, an Ed.D. is Professor Emeritus of Education at […]

Rob & Kathryn Steffensen

Rob & Kathryn Steffensen

We are both fifth generation Latter-Day Saints and descendants of Mormon pioneers. We met at the University of Utah and have been married forty eight years. We are parents of three sons and twin daughters. All have graduated from college. Our two oldest sons and one daughter have law degrees. […]

Bishop Jim Blair

Jim Blair served a five year term as Bishop in his home in Logan, Utah, where he also is Professor and chair in the Department of Communication Disorders at Utah State Universtiy. Benjimen was our first born – a boy. We could not have been more pleased! We watched him […]