Published Books and Articles
Bibliography on Homosexuality in LDS Journals
as of 17 December 2001
Compiled & © by Jay Bell
NOTE: Material gathered through personal research and the New Mormon Studies CD-ROM. Permission has been given to the Webmaster to edit this bibliography to meet specific site needs.
Dialogue: A Journal of Mormon Thought
Author, title, volume, issue, page(s), date
C. Jess Groesbeck, M.D, "Psychosexual Identity and the Marriage Relationship," (2:1/133 -134 Spring
1967). Reflects then current views.
Victor B. Cline, "Letters to the Editor," (2:2/9-10 Spring 1967). A response to Groesbeck.
Arvo Van Alstyne, "Obscenity and the Inspired Constitution: A Dilemma for Mormons," (2:2/84, 92, 97
Spring 1967). Among other issues it covers homosexuality and obscenity.
Gayle Norton, "The Divorced Latter-day Saint," (2:3/82 Autumn 1967). Comments on LDS divorce
Carlfred B. Broderick, "Three Philosophies of Sex, Plus One," (2:3/106 Autumn 1967).
Kenneth B. Hunsaker, "Reviews,"(4:3/127 Autumn 1969). Reviews of Allen Drury's Advise and
Richard H. Cracroft, "The Miracle of Forgiveness," (5:3/60 Autumn 1970). Review of Spencer W.
Kimball's book on repentance including his treatment of homosexuality.
Robert J. Howell, "Psychotherapy With Mormon Patients in Utah and Southern
California--Impressionistic Observations," (5:3/114 Autumn 1970).
"Bernard DeVoto and the Mormons: Three Letters," Edited and Introduced
by Wallace Stegner, (6:3 & 4/41, 45-46 Autumn-Winter 1971). Devoto,
a Catholic scholar who wrote progressively on the Mormons was accused
of being a homosexual because of what he wrote.
Keith D. Wilcock, "Utah's Peculiar Death Penalty," (7:4/32 Summer 1972). Though not exclusively
about homosexuality, it does have interesting material.
"Among the Mormons: A Survey of Current Literature," Edited By Ralph W. Hansen, (7:4/98 Winter
1972). The Restoration Reporter reports a "Homosexual Church of Jesus Christ" in Denver, CO.
Marvin Rytting, "On Sexuality," (7:4/104 Winter 1972). Though not exclusively about homosexuality, it
does have interesting material.
John D. Moyle, "Letters to the Editor," (9:1/5 Spring 1974). Moyle believes that because of Dialogue's
pioneering efforts discussing homosexuality, "The New Era recently contained a brief discussion on
"Among the Mormons: A Survey of Current Literature," Edited By Ralph W. Hansen, (9:3/82 Autumn
1974). "Hunter, John Francis. The Gay Insider, U.S.A. New York: Stonehill Publishing Company, 1972.
$3.95. Chapters on homosexuals among the Mormons in Utah and Idaho."
Klaus J. Hansen, "Mormon Sexuality and American Culture," (10:2/45 Autumn 1976).Though not
exclusively about homosexuality, it has interesting general time period information.
Kenneth L. Cannon, "Needed: An LDS Philosophy of Sex," (10:2/57 Autumn 1976). Though not
exclusively about homosexuality, it has interesting general information.
Wilford E. Smith, "Mormon Sex Standards on College Campuses, or Deal Us Out of the Sexual
Revolution!" (10:2/76-77, 80 Autumn 1976). Though not exclusively about homosexuality, it has
interesting general time period information.
"Solus," (10:2/94-99 Autumn 1976). A personal experience.
"Solus I," (10:3/4 Spring 1977). A personal experience.
"Solus II," (10:3/5 Spring 1977). A personal experience
Dennis L. Lythgoe, "Marketing the Mormon Image: An Interview With Wendell J. Ashton," (10:3/19
Spring 1977). Wendell J. Ashton, was Managing Director of Public Communications for the Church.
He presents the Church's view on homosexuality.
Fred C. Esplin, "The Church As Broadcaster," (10:3/37 Spring 1977). Pres. Kimball feels that viewing
of current 1976 TV programming of "sex-and-violence oriented programs" can begin persons down the
"path to the grievous sins of....homosexuality."
"Solus Reprise," (10:4/5-6 Winter 1977). A response to Solus, Solus I and Solus II.
Val D. MacMurray, "Warning: Labels Can be Hazardous to Your Health," (10:4/130-133 Winter 1977).
MacMurray feels that labels like "'He is a homosexual' not only describes presumed past activity, but it
includes an implied judgment about future behavior. Therefore, the label may be a kind of self-fulfilling
Mario S. De Pillis, "Letters to the Editor: Happy Birthday To Us," (11:1/4
Spring 1978). A response to Dialogue's 10:2 Autumn 1976 sexuality
Dixie Snow Huefner, "Church and Politics at the Utah IWY Conference," (11:1/64-66, 71, 75 Spring
1978). Includes homosexual references to International Women's Year (IWY) conference, and the
Equal Rights Amendment (ERA).
David Briscoe, "Dialogue Celebrates Mormon Periodicals: Gospel By the Month," (11:1/92 Spring
1978). Brief comment about homosexuality in Church publications.
Elizabeth B. Ricks, "IWY in New York," (11:2/6 Summer 1978). Includes homosexual references to
International Women's Year conference, and the Equal Rights Amendment (ERA).
Susan Taylor Hansen, "Women Under the Law," (12:2/90 Summer 1979). Equal Rights Amendment
(ERA) and homosexuality.
Laurel Thatcher Ulrich, "Out of the Slot," (12:2/128 Summer 1979). Equal Rights Amendment (ERA)
and homosexuality. Review of Marilyn Warenski's Patriarchs and Politics: The Plight of the Mormon
Woman, New York: McGraw-Hill, 1978. 104 pp. $10.95.
"Mormon Medical Ethical Guidelines," Edited by Lester E. Bush, Jr., (12:3/99 Fall 1979). Publication
of James 0. Mason, then Church Commissioner of Health, "Attitudes of The Church of Jesus Christ of
Latter-day Saints Toward Certain Medical Problems," (3 June 1974). Mason explains the Church's view
"Among the Mormons: A Selected Bibliography of Recent Works on Mormons and Mormonism,"
Edited by Stephen W. Stathis, (12:3/136 Fall 1979). Prologue: An Examination of the Mormon Attitude
Towards Homosexuality. Salt Lake City: Prometheus Enterprises, 1978.
James L. Clayton, "The Supreme Court, Polygamy and the Enforcement of Morals in Nineteenth
Century America: An Analysis of Reynolds V. United States," (12:4/47 Winter 1979). Calls for a
greater understanding between morality and law because of "our rapidly changing mores
"Among the Mormons: A Selected Bibliography of Recent Works on Mormons and Mormonism,"
Edited by Stephen W. Stathis, (13:1/112 Spring 1980). "The Heterosexual Solution: A Dilemma for Gay
Mormons." Advocate 235 (22 February 1978): 10-15."
Ruth Stanfield Rees, Maureen Derrick Keeler, and Robert A. Rees, "A Gospel-Centered
Therapy: An Interview With Carlfred Broderick," (13:2/61-62 Summer
1980). Broderick, a therapist, author, professor, and sexologist,
believes "'Homosexuality is selfishness.' Well, a therapist might
have said narcissistic..."
Richard Sherlock, "A Blank Check," (13:3/5 Fall 1980). Equal Rights Amendment (ERA) and
Lester E. Bush, Jr., "Excommunication and Church Courts: A Note From the General Handbook of
Instructions," (14:2/84, 85 Summer 1981).
"Among the Mormons: A Selected Bibliography of Recent Works on Mormons and Mormonism,"
Edited by Stephen W. Stathis, (14:4/229 Winter 1981). White, Edmund. States of Desire: Travels in
Gay America. New York: Dutton, 1980.
Bruce W. Jorgensen, "Maverick Fiction," (16:2/121, 122 Summer 1983). Review of Levi S. Peterson's
The Canyons of Grace, Illinois Short Fiction Series, Urbana: University of Illinois Press, 1982, 135 pp.,
$11.95 hardbound; $4.95 paperbound.
Marybeth Raynes and Erin Parsons, "Single Cursedness: An Overview of LDS Authorities' Statements
About Unmarried People," (16:3/37 Fall 1983).Though not exclusively about homosexuality, it does
have interesting material.
Lavina Fielding Anderson, "Ministering Angels: Single Women in Mormon Society," (16:3/70 Fall
1983). Briefly mentioning that "Mormon culture would have censured and punished homosexual unions
as surely and swiftly as it censured and punished extralegal heterosexual relationships."
Michael R. Collings, "Refracted Visions and Future Worlds: Mormonism and Science Fiction,"
(17:3/112-113 Fall 1984). Briefly comments on Orson Scott Card's Songmaster, New York: Dial,
1980) brief subtle homosexual encounter.
"Among the Mormons: A Selected Bibliography of Recent Works on Mormons and Mormonism,"
Edited by Stephen W. Stathis, (17:3/171 Fall 1984). Fletcher, David. "Gay Mormon Plays Off
Broadway." Sunstone Review 3:18 July/Aug. 1983. "Gay and Lesbian Mormons Gather in San
Francisco." Sunstone Review 8: 7-8 Oct. 1983.
Orson Scott Card, "SF and Religion," (18:2/13 Summer 1985). A response to Collings.
John Bennion, "The Interview," (18:2/167-176 Summer 1985). Fiction.
Raymond M. Beaumont, "A Very Lonely Life," (19:1/23 Spring 1986). A personal experience and a
response to Bennion.
"Anonymous, 'New Friends'," (19:1/133-141 Spring 1986). A personal experience.
Linda Sillitoe, "Mornings," (19:1/157 Spring 1986). Fiction.
Richard S. VanWagoner, "Serah M. Pratt: The Shaping of an Apostate," (19:2/80 Summer 1986. "John
C. Bennett, humiliated, stripped of his Mormon power base, and accused in The Wasp Extra, 17 July
1842, of deviant acts, including 'adultery, fornication, embryo infanticide and buggery,' wrote the Pratts
and Rigdons on 10 January 1843...." Buggery is a British euphemism for homosexuality.
"Brief Notices," (19:4/199 Winter 1986). Carlfred Broderick's One Flesh, One Heart: Putting Celestial
Love into Your Temple Marriage, Salt Lake City, Utah: Deseret Book, 1986, 87 pp., $8.95. Carol Lynn
Pearson's Good-bye, I Love You, New York: Random House, 1986, 227 pp., $15.95."
Ann Bullock, "Loving Not Liberated," (20:1/8-9 Spring 1987). A response to "Anonymous, 'New
Paul-Emile LeBlane, "A Question of Love," (20:1/9-11 Spring 1987). A response to "Anonymous,
"1986 Dialogue Writing Award Winners," (20:2/6 Summer 1987). "First Place $300: R. Jan Stout, 'Sin
and Sexuality: Psychobiology and the Development of Homosexuality'."
Jan Stout, "Sexuality: Psychobiology and the Development of Homosexuality," (20:2/29-41 Summer
Tim B. Heaton, "Four Characteristics of the Mormon Family: Contemporary Research on Chastity,
Conjugality, Children, and Chauvinism," (20:2/111-112 Summer 1987). Though not Gay oriented, there
is some interesting time period information.
Eugene England, "Empathy, Not Confusion," (20:3/6-8 Fall 1987). A response to Stout. For further
thoughts from England on homosexuality see, England, "A Case for Celibacy," in Schow, Schow, &
Raynes, Peculiar People: Mormons and Same-Sex Orientation, (Salt Lake City: Signature Books 1991)
Kirtus J. Kearl, "When They Are Learned," (20:4/ 4-5 Winter 1987). A response to Stout.
Jan Stout, "Stout Responds," (20:4/5-6 Winter 1987).
W. L. Williamson, "In Response to 'Obedience the Ambiguous Gift'," (20:4/16 Winter 1987). "Some
are no longer with us because of such issues as...homosexuality,...etc."
B. W. Jorgensen, "Groping the Mormon Eros," (20:4/135 Winter 1987). The idea that "child sexual
abuse, incest, levels of marital distress leading to adultery and sometimes to homosexuality...."
Eugene England, "On Fidelity, Polygamy, and Celestial Marriage," (20:4/143 Winter 1987). Though not
exclusively about homosexuality, it does have interesting material.
Adam Shayne, "Not Faceless," (21:1/5-6 Spring 1988). A response to Stout.
Wilford E. Smith, "Reaction to Reductionists," (21:1/6-7 Spring 1988). A response to Stout.
Joseph H. Jeppson, "The Stout-England Debate," (21:1/7-8 Spring 1988).
Michele M. Tincher, "Still Relevant," (21:1/9 Spring 1988). A plea for Dialogue to update and reprint
articles on sexuality including homosexuality.
Gary James Bergera, "What You Leave Behind: Six Years at the MTC," (21:1/51 Spring 1988). How
MTC Branch Presidents were to treat sin and repentance in the early 1980s: "'There is no repentance
without suffering,' the branch presidents were instructed in their Branch President's Handbook. 'You do
your greatest service when you require the sinner to suffer.'"
Carolyn W. Pernaa, "Time for Compassionate Reasoning," (21:2/6 Summer 1988). A response to Stout.
Joseph H. Jeppson, "Straight to Heaven?" (21:2/7-8 Summer 1988). A response to Jeppson's previous
R. Forest Allred, "The Cruelest of Paradoxes," (21:4\5-6 Winter 1988). A response
to Stout& England. Also comments about Broderick's One Flesh,
One Heart, Salt Lake City: Deseret Book, 1986 .
Levi S. Peterson, "Juanita Brooks, My Subject, My Sister," (22:1/23 Winter 1988). Comments about
the book The Canyons of Grace (1982).
Armand L. Mauss, "Assimilation and Ambivalence: The Mormon Reaction to Americanization,"
(22:1/39-41, 60 Summer 1989). Though not exclusively about homosexuality gay oriented, it is good
general time period information.
Karen Coates, "The Holy War Surrounding Evan Mecham," (22:3/68-70, 75 Fall 1989). Though not
exclusively about homosexuality, then Gov. Mecham's comments on homosexuality and its affect on the
"Coming to Terms With Mormon History: An Interview With Leonard Arrington," (22:4/51 Winter
1989). As a historian, how Arrington would handle the knowledge of a person being homosexual.
Delmont Oswald and Lawrence Young , "A Lone Man in the Garden, 'Arise From the Dust and Be
Men:' Responses to President Benson's Address to Single Men," (23:1/143 Spring 1990). Though not
exclusively about homosexuality, it does have interesting material.
R. A. Christmas, "Three Generations of Mormon Poetry," (23:1/166 Summer 1990). Review of
Timothy Liu's A Zipper of Haze, 32 pp.
Martha S. Bradley, "The Women of Fundamentalism: Short Creek, 1953," (23:2/21 Summer 1990). A
glimpse of how Fundamentalist Mormons view homosexuality.
Amy L. Bentley, "Comforting the Motherless Children: The Alice Louise Reynolds Women's Forum,"
(23:3/50-51 Fall 1990). Letter to Pres. Kimball observing that, among other things, feminism constantly
being linked to "homosexual marriages" by Church leaders and the response.
"Choking in the Dust," (23:4/5-6 Winter 1989). A personal experience and a response to Oswald and
Dennis Prager, "How Can a Religious Person Tolerate Other Religions?" (24:2/12-13 Summer 1991).
Includes tolerating homosexuals.
Ken Driggs, "Twentieth-Century Polygamy and Fundamentalist Mormons and Southern Utah," (24:4/51
Winter 1991). A glimpse of how Fundamentalist Mormons view homosexuality.
Robert A. Rees, "Bearing Our Crosses Gracefully: Sex and the Single Mormon,"
(24:4/110 Winter 1991). Though not exclusively about homosexuality,
it is interesting article by a former Bishop of the Los Angeles [singles]
Angela B. Haight, "Fatherless Child," (24:4/125 Winter 1991). The homosexual couple wanting to have
children is like an unmarried woman wanting the same thing.
Romel W. Mackelprang, "'And They Shall Become One Flesh:' Sexuality and Contemporary
Mormonism," (25:1/50-60, 64 Spring 1992). Though not exclusively about homosexuality, it is good
Steven J. Sainsbury, "AIDS: The Twentieth Century Leprosy," (25:3/68-77 Fall 1992).
Lavina Fielding Anderson, "The LDS Intellectual Community and Church Leadership: A Contemporary
Chronology," (26:1/15-16 Spring 1993). List by Elder Hartman Rector Jr. of sins of the last days which
included homosexuality being toned down by the First Presidency in the published version of his October
1981 General Conference talk.
Sterling M. McMurrin, "Toward Intellectual Anarchy," (26:2/216 Summer 1993). Review of the
Encyclopedia of Mormonism: The History, Scripture, Doctrine, and Procedure of the Church of Jesus
Christ of latter-day Saints. 4 vols. Daniel H. Ludlow, editor in chief. New York: Macmillan Publishing
Company, 1992. 1,848 pp., index, maps, illustrations, appendices, and glossary. McMurrin deals with
the "entry on homosexuality by Victor L. Brown, Jr."
T. .J. O'Brien, "Understanding the Homosexual Condition," (26:3/119-140 Fall 1993).
Lavina Fielding Anderson, "Freedom of Conscience: A Personal Statement," (26:4/201 Winter 1993). A
brief comment that: "Homosexuals have long been the most stigmatized group of Mormons."
Brent Pace, "Jesus is Coming," (27:1/x Spring 1994). Poem.
Roger D. Launius, "The 'New Social History' and the 'New Mormon History': Reflections on Recent
Trends," (27:1.126 Spring 1994). A brief question of what imposed male rules by General Authorities
has influenced the Church's attitude on homosexuality in the 20th Century.
Carolyn Pernaa, "Gifts to Offer," (27:2/vii-ix Spring 1994). A response to O'Brien.
Erin R. Silva, "Matricidal Patriarchy: Some Thoughts Toward Understanding the Devaluation of Women
in the Church," (27:2/142 Summer 1994). Briefly mentions homosexuals as scapegoats.
Brent Pace, "Marcus," (27:2/247 Summer 1994). Poem.
Gary M. Watts, "The Burden of Proof: [Review of] Peculiar People: Mormons and Same Sex
Orientation..., [and the] AMCAP Journal, volume 19 [Republished in 1995 as Understanding
Homosexuality]," (27:3/307-313 Fall 1994).
"Forthcoming in Dialogue: A Journal of Mormon Thought Winter 1994, "'No Respecter of Persons': A
Mormon Ethics of Diversity," by Eugene England," (27:3/320 Fall 1994).
Eugene England, "'No Respecter of Persons': A Mormon Ethics of Diversity," (27:4/92-93 Winter
1994). Besides commenting on the homophobia at Brigham Young University, England comments that
must Mormons "do not make any separation between same-sex preference and homosexual acts...."
David Pace, "Mormon Angels in America," (27:4/191-197 Winter 1994). Review of the play Angels in
Brent D. Corcoran, "'My Father's Business': Thomas Taylor and Mormon Frontier Economic
Enterprise," (28:1/129 Spring 1995). The question of Thomas Taylor's homosexuality is addressed.
Marybeth Raynes, "Can You Change?," (28:1/167-170 Spring 1995). Review of Erin Eldridge's: Born
That Way? A True Story of Overcoming Same-Sex Attraction with Insights for Friends, Families, and
Leaders, Salt Lake City: Deseret Book Co., 1994.
P. Scott Richards, "'The Burden of Proof' Revisited," (28:3/iv-vii Fall 1995). A response to Watts.
Gary M. Watts, "A Reply," (28:3/vii-ix Fall 1995). A response to Richards.
"Forthcoming in Dialogue: A Journal of Mormon Thought Winter 1995, 'Leaders and Members:
Messages From the General Handbook of Instructions,' by Lavina Fielding Anderson," (28:3/ Fall
Mark Chamberlain, "Seek Understanding," (28:4/iv Winter 1995). A response to Watts
Michael Quinn, "Male-Male Intimacy: Among Nineteenth-Century Mormons: A Case Study,"
(28:4/105-128 Winter 1995).
Michael Austin, "The Function of Mormon Literary Criticism at the Present Time," (28:4/136 Winter
1995). "As long as we can deflect the occasional inquiry about...the status of...homosexuals in our
church, we can go about our scholarly business without ever having to admit...that we really are pretty
Lavina Fielding Anderson, "Leaders and Members: Messages From the General Handbook of
Instructions," (28:4/155 Winter 1995). Includes material on homosexuality.
"Forthcoming in Dialogue: A Journal of Mormon Thought Spring 1996, 'Science and Mormonism: Past,
Present, Future,' by David H. Bailey," (28:4/ Winter 1995).
David H. Bailey, "Science and Mormonism: Past, Present, Future," (29:1/85, 88 Spring 1996). Though
not exclusively about homosexuality, it does have interesting material.
Walter E. A. van Beek, "Ethnization and Accommodation: Dutch Mormons in Twenty-First-Century
Europe," (29:1/123, 127 Spring 1996). Though not strictly about homosexuality, there is a lot of good
Tom Mathews, "Hope for Reconciliation," (29:2/ix Summer 1996). A response to Raynes.
Michael Fillerup, " The Seduction of H. Lyman Winger," (29:2/155-175 Summer 1996). Fiction.
"Forthcoming in Dialogue: A Journal of Mormon Thought Fall 1996, "'I Do Remember How It Smelled
Heavenly' Mormon Aspects of May Swenson's Poetry"by Susan Elizabeth Howe," (29:2/ Summer
Susan Elizabeth Howe, "'I Do Remember How It Smelled Heavenly' Mormon Aspects of May
Swenson's Poetry," (29:3/148-149 Fall 1996). Deals with her homophobia and homosexuality..
George L. Mitton, "Evan Stephens and D. Michael Quinn," (29:4/v-ix Winter 1996). A response to
Bryan Waterman, "'Awaiting Translation': Timothy Liu, Identity Politics and the Question of Religious
Authenticity," (30:1/159-176 Spring 1997). Though not exclusively about homosexuality, it does have
interesting material about Liu and his poetry.
Laurence F. Hoins, "Was He or Wasn't He?," (30:3/iv-v Fall 1997). A response to Quinn and Mitton.
"Forthcoming in Dialogue: A Journal of Mormon Thought Winter 1997," "Seeing the Stranger as
Enemy: Coming Out by Edwin B. Firmage," (30:3/ Fall 1997)
Edwin B. Firmage, "Seeing the Stranger as Enemy: Coming Out," (30:4/27-41 Winter 1997).
Al Case, "Learning From Our Polygamous Past," (31:1/v-vi Spring 1998).
David G. Pace, "After the (Second) Fall: A Personal Journey Toward Ethnic Mormonism," (31:1/88-90
Ross C. Anderson, "'But they Didn't Win': Politics and Integrity," (31:1/97-105 Spring 1998). This is
about Anderson's 1996 failed attempt running against Merrill Cook in Salt Lake City's 2nd District and
the Gay issues in the campaign. Cook gives a response following Anderson's article.
"Forthcoming in Dialogue: A Journal of Mormon Thought Fall 1998," "The Logical Next Step:
Affirming Same-Sex Relationships," by Gary M. Watts, (31:2/ Summer 1998).
Gary M. Watts, "The Logical Next Step: Affirming Same-Sex Relationships," (31:3/49-57 Fall 1998).
Eric G. Swedin, "'Of One Flesh:' A Historical Overview of Latter-day Saint Sexuality and Psychology,"
(31:4/13-26 Winter 1998). The section titled "Homosexuality" gives a history of the Church and
homosexuality during the 1970s and 1980s. There are some inaccuracies and the 1990s are barely
superficially dealt with.
Brent Pace, "Drama Queen," 31:4/163-164 Winter 1998). Poem.
Brent Pace, "My Father Comes to Me," (31:4/207-209 Winter 1998). Poem.
Daniel A. Stout, Joseph A. Saubhar, and Gayle Newbold, "Through A Glass Darkly: Mormons
Perceived as Critics" Reviews of Tony Kushner's Angels in America, (32:2/133-157 Summer
Tim R. Heaton, "Social Forces that Imperil the Family," (32:2/19-41 Winter 1999)
Sunstone: Mormon Experience, Scholarship, Issues, and Art
Author, Title, Volume, Issue, Page, Date
Lavina Fielding Anderson & Jeffery O. Johnson, "Endangered Species:
The Single Men in the Church," (2:2/4 Summer 1977). Though not exclusively
about homosexuals, an interesting article.
Bruce Steed, "Hallow Homes," (2:2/7, 48 Summer 1977). Attempt to answer what causes "often
talented, sensitive, kind, and loving men to reject the natural sex role." At the end to the article
Sunstone mentioned that this represented one view and "Sunstone is preparing a series of articles on
Linda Sillitoe, "A Foot in Both Camps: An Interview with Jan Taylor," (3:2/14
January/February 1978). Discusses homosexuality as the "ultimate sexist
"Mormon Media Image," (3:2/7 January/February 1978). Report of the
International Women's Year (IWY) conference in Houston, TX.
Scott Kenney, "One Fold," "Gay Ordinations?" (3:3/28 March/April 1978). A United Presbyterian task
force's report favoring ordination of homosexuals.
Grace Callan, "Informed, Against ERA," (3:4/3 May/June 1978). A response to Silitoe.
"McCall's Religion Survey," (3:4/6 May/June 1978). May 1978 issue of McCall's reports in a survey
indicated that 62% of women felt homosexuality was "sinful, unethical or immoral."
"Anti-Gay Leader," (3:4/7 May/June 1978). Report about the Citizens Committee Against Gay Pride
chairperson and Mormon Richard Harrington's attempt to stop the Pride celebration in San Jose, CA.
Scott Kenney, "One Fold," "Presbyterians on Homosexuality," (3:5/5 July/August 1978).
Kevin G. Barnhurst, "Mormonage," "Other Matters," (4:3:7-8 March/April 1979). A 28 March Daily
Universe article reporting John David Deumann a BYU Security officer becoming a security
"undercover homosexual," receiving college credit for it, and the entrapment issue that surrounded the
officer. The homosexual "witch hunts" in Utah Valley mentioned.
Kevin G. Barnhurst, "Mormonage," "Women's Rights," (4:4:7 May/June 1979). According to a Utah
Holiday article, David Briscoe's impressions, "the 'homosexual issue' is a major factor in President
Kimball's opposition to" to the Equal Rights Amendment (ERA)..
G. David Dilts, "On Human Rights," (4:5-6/2 December 1979). A response to Kevin Barnhurst [4:3/7-8 March/April 1979) wherein Dilts is aware of the Church's "programs" to help homosexuals and other.
Hence he feels that Barnhurst "is way out of line in implying the Mormons are being left in the dust when
it comes to helping these minorities."
"Groups Protest Power of BYU Police," (4:5-6/74 December 1979). Among other things, deals with
the issue of whether or not BYU Security harass homosexuals in Provo and Salt Lake City.
Scott Kenney, "Personal And Social Morality In A Religious Context: Reinhold Niebuhr and the
Mormon Experience," (5:2/19, 20, 22 March/April 1980). The Church claims to have the answer for
homosexuality, one of it social problems and embarrassments.
Scott Kenney, "One Fold," "Unitarians Promote Gays," (5:5/57 September/October 1980).
"Mormon Media Image," (6:3/9 May-June 1981). Reports on D. L. Kent's "Joseph's Myth: A Fact
Sheet on the Mormon Church," American Atheist, April, 1981. Kent "objects to Mormon treatment of
Marybeth Raynes, "Avenues and Roadblocks," (7:1/6 January/February
1982). How the Church discourage and blocks ALL homosexual relationships.
Harold T. Christensen, "The Persistency Of Chastity: A Built-in Resistance Within Mormon Culture to
Secular Trends," (7:2/14 March/April 1982). "Spencer W. Kimball...sermons and published articles that
touch upon such subjects as...homosexuality seem to be appearing more and more frequently and coming
in stronger and stronger."
Marvin and Ann Rytting, "Exhortations for Chastity: A content Analysis of Church Literature," (7:2/16-21 March-April 1982). Homosexuality, and other aspects of "chastity," as seen in the Mormon moral
Kenneth L. Woodward, "The Use and Abuse of Religion," (7:2/50-51 March-April 1982). Mentions a
1981 discussion regarding homosexuals that Jerry Falwell had with then-President Jimmy Carter. "The
conversation never took place."
Jay Bybee, "Judge Callister and the ERA," (7:2/59 March-April 1982). Supposed link between Equal
Rights Amendment (ERA) and homosexuality.
Levi S. Peterson, "The Civilizing Of Mormondom," (7:3/12 May /June1982). Among other things,
Peterson feels that, "For many Mormons, the sexual revolution [of the 1960s and 1970s] has been a
large scale renewal of Sodom and Gomorrah; throughout the world they see a multiplication
A. Dick Dalton, "Guilty on All Counts," (7:6/3 November 1982). A response to L. Jackson Newell's
"Enlarging the Mormon View of Christian Ethics," (7:2/29-32 March 1982), wherein Dalton comments
that "perhaps it is the homosexuals who are mistreated by the Saints."
Dian Saderup, "Out There," (8:1-2/18-26 January-April 1983). First place winner of the 1983 D. K
Brown Memorial Fiction Contest. There is a gay character.
Marvin Rytting, "I Am Not a Good Egg," (8:1-2/74-75, 78 January-April 1983). Personal experience of
a heterosexual with gay friends and acquaintances and Rytting's observations.
Lester E. Bush, Jr., "Excommunication: Church Courts in Mormon History," (8:4:24, 26 July-August
1983). Discusses among other issues homosexuality as an offence worth of excommunication in the New
Testament and modern LDS Church.
"A Closet Doubter," (8:4/3 July-August 1983). A response to Burton, "The Phenomenon of the Closet
Doubter," (7:5/34-38 September-October 1982). The letter writer discusses LDS homosexuals as
"Thanks," (8:5/3 September-October 1983). A response to Rytting.
Karen Everett, "More Dialogue Needed," (8:5/3, 44 September-October 1983). A personal experience,
a plea, and a response to Rytting.
Margaret P. Battin, "Telling Confessions: Confidentiality in the Practice of Religion," (8:6/26, 30
November-December 1983). Though not exclusively about homosexuality, there is some good
John Ashton, "Looking In," (10:1/62 January 1985). Review of Robert Gottlieb And Peter Wiley's
American Saints the Rise of Mormon Power, Putnam's Sons, 1984. $16.95, 278 pp.
"Gay Articles Provoke Differing Reactions," (10:3/54 March 1985). The 1982 unaired KBYU special
on homosexuality at BYU, and the two-part series on homosexuality published the same year by the
Seventh East Press, BYU's first independent newspaper, a latter three-part discussion of homosexuality
in U. of Us.The Daily Utah Chronicle, and the LDS Church stand on gays discussed.
Mark S. Lee, "Legislating Morality: Reynolds vs. United States. Legalizing polygamy would signal a
deterioration of traditional values," (10:4/11-12 April 1985).
"'Getting Out' of The LDS Church," (10:4/52 April 1985). Can be excommunicated from the Church for
"New Offshoot of LDS Church Springs Up," (10:10/43-44 April 1986). News about the history and
beliefs of The Restoration Church of Jesus Christ. Mentions that some in Affirmation is "opposed" to
the Restoration Church and that the Church cannot proselyte at Affirmation meetings.
Jeffrey E. Keller, "Question: Is Sexual Gender Eternal?" (10:11/38-40 July 1986).
"Record Turnout at Symposium Eight," (10:12/40-41 October 1986). The eighth annual Sunstone
symposium included topics on the "place of homosexuals in the contemporary Church" During one of
the two sessions on this topic Dr. Robert Card, who had worked with many gay Mormons in an attempt
to change their orientation, gave an blunt account of his experience. "I can't say that I've met with much
Edward L. Kimball, "The Administration of Spencer W. Kimball," (11:2:9 March 1987). The 1975 First
Presidency message about homosexuality "produced little response."
Craig Witham, "Love Daddy Love," (11:2:20 March 1987). Second Place Winner in the D.K. Brown
Fiction Contest. The fictional character Mark, " believed that most...homosexuality in boys reflected
their search for the love from a man to make up for the love they never felt from their fathers."
"Sunstone Builds Up Regional Conferences," (11:3/42 May 1987). Mentions a panel discussion on
"LDS Gays Gather to Zion," (11:5/44-45 September 1987). Report of the tenth annual "Gay Mormon
Reunion," 25-27 September 1987, at Salt Lake City, UT, sponsored by Affirmation.
Jonathan D. Thomas, "LDS Counselors Discuss Homosexuality," (11:6/43-44 November 1987). On
Proceedings of the Association of Mormon Counselors and Psychotherapists (AMCAP) conference, 1-2
Hugh Nibley, "Last Call," (12:1/18 January 1988). Nibley feels that Alma 30:18 is a "a plain but discreet
way of hinting at rampant homosexuality."
"Single Adult Wards Stretch Church Policy," (12:1/42 January 1988). The plight of gay Mormons and
the San Francisco single adult ward reaching out to them mentioned.
Terence L. Day, "A Parent's Guide: Sex Education Or Erotophobia?" (12:2/8-14 March 1988). A
Review of the Church's Latest Guidelines on Sex. Though this review and the guide only generally
alludes to homosexuality, this is an important work about how the Church views sexuality. The closest
illusions to homosexuality is a brief discussion of "sexual maladjustment." Also mentioned is "lawful
relationships" which suggests unlawful ones.
Eduardo Pagán, 'Razing Arizona: The Clash in the Church Over Evan Mecham," (12:2/16, 18 March
1988). Though not specifically about homosexuality, then Gov. Mecham's comments on homosexuality
and how homosexuality was involved in the recall efforts.
Ronald C. Kershaw, "AIDS, Leprosy, and Disease: The Christian Response," (12:3/6-7 May 1988).
Lynn Conley, "A Wife's Story," (12:5./4 September 1988). A personal experience and a response to
Judy Yoshiko Shim, "A Poor Wayfaring Man With AIDS," (12:5/5 September 1988). A personal
experience and a response to Kershaw.
Phillippe Lussie, "Call for Papers," (12:5/5 September 1988). Lussie is "compiling a collection of
personal essays celebrating the complexities of homosexuality among Mormons."
Eugene England, "Eugene England Responds," (12:6:4 November 1988). A response to Snow and
Russell's "Why Committed Republicans Won't Switch," (12:6/2 November 1988). "The Democratic
party is identified not as a different but respected part of our system..., but as an evil and licentious
group of caterers to special interests, especially homosexuals, ready to hand over our nation to the evil
David Timmins, "Growing Pains In Mexico," (12:6/45 November 1988). "Few...bishops...possess the
background or training of traditional clergy for dealing with...homosexual counseling....."
Raymond Takashi Swenson, "The Integrity of Excommunication," (13:1:5 January 1888). A response
to Mallamo's "Sonia Johnson and My Journey with Dissent," (12:5/8-9September 1988). Though
defending Johnson's excommunication he attacks the "homosexual community...[and its]...schizophrenic
Don Harryman, "Homosexuality and Excommunication," (13:3/3-4 January 1989). A personal
experience and a response to Raymond Takashi Swenson.
W. Randy Haynes, "Gays and the Gospel," (13:3/4 January 1989). A response to Swenson and Nibley,
discussing such things as "same gender couplings" homosexual "addiction" and other stereotypes.
Allen D. Roberts, "Selling the LDS Sacred: A Visit to the LDS Booksellers Convention," (13:5/38
October 1989). "On the whole, Mormon social statistics follow the national patterns, even in such areas
as...homosexuality..., and a host of other categories in which Mormons, by virtue of their religious
beliefs, could be expected to differ significantly."
"LDS Therapists Apply Mormon Values to Profession," (13:5/49 October 1989). "Elder John Carmack,
a member of the Seventy, was presented AMCAP's Distinguished Service to Humanity Award for his
work with homosexual individuals...."
H. Wayne Show, "Homosexuality, Mormon Doctrine, and Christianity a Father's Perspective," (14:1/9-12 February 1990). A personal experience of parents of a gay son.
Stan Roberts, "Pastoring the Farside Making a Place for Believing Homosexuals: A conversation with
Stan Roberts former Bishop of the San Francisco Single Ward," (14:1/13-19 February 1990).
Orson Scott Card, "The Hypocrites of Homosexuality," [14:1/44-45 February 1990). A fuller version
of this article appears in Card's A Storyteller in Zion.
Grondahl, cartoon about "Homosexual Therapy," (14:2/3 April 1990).
Arnold V. Loveridge, "Inclining to Caring Acts," (14:3/2 January 1990). A response to Card.
Val Holly, "Sexual Driving Permits," (14:3/2 January 1990). A response to Roberts, Schow, and Card.
Alan David Lach, "On What Authority?" (14:3/2-3 January 1990). A personal experience and a a
response to Card.
Mary Beaudet, "Homophobic Rameumptoms," (14:3/3-4 January 1990). Response to Card.
Jim Peron, "Censoring Card," (14:3/4-5 January 1990). A response to Card.
"Letting Free Agency Work," (14:3/5 January 1990). A personal experience of parents of a gay son, a
poem "Change in Autumn," and a response to Roberts, Schow, and Card.
Chris Allen, "Conference on Changing Gay Orientation Stirs Controversy," (14:3/61-62 January 1990).
Evergreen Foundation Conference, also a report in Omni about homosexuality as biological destiny.
Gail Pratt Wasden, "All in Favor," (14:4/4 August 1990). A response to Kenney's "God's Alternative
Voices," (14:2/11-15 January 1990) wherein Wasden suggests Kenney would have us swap out
priesthood for "sanction of homosexual marriages."
Neil Chandler, "Give it a Rest," (14:4/5-6 August 1990). A response to Beaudet.
Bob Lauer, "Sexism and Homosexuality," (14:4/6 August 1990). A response to Card.
Picture of LDS gays in Los Angeles, CA. Gay Pride Day parade, (14:4/6 August 1990).
Mark Simons, "Heavy Burdens," (14:4/6 August 1990). A response to Card.
Leo W. Goats, "Too Much Talent to Lose," (14:4/6-7 August 1990). A response to Roberts.
Gigi Doty, "Reading Between the Lines," (14:4.7 August 1990). A response to Schow.
Keith E. Norman, "A Kinder, Gentler Mormonism Moving Beyond the Violence of Our Past," (14:4/13
August 1990). Temple covenants have "been modified to specifically rule out homosexual acts."
Alan Seegmiller, "Transcending Homosexuality," (14:5/4 October 1990). A response to Card.,
Loveridge, and Allen.
Robyn Openshaw, "Feminist Calisthenics," (14:5/7 October 1990). A response to Elliot's "Unto the
Least of these -- Another Gender Gap," (14:2/49-51 April 1990) wherein Openshaw feels that "In this
century, rank-and-file LDS women are dealing with innumerable cases in their own families and
communities with...homosexuality and its medical consequences...."
David Knowlton, "If ye are Not One . . ..Contradictions of Orthodoxy," (14:5/49 October 1990).
Importance of love and community. "Ultra-fundamentalist itinerant preachers visit the University of
Texas and shout homophobic taunts at students to get their attention.
Samuel W. Taylor, "A Human Zoo," (14:6/6 December 1990). A response to articles in 14:2 and 14:3
wherein Taylor doesn't believe homosexuality is genetic based.
Joseph B. Romney, "Heterodoxy," (14:6/6 December 1990). A response to Alan David Lach.
Linda Sillitoe, "Off the Record: Telling the Rest of the Truth," (14:6/15 December 1990). A man facing
excommunication for amassing "proof" of the homosexuality of a high Church leader and S. W.
Kimball's fear that the Equal Rights Amendment ERA) would lead to homosexuality equal rights.
B. J. Fogg, "From the Campus: Letter From BYU," (15:2/48 June 1991). Comments about Student
Review and BYU dealing with homosexuality.
David Write, "Desires of the Heart," (15:3/10-11 September 1991). A response to Joseph B. Romney.
Tim Behrend, Grit & Insight, (15:4/57 October 1991). Review of John Bennion's Breeding Leah &
Other Stories, Signature Books, 1991, $14.95, 157 pages. Comments about homosexuality themes in
story titled "The Interview."
"Scouts Accommodate Gays, Women, & Atheists," (15:4/63 October 1991). "In response to legal
challenges by a gay rights group and the United Way in California, the Boy Scouts of America created a
youth program called 'Learning for Life' that will allow homosexuals, girls, and atheists to join."
Leonard E. Dalton, "An Idiot Fringe Outlet," (15:5:6 November 1991). A response to Davit White.
"1992 Religious Forecast," (15:6/66 August 1991). The ordination and acceptance of practicing
David Knowlton, "On Mormon Masculinity," (16:2./21 August 1992). Though not exclusively about
homosexuality, it does deal with male-male interaction and intimacy in different cultures
Stephen C. Clark, "'And They All Prayed On' the Churches Speak on AIDS," by J. Jordan Melton.
[16:2/62 August 1992).
Don Calaway, "Goodbye Mark," (16:3/6-7 September 1992). A personal experience and tribute.
Carol Lynn Pearson, "I Don't Want to be a Mormon Anymore!" (16:4/54 March 1993). A personal
Reba L Keele, "Is Religious Community an Oxymoron?" (16:6/16 November 1993). Though not
specifically about homosexuality, there is a lot of good information.
Levi S. Peterson, "Hiking to Timpanogos: How Charity, Affection, and Sex are Killing the Wilderness,"
(16:6/28 November 1993). Among other things, both homosexual and heterosexual love is natural and
normal and the latter "must learn to respect what perhaps they cannot learn to admire."
Philip L. Barlow, "Wanted: Mormon Theologians. No Pay, Great Benefits," (16:6/38 November 1993).
Though not specifically about homosexuality, it has good information.
Armand L. Mass, "Marching Down the Mormon Middle," (16:6/45 November 1993). Though not
specifically about homosexuals, it examines the Church's position on the subject.
"Ecclesiastical Abuse," (16:6/67 November 1993). A personal experience.
"Six Intellectuals Disciplined for Apostasy," (16:6/69 November 1993). The excommunication of the
"September Six" including D. Michael Quinn.
L. Jackson Newell, "Scapegoats and Scarecrows in Our Town: When the Interests of Church and
Community Collide," (16:7/23 December 1993). Though not specifically about homosexuality, there is a
lot of good information especially about how General Authorities view homosexuals as "gender
"A Newsletter of Our Own: A Conversation with Hartmut Weissmann," (16:7:60 December 1993).
Review of the independent European Mormon publication, where Peculiar People.
"Missionaries Expected to Meet Higher Criteria," (16:7:70 December 1993). Though not specifically
about homosexuality, the Church statement covers "several distinctions regarding homosexual acts."
"The Association For Mormon Letters," (15:6/65 December 1991), The 1991 awards includes a special
Recognition Signature Books, as Publisher, and Ron Schow, Wayne Schow, and Marybeth Raynes, as
editors Peculiar People: Mormons and Same-Sex Orientation.
"Paul's Theology of Tolerance: Romans 14:1-23, Revised Edition," (16:8/10 February 1994).
Karl C. Sandberg , "Mormonism And The Puritan Connection: The Trials of Mrs. Anne Hutchinson and
Several Persistent Questions Bearing on Church Governance," (16:8/28 February 1994). Among the
things mentioned, is that the "real spiritual crisis of the Church [is] not in the verbal homosexuals..., but
in the silent departees, who seek within the Church and do not find."
Levi S. Peterson, "The Art of Dissent Among the Mormons," (16:8/33-38 February 1994). Though not
specifically about homosexuality, it discusses Packers three dangers to the Church, the ways the Church
tries to control thoughts and actions of conservative and liberal members, and how to practice dissent.
Cartoon about Packer's three threats to the Church. [17:1/80 September 1994).
Advertisement for "A New Direction," & "Homosexuality and Scriptures From a Latter-day Saint
Perspective," (17:2:76 September 1994).
Advertisement for Affirmation annual Conference in Los Vegas, NV. [17:2/77 September 1994).
Sheldon Greaves, "Cybersaints: Mormon Settlements on the Electronic Frontier," (17:2/21 September
1994)]. Though not exclusively about homosexuality, it does have interesting material.
Sunstone Calendar: "The 1994 Affirmation General Conference," (17:2/85 September 1994).
Bryan Waterman, "A Guide to the Mormon Universe: Mormon Organizations & Periodicals," (17:3/44
December 1994). Though not exclusively about homosexuality, it does have interesting material.
Organizations, Publications, & Networks, Index: "Homosexual," (17:3/45 December 1994).
Organizations: "Affirmation: Gay and Lesbian Mormons," "Evergreen International," "Family
Fellowship," (17:3:46, 48 December 1994).
Publications: Affinity, Reunion, (17:3/56, 62 December 1994).
Electronic Networks: "Gay Mormon List," "Q-Saints," (17:3/64, 65 December 1994).
Recently Released: Born That Way?, (18:1/79 April 1995). The story of an LDS lesbian changing her
"Elder Faust Attacks Abortion, Population Control, Homosexuality," (18:1/85 April 1995).
"Anti-LDS Filmmaker Helps Promote Idaho Anti-Gay Initiative," (18:1/93 April 1995).
Oliver Aldin, "'My God, My God, Why Hast Though Forsaken Me?' Meditations of a Gay Mormon in
the 22nd Psalm," (18:2/44 August 1995). A personal experience.
Recently Released: Multiply and Replenish: Mormon Essays on Sex and Family, (18:2/85 August
1995). Contains Rocky O'Donovan, "'The Abominable and Detestable Crime Against Nature':A Brief
History of Homosexuality and Mormonism, 1840-1980."
"Utah, Church Fights Same-Sex Marriage," (18:2/90 August 1995)
Sunstone Calendar: "Affirmation," (18:2/94 August 1995). Announcement of Affirmation annual
conference in Seattle, WA..
Neil LaBute, "BASH: A Remembrance of Hatred and Longing," (18:3/63-69 December 1995). A young
man goes on a mission after gay bashing.
"Administration May Face Decision on Gay, Celibate, Professor," (18:3/93 December 1995). Tom
Mathews at BYU.
a bishop, "Stay With God: A Response to 'Oliver Aldin,'" (19:2/55 June 1996). A personal experience.
Oliver Aldin, "The Lord Stands Ready to Help When No One Else Can," (19:2/58 June 1996). A
personal experience and a response to "a bishop."
The Word Bazaar: "Affirmation," (19:3/76 September 1996). Announcement of Affirmation conference
in Palm Springs, CA.
The Mormon Universe: "Affirmation Meeting Announced," (19:3/94 September 1996).
Rob Killian, "Out of the Closet," (19:4/7 December 1996). A personal experience and a response to
Aldin and "a bishop."
Anonymous Former Wife, "Get Real," (19:4/8 December 1996). A personal experience and a response
to Aldin and "a bishop."
Jennifer R. Goodfellow, "In the Dark Ages," (19:4/8 December 1996). A personal experience and a
response to Aldin and "a bishop."
Jay Bell, "Room for Both Types," (19:4/8-9 December 1996). A personal experience and a response to
Aldin and "a bishop."
Recently Released: D. Michael Quinn, Same-Sex Dynamics among Nineteenth-Century America: A
Mormon Example, (19:4/66 December 1996).
Speeches & Conferences: "Elder Hafen Warns of the Perils of Divorce, Gay Marriage," (19:4/71
The Mormon Universe: "Gay Mormon Support Group Looking to Expand," (19:4/76 December 1996).
Report on A New Direction.
BY Update: "Gay Professor Leaves University," (19:4/76 December 1996). Tom Mathews leaving
Matthew H. Wood, "Check the Labels," (20:1/5 April 1997). A response to "a bishop."
Kent R. Bean, "Mysterious Ways," (20:1/5-6 April 1997). A response to some responses to "a bishop."
People: "D. Michael Quinn: Same Sex Dynamics Among Nineteenth Century Americans: A Mormon
Example...," (20:1/77 April 1997). Selected by Publisher's Weekly as one of the top five religious
books of 1996.
Carrie A. Miles "Our Modern, Dirty Minds: Same Sex Dynamics Among Nineteenth-Century
Americans: A Mormon Example by D. Michael Quinn," (20:3/61-63 October 1997).
"On the Record." "'Musings of the Main Mormon:' President Gordon B. Hinckley," (20:3/66-67
October 1997). Interview of President Hinckley with the San Francisco Chronicle where he mentions
that there are many "good" homosexuals in the church, but they need to remain uncommitted to a
partner and celebrate.
Gary M. Watts, "Mugged by Reality," (20:4/43-51 December 1997). A personal experience of a parent.
Sean Campbell, "Mugging Good People," (21:1/5-6 March 1998). Response to Watts.
Brian Hales, "Tugged by Reality," (21:1/6-7 March 1998). Response to Watts.
Karen Southwick, "Single in San Francisco: A Memoir," (21:1/53-54 March 1998). The stories of gay
members are told. First: James Kent wearing pumps to the San Francisco Singles Ward to see how
tolerant the ward was. Second: an ex-activist gay member who experienced a "mighty change"and
married a woman "he truly loves." He later moved to Salt Lake City, became a water and alcoholic
leaving his wife and the Church.
The Mormon Universe: "Affirmation to Meet in Portland," (21:1/78 March 1998). Announcement of
the annual Affirmation Conference.
Stephen D. Taylor, "Aberrant Behavior," (21:2/6 June 1998). Response to Watts.
Update: "Washington State LDS Wards Urged to Oppose Same-Sex Marriage," (21:2/76-77 June
Madson U. Sowell, "A Normal Release," (21:4/2 December 1998). Letter to the editor quoting Ezra
Taft Benson's "What Matter of Men Ought We Be" as saying: "He will not commit adultery 'or anything
like unto it' (see D&C 59:6). This means fornication, homosexual behavior, self-abuse [a euphemism for
Cartoon depicting Relief Society quilting project where one sister says now with gay marriage defeated
in Hawaii and Alaska, if she were 35 years-old and single she'd go to one of those two states because
there will be more available single men, (22:1/74 March-April 1999).
Update: "'98 election goes Church's way: Gay Marriage Quashed; More Mormons Than Ever in
Congress," (22:1/74-75 March-April 1999).
Update: Bagley Cartoon about a Mormon prayer which includes stopping gay marriage but not gun
control, (22:2/73 June 1999).
"Mormon Legislators in Arizona Feud over Gay Rights," (22:2/76 June 1999).
Cartoon about Packer's three threats to the Church, Intellectuals, Feminists, and Homosexuals. (22:3-4/38 June 1999; & 17:1/80 September 1994).
Stan Roberts, "Pastoring the Far Side: Making a Place for Believing Homosexuals – A conversation with Stan Roberts former Bishop of the San Francisco Single Ward," (22/3-4: 88-97 June 1999; &14:1/13-19 February 1990).
D. Michael Quinn, "Ever-GR," (Issue 117:6-7 February/May 2000)
"Update: Elder Morrison Addresses Gathering on Sexual Orientation," (Issue 117:73 February/May 2000)
Teresa Watanabe"On the Record: "Just Trying to Good" President Gordon B. Hinckley.". This is an interview May 9, 2000 with the Los Angeles Times (see Watanabe, "Gordon B. Hinckley," Los Angelus Times, May 9, 1999, M-3. ©Los Angelus Times 1999; or URL Internet site: http://www.latimes.com/cgi-bin/slwebcli?DBLIST=lt99&DOCNUM=38700&QDesc=Gordon B. Hinckley as of December 1999; Detroit News, May 10, 1999, or URL INTERNET site http://www.detnews.com/1999/religion/9905/13/05110012.htm as of July 2000. (issue 117:79 February/May 2000)
"News: Proposition 22 Dominates California Ward's Attention, Divides Members," (Issue 119:86-93 April 2001)
Cartoon by Grondahl about a same-sex wedding where the minister says "If there
is any Mormon millionaire who objects to this union, let him write
his check now, or forever hold his peace." A man in the audience is
waving his check book. (119:86 April 2001)
Cartoon by Bagley showing downtown San Francisco. There are numerous same-sex couples who look like two LDS missionaries. The newspaper headline is about the Mormons & gays clash on Proposition 22. One LDS missionary says to the other "Doesn't seeing same-sex couples in public creep you out?" (119:93 April 2001).
Hugo Claiz, "Remembering," (119:3,5 July 2001)
"Group Helps Meet Social Needs For Gay LDS Youth," Announcement of the March
2001 organization of Gay LDS Youth (http://www.glya.com/). This is organized
in Salt Lake City, UT. Its founder is Aaron Cloward, an LDS returned missionary.
(Issue 120:72 November 2001).
The Sunstone Review
Author, Title, Volume, Issue, Page, Date.
"Contraceptives for Teens: Two Views," (2:4/5 April 1982). Susan Roylance feels that those that feel
parents are not doing the job of educating their children about sex adequately are the "same ones that
believe children should be taught more about...homosexuality...."
"The Unchurched Journalist," (2:5/6 May 1982). A survey of American journalists, described in the 17
March 1982 issue of Christian Century, "found that a large majority of journalists said they...'reject the
notion that homosexuality is wrong.'"
"Victor/Victoria," (2:5/16 May 1982). Review of the movie.
"Seventh East Press Going Strong," (2:6/5 June 1982). Mentions the Seventh East Press' article on
homosexuality at BYU.
"People," (2:6/17 June 1982). The Deseret News, reports that "Richard Viguerie, publisher of
Conservative Digest, accused [T. H.] Bell of funneling federal grants to...homosexuals...."
Marvin Rytting, "Intimacy: An LDS Perspective," (2:7/33 July 1982). Review of Victor L. Brown's
Human Intimacy: Illusion and Reality, Parliament Publishers, 1981, 167 pages, $6.95, and how it
grossly misrepresents Bell and Weinberg's book, Homosexualities: A Study of Diversity Among Men and
Women, Simon and Schuster, 1978, 505 pages, $12.95
Bob Gottlieb and Peter Wiley, "Zion in Gomorrah," (2:8/4 August 1982).
The LDS Church's interference in precinct meetings.
"KBYU Cancels Gay Documentary," (2:9/8 September 1982). The third of a a three-part series on
homosexuality in Utah is canceled. It dealt with homosexuality at BYU.
"LDS Homosexuals Featured in National Gay Magazine [The Advocate]," (2:11/8 November 1982).
Affirmation is discussed.
"LDS Psychologists Discuss Gospel Applications," (2:11/14 Nov 82). LDS psychiatrist Carlfred
Broderick tells a story about an LDS homosexual who "believed the rhetoric that God had made him
that way, but also couldn't let go of the Kingdom" and how a priesthood blessing helped him change.
John Sillitoe, "LDS Candidates Make Strong National Showing," (2:12/12 December 1982).
Unsuccessful Michigan gubernatorial candidate Richard Headlee public comments that Equal Rights
Amendment (ERA) supporters were "proponents of lesbian and homosexual marriage."
Rebecca Hall, "BYU Sends Student Newspaper Walking," (3:1/3 March 1983). The banning of The
Seventh East Press, from BYU campus. It's article on homosexuals at BYU is mentioned.
"Denver's Utah Story in Idaho," (3:1/12 March 1983). A claim that an anti-Mormon got his information
from "[p]ornographers, homosexuals and other 'free thinkers,'."
"Fools Licence in Petticoats," (3:4-5/12-14 April-May 1983). Review of the movie Tootsie.
"Historians Meet at Winter Quarters," (3:6/11 June 1983). Meeting of the Mormon History
Association. In the section on women it was noted that, "Working mothers have been accused of being
"Is Right-Wrong Warrior Faltering in the Conservative Cause?" (3:7-8/14 July-August 1983). Senator
reopens hearings on the Equal Rights Amendment (ERA). ERA opening way for homosexuality policy.
"Utah Journalists More Conservative Than Eastern," (3:7-8/16 July-August 1983). "When questioned
whether...whether homosexuality should be regulated by law, Utahns [journalists] were much more
opinionated and outspoken in the negative [than their Eastern counterparts]." Also, the "survey also
found that Mormons [journalists] were the only group to... 'firmly opposed to homosexuality-no other
religious group in the survey was.'"
"Gay Mormon Plays Off Broadway," (3:7-8/18 July-August 1983). Review of Emmitt Foster's,
"Emmitt: A One Mormon Show" an autobiography in one act.
Brad E. Hainsworth, "Gentle in Manner, Strong in Deed," (3:6/19 June 1983). Review of Fred I.
Greenstein's The Hidden Hand Presidency: Eisenhower as Leader, Basic Books, 1982, 248 pages,
$16.95. Apparently, "Eisenhower began by broadening Truman's loyalty requirements: certain personal
qualities such as homosexuality...might endanger national security according to new guidelines."
Ned Williams, "Highbrow America's Celebrated Sequelite Returns," (3:7-8/19 July 1983). Review of
John Updike's Bech Is Back, Knopf, 195 pages, $13.95. The last story "White on White" deals with a
J. Quinn Brisben, "The Importance of Being Earnest," (3:7-8/21 July 1983). Gore Vidal's The Second
American Revolution and Other Essays (1976-1982), Random House, 278 pages, $15.00.
"Short Subjects," (3:7-8/29 July 1983). In an interview appearing in The Reader, a Chicago based
paper, with Dennis Milam, vice-chairman of the Nazi American First Committee, Milam is quoted as
saying: "These far-out types (homosexuals) will not exist under national socialism; they will be in the
closet or in the grave. I've had some contact with the Mormon Church, and they also think this type of
thing must go."
Glenn W. Olsen, "The Gay Middle Ages," (3:4-5/38-39 April 1983). Review of John Boswell's
Christianity, Social Tolerance, and Homosexuality: Gay People in Western Europe from the Beginning
of the Christian Era to the Fourteenth Century, The University of Chicago Press, 1980, 424 pages.
Marvin Rytting, "Bob and Ted and Carol and Alice," (3:4-5/39-41 April 1983). Alan P. Bell, Martins S.
Weinberg, and Sue Kiefer Hammersmith's Reviews of: Sexual Preference: Its Development In Men and
Women, Indiana University Press, 1981, 242 pages, $15.00; Alan P. Bell and Martin S. Weinberg's
Homosexualities: A Study of Diversity Among Men and Women, Simon and Schuster, 1978, 505 pages,
$12.95; and Homosexuality and Ethics, Edward Batchelor, Jr., ed., The Pilgrim Press, 1980, 216 pages,
Delmont R. Oswald, "'The Natural Man is an Enemy to God' vs. 'The Glory of God is Intelligence,'"
(3:4-5/52-53 April 1983]. Review of Junior Great Books Program, its use of the terms "fagot," and
"faggot," and the controversy of whether or not to use it in the Alpine [Utah] School District.
"LDS Psychologists Meet to Discuss Sex and the Gospel," (3:10/7 October 1983). Though not about
homosexuality, it is interesting considering the subject.
"Gay and Lesbian Mormons Gather in San Francisco," (3:10/7-8 October 1983). Report of the
Affirmation conference 7-9 October 1983.
"Censorship at BYU?" (3:10/8 Oct 83). Covers, among other things, the 1982 unaired KBYU special
on homosexuality at BYU mentioned.
"News: Shorts," (4:2/8 February 1984). BYU graduate student Kelly Grant-Horrocks examines the
fear element in Church courts including their "[l]inking deviant behaviors such as murder, homosexuality
Cecilia Warner, "General Conference: Whence and Whither?" (4:4/5 April 1984). "'How frightening!'
Rector's [talk...cited these activities as methods of 'wasting the earth....if when the Lord comes He finds
nothing but birth control, abortion, sterilization, and homosexuals.' This scathing sermon on the evils of
the world was changed to a routine outline on the benefits of keeping a journal."
Case Reports of the Mormon Alliance
Compiled and edited by Lavina Fielding Anderson and Janice Merrill Allred
Author, Title, Volume, Page, Year.
"Criminal Investigations of Mormons Involved in Child Sexual Abuse," (1:83-84 1995). The
Church and the nature of homosexuality as it relates to child sexual abuse.
Tony Collette, "From the One," (3:97-122 1997).
Jeff M. Duming, "Discouragement, Disappointment, Despair," (3:122-147 1997).
Tony West, "Your Church," (3:147-149 1997).
Susan Smith, "Forced Confession," (3:149-154 1997).
Brent Corcoran, "A Abrahamic Sacrifice," (3:154-166 1997).
John D. Wrathall, "Sexual Terrorism," (3:166-182 1997).
Women's Exponent II
Author, Title, Volume, Page, Year.
Judy Dushku, "Editorial: Embracing all our Sisters and Brothers," (20/1/2-3 Fall 1996).
Quotations from 1966-1995 of General Authorities about Homosexuals, (20/1/3,16 Fall 1996)
Emma Lou Thyane, "The Paintings, the Painter, and the Poet," (20/1/4-5 Fall 1996).
Anne C. Snyder, "My Brother is Gay," (20/1/6 Fall 1996).
Name Withheld, "My Husband is Gay," (20/1/7 Fall 1996).
Kimberly Mack, "Out But In," (20/1/8 Fall 1996).
Name Withheld, "Richard," (20/1/9 Fall 1996).
Macine Camball, "A Perfect Six," (20/1/10-11 Fall 1996).
Vaunda L. Goodfellow, "Reflections of a Mother," (20/1/12 Fall 1996).
Jennifer R. Goodfellow, "Reflections of a Daughter," (20/1/13-14 Fall 1996).
Name Withheld, "Aftermath," (20/1/15 Fall 1996).
Name Withheld, "An Open Letter to Q-Saints," (20/1/17 Fall 1996).
"List of Resources [for Homosexual Issues]," (20/1/ 19-20 Fall 1996).
Sharon E. Vasicek, "Letters to the Editor," (21/1/3 Fall 1997).
Timothy Liu, "Death Calls," Spring/Summer 1988, 44.
Timothy Liu, "Fisherman's Wharf," Spring/Summer 1988, 45.
Brent Pace, "Mensonge," Spring/Summer 1988, 18.