People of Global Majority/BIPOCStories and Resources for the LGBTQIA+ Latter-day Saint Community
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We know that the challenges of being at the intersections of sexual orientation, gender identity and expression, faith, race/ethnicity, and relationship with The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints can have a significant impact on the mental health of lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer, intersex, asexual, and aromantic Latter-day Saints or Mormons, whether they are currently active in or members of the Church.
In its June 3, 2020, article Celebrate Pride by committing to equality, justice, and liberation, Affirmation’s Executive Committee commended the Human Rights Campaign’s open letter condemning racial violence and joined with other LGBTQ+ organizations in saying #BlackLivesMatter and committed themselves to the action those words required. Affirmation is providing these resources as an opportunity to learn more about systematic oppression, the experiences of people of the global majority, and what to do to address racism.
In the spirit of recognizing our interconnectedness and intersectionality, we feel it is important for us to share the stories of LGBTQIA+ current and former Latter-day Saints who are members of the People of Global Majority(PGM)/ Black, Indigenous, People of Color (BIPOC) community.