Search Results: suicide

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My Fallen Sparrow

April 9, 2019 |

I’m drawn to Christ’s pronouncement (Matt 10:29) that not even a sparrow would fall to the ground without our Father knowing it. I grieved for all the fallen among LGBTQ Mormons, with no acknowledgement or expressed concern by the church.

Hombre en el escape de incendio

The November 2015 Policy Opened My Eyes and I Saw My Escape

April 7, 2019 |

I am grateful for everything that has happened. Not because of some revelation, but because of the growth that I had to experience. My eyes were opened up to some truths and I saw my escape route. I have begun really finding myself, thinking freely, and separating dogma from my life.

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My Letter to President Nelson Asking for the Policy to be Dropped

April 6, 2019 |

I want my friend back. She was the most Christlike person I ever knew. She lived Christ’s teaching literally. I want all the LDS LGBTQ youth and young adults we’ve lost to suicide back too.

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I Know He Didn’t Deserve the Sad Life We Gave Him

April 6, 2019 |

The sixty-year war the Mormon Church has waged on the LGBT+ community has cost people their lives. And even those of us who are survivors have suffered tremendously.

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The Reversal of the Exclusion Policy Means Nothing to Me, The Damage is Done

April 6, 2019 |

I am angered, I am hurt, I am concerned for those who have lost love, lost hope, lost connection with family, lost a loved one to suicide. I used to hold the church in the highest of esteem. Now I look today at the church as the Great and Abominable Whore of the world.

You Can Redact the Policy, but You Can’t Undo the Damage

April 6, 2019 |

I’m mad at all the hurt this has caused, only for it to all be undone 4 years later. I really wish the policy wasn’t put in place in the first place.

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Two Degrees off Center: It Can Be Done

March 17, 2019 |

After all, it’s His name that’s on everything from the temples to the stationary, but having personally experienced both Gethsemane and His own crucifixion, He knows all too well that some things here on earth are best learned by sad experience and not just by a revelation to avoid it.

Samantha Allen Real Queer America

Former BYU Student Samatha Allen Shares Stories of LGBTQ Americans in Conservative States

March 6, 2019 |

Samantha Allen toured some of the most conservative states in the US to collect and share the stories of the LGBTQ Americans who live there. She’s now published this collection of stories in her new book.

Affirmation: LGBT Mormons, Families & Friends

Historic Reorganization of the World’s Oldest and Largest Community for LGBTQ Mormons

March 6, 2019 |

Affirmation launches new chapter development initiative to bring face-to-face community to 90% of LGBTQ Mormons in the US and Canada.