GayStories and Resources for the LGBTQIA+ Latter-day Saint Community

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The Human Rights Campaign describes being gay as being emotionally, romantically, or sexually attracted to members of the same gender. Men, women, and non-binary people may use this term to describe themselves. According to GLAAD, gay is the adjective used to describe people whose enduring physical, romantic, and/ or emotional attractions are to people of the same sex. For the purposes of this page, we will focus on gay men, reserving a separate page for stories and resources for and about lesbian current or former Latter-day Saints.

Rather than describe themselves as being gay, Latter-day Saint men who are attracted to men might describe themselves as being same-sex attracted.

Resources

Affirmation Community Conversations Group Facebook group for the entire LGBTQIA+ Latter-day Saint community in Affirmation to land, heal, share, and be authentic! Share your story, encourage others, and share events and news helpful to the community.
Affirmation Journeys A group orientated toward LGBTQIA, their families, and allies who are transitioning out of Mormon orthodoxy, as well as former Mormons. We welcome everybody, but the discussions are from the perspective of those who are either Mormons undergoing a faith transition, unorthodox Mormons, non-believing Mormons, or former Mormons.
Mixed Orientation Families in Affirmation A Facebook group for those impacted by Mixed Orientation Marriage in their family life. A safe place for the development of friendships, the processing of difficult realities, the sharing of stories, and ultimately, the support of our families, however they may be configured.
Affirmation Millennials A Facebook group for LGBTQIA+ millennials, born between 1980 and 2000. A safe space that affirms each individual's sexuality, faith, or lack of faith. This is a space for compassionate support and fellowship of all LGBTQIA+ and allied people with a Latter-day Saint background.
Affirmation Pioneers and Alumni A Facebook group orientated toward LGBTQ, their families, and allies who are Mormon as well as former Mormons. We welcome everybody, but the discussions will be from the perspective of those who are Mormon/Former Mormon, LGBTQ, and over 50 years of age.
Grupo Internacional en Español Un grupo de Facebook para los miembros de habla hispana de la comunidad de la Afirmación a nivel internacional.
Mundo Grupo Português Um grupo no Facebook para membros de língua portuguesa da comunidade internacional de Afirmação.
Official Church Website on Same-Sex Attraction The feelings of Church leaders as to how we should treat each other as part of the human family and a place where the people whose lives are impacted by attraction to the same sex can find inspiration to work through difficult challenges while remaining faithful to Church teachings.
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Affirmation Community Conversations Group Facebook group for the entire LGBTQIA+ Latter-day Saint community in Affirmation to land, heal, share, and be authentic! Share your story, encourage others, and share events and news helpful to the community.
Affirmation Journeys A group orientated toward LGBTQIA, their families, and allies who are transitioning out of Mormon orthodoxy, as well as former Mormons. We welcome everybody, but the discussions are from the perspective of those who are either Mormons undergoing a faith transition, unorthodox Mormons, non-believing Mormons, or former Mormons.
Mixed Orientation Families in Affirmation A Facebook group for those impacted by Mixed Orientation Marriage in their family life. A safe place for the development of friendships, the processing of difficult realities, the sharing of stories, and ultimately, the support of our families, however they may be configured.
For the Strength of LGBTQ & SSA Youth A Facebook group to support, comfort, and connect LGBTQ+ youth (and their youth allies) going through similar life experiences, as each increases in self-acceptance and acceptance for others.
Affirmation Millennials A Facebook group for LGBTQIA+ millennials, born between 1980 and 2000. A safe space that affirms each individual's sexuality, faith, or lack of faith. This is a space for compassionate support and fellowship of all LGBTQIA+ and allied people with a Latter-day Saint background.
Affirmation Pioneers and Alumni A Facebook group orientated toward LGBTQ, their families, and allies who are Mormon as well as former Mormons. We welcome everybody, but the discussions will be from the perspective of those who are Mormon/Former Mormon, LGBTQ, and over 50 years of age.
Grupo Internacional en Español Un grupo de Facebook para los miembros de habla hispana de la comunidad de la Afirmación a nivel internacional.
Mundo Grupo Português Um grupo no Facebook para membros de língua portuguesa da comunidade internacional de Afirmação.
Encircle Bringing the family and community together to enable our LGBTQ+ youth to thrive. Locations in Provo, Salt Lake City, and St. George, Utah.
Listen, Learn & Love Former Young Single Adults Bishop Richard Ostler seeks to better understand his LGBTQ+ brothers and sisters, believing that sharing stories of LGBTQ+ current and former Latter-day Saints helps to foster love and understanding.
Love is Spoken Queer Topics are gospel and the voices are LGBTQ+! Join Dustin Larsen, an active gay member of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints, along with Hayden Davis, René Hernandez, and their special guests each week as they discuss a new gospel topic through a queer perspective.
Questions from the Closet Podcast Charlie Bird and Ben Schilaty discuss questions they are commonly asked as gay members of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. Each week they are joined by a guest to talk about a question as it relates to LGBTQ+ topics within the context of faith.
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