Conversations are happening now that would have been unimaginable a decade ago, but the sense of urgency is real among gay and lesbian Mormons to have other church members and leaders find love, understanding, and acceptance within church doctrine, policy, and culture.
To those in our LGBTQ community: we see you. You are worthy. You are loved. You know who you are and we validate you!
Wagner Silveira Santos is a convert to the Mormon Church who desired to serve a mission, tried to submit his mission paperwork twice, and both times was denied by local church leaders for having past homosexual relationships. Today, he wants to help others who don’t have the support to live as they really are.
“We can practice what we have been taught, to love, respect, and include all others, including gays, as children of our Heavenly Father”