To whom it may concern, In 2011 a study entitled “Exploration of Experiences of and Resources for Same-sex Attracted Latter-day Saints” was conducted in association with Utah State University. In an effort to keep the public informed about the results…
For those interested, below is the video and PowerPoint presentation from our recent PFlag presentation on our LDS-SSA research. There are potentially important findings here relative to: 1) reparative therapy (sexual orientation change efforts), 2) the dangers of using spirituality…
For those interested, here is a PDF of the PowerPoint presentation that Bill Bradshaw and John Dehlin gave at the 2012 Sunstone Symposium.. Enjoy. https://dl.dropbox.com/u/3563634/LDS-SSAStudy-Sunstone2012.pdf
Version 1 of our newsletter from the “Exploration of Experiences and Psychological Health of Same-sex Attracted Latter-day Saints” is now available. Click here to download the newsletter. Please provide your feedback below, and we look forward to sharing more findings…
We are excited to release some preliminary results to our LDS-SSA survey. You can access them here. Please review, and return here with any thoughts or reactions that you may have. Thanks! John and Team
In this segment, BYU student and returned missionary Kimball Sanders discusses his good memories of the LDS church
In the segment, Kaimi Wenger (professor of law) provides a legal analysis of California’s Proposition 8, and the LDS Church’s involvement in supporting the initiative.
In this episode, Nadine Hansen discusses California’s Proposition 8 (which seeks to prevent gay marriage in California), and her disappointment in the LDS Church’s involvement in supporting the initiative.
In this episode, Clark Pingree discusses California’s Proposition 8 (which seeks to prevent gay marriage in California), and his disappointment in the LDS Church’s involvement in supporting the initiative.
In this concluding segment, Clark talks about his thoughts on a theology compatible with homosexuality, and shares his dream for the LDS Church and homosexuality.
In this segment, Clark discusses the problems with using scripture to support anti-homosexual or anti-gay marriage positions. He also discusses the parallels between the black/priesthood issue and gay marriage within the LDS Church.
In this segment, Clark Pingree addresses the claim that gay marriage undermines traditional marriage, and discusses (in his view) the many virtues of allowing gay marriage.
In this episode, Clark Pingree discusses why LDS Church membership and leadership should care about the plight of the LDS homosexual.
In this episode, Clark Pingree discusses the sadness and even meanness of excommunicating LDS Church members for homosexuality.
In this episode, Clark Pingree discusses his frustration w/ the options that the LDS Church provides to homosexuals, which narrow down to the following: Live a life of solitude, without intimacy Marry a person of the opposite sex and find…
In this episode, Clark Pingree discusses the unkind words and allegations that are often spoken (often unintentionally) in LDS congregations each Sunday about homosexuals and homosexuality.
In this episode, Clark Pingree discusses his attempts to “cure himself” of being gay.
In this episode, LDS Church member Clark Pingree discusses his process of “connecting the dots” regarding his homosexuality, and admitting that he is gay.
In this episode, Clark Pingree discusses his homosexuality, and how it was not a choice for him — and how he has always been gay (since childhood).
In this episode, Clark Pingree discusses his early, positive experiences in the LDS Church.
In this segment, Curtis’ father offers some advice to parents and LDS church leaders on how to prevent suicide and alienation among our children.
In this segment, Curtis’ father tries to find meaning in his son’s suicide, and envisions how Christ would have treated his son (and other homosexuals).
In this segment, Curtis’ father and brother discuss the events of Curtis’ last day, and his suicide.
In this segment, Curtis’ father and brother discuss Curtis’ struggles not fitting the “mold” of Mormonism, and Curtis’ father’s decision to not talk about it with his son.
In this segment, Curtis’ father and brother discuss Curtis’ lifelong struggle with gender issues.
In this segment, Chris, his brother, discusses Curtis’ early years.
In this segment, Bruce, his father, discusses Curtis’ early years.