Version 1 of LDS SSA study newsletter now available

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 from our study in the months and years ahead.

John, Renee,  Bill and Katie


3 comments for “Version 1 of LDS SSA study newsletter now available

  1. Aimee
    January 6, 2012 at 10:21 pm

    Very easy to visually read and full of great information! Thank you.

    I am interested to know if under the category of “Effectiveness of Various Therapeutic Approaches to SSA” you tested for religion of therapist. I was happy to see that under the acceptance question and open and supportive question that there was mostly a positive reporting of effectiveness. That is promising! Hope LDS therapists are representing this finding more often than not.

    Also interesting to see the Feelings Regarding LDS Church and was surprised that anger was the lowest. Sounds like people are more sad than angry.

    Keep ’em coming! This is fantastic information to have as an LDS therapist.

  2. DeAnn Morris
    January 7, 2012 at 1:46 pm

    I participated in this questionnaire.

    Very nice Volume 1 report. Nice done. Looks really good.

    I was surprised by how few women participated in the survey. (I am a woman.) Also you do not share any statistics on the ages of the participants. I suspect I am in the minority all the way around, being a woman and 69 years old.

    Really, really interesting. Thank you.

    I am saddened by seeing that 29% still participate in the Church.

    Also, I am in the excommunicated category but that is misleading. I was excommunicated in the 70s when a person wanting to resign his/her membership could not do that. Rather the Church excommunicated the person. My excommunication is unrelated to my sexual orientation.

  3. Evergreen member
    January 8, 2012 at 12:10 am

    I am glad this issue is being addressed, but I was surprised that Evergreen was conspicuously absent. 3% of the study’s population identified as SSA, whereas 6% had never been baptized. My experience is that most people in Evergreen identify as SSA, not as gay or lesbian. Had that population been as heavily recruited as other populations, I assure you that the statistics would have been different. While some from the Evergreen population did take the survey, many that I talked to were offended at the slant of the questions, and the lack of mentioning of Evergreen. The results of the study reflects more the recruitment techniques than the LDS population with SSA.

    Excluding Evergreen from the list of resources was more than an oversight.

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