BLOGS, PODCASTS & MORE
The following resources reference information pertinent to the intersection of LDS faith/heritage and sexual orientation and/or gender identify. These external references are provided for informational purposes only. ALL: ARIZONA LDS LGBT is not affiliated with any organization referenced herein nor does it necessarily endorse all of its content.
Listen, Learn, and Love was created out of the desire to better understand our LGBTQ+ brothers and sisters. This site provides podcasts, interviews, and multiple resources to tell the stories of LGBTQ people and provide content and resources to better understand one another by listening to each other's stories.
Listen, Learn & Love's Mission Statement states: "We at Listen, Learn, and Love believe in and are fully committed to the success of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day-Saints. We are not proposing or advocating for changes in the church’s policies or doctrines. But we are committed to facilitating meaningful, loving, and productive dialogue with our Heavenly Parents’ LGBTQ+ children. We want to hear and share their stories. While we invite everyone to follow the teachings of our Restored Church, we support the individual decisions of each LGBTQ+ person without judgment. We leave judgment to our Savior and His perfect understanding."
No More Strangers: LGBT Mormon Forum is a blog by and about lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender Mormons, and their family and allies in and around the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints.
I'll Walk With You presents videos created for Latter-day Saint parents and allies to voice their love for their LGBT brothers and sisters, sons and daughters. They want to give a message of comfort and support to other parents who are navigating the difficult conflicts that can arise in families around this issue.
Each video offers a unique perspective, but all of the participants are united in a concern for individuals and families who might be struggling and even suffering because of misunderstandings. The participants are also united in the belief that their LDS religion offers them the tools to resolve these problems in a way that allows for health and growth of each member of the family and preserves the unity and strength of family bonds.
The Out In Zion podcast attempts to deepen and enrich the conversation intersecting membership in The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints and being lesbian, gay, bisexual or transgender.
The podcast features weekly discussions, interviews, and stories exploring current events and perennial topics, from varied perspectives. They approach this conversation with a commitment to two basic guidelines: to be LGBT-affirming and LDS Church-affirming at the same time.
An Examination of the LDS Church’s Position on Homosexuality
Bryce Cook authors this in-depth article that asks important questions about our understanding of LDS doctrine and policy regarding God's will for his LGBT children.
Out of Obscurity is a blog authored by LGBTQ+ Mormons, "loosely defined" and covers a range of topics.
The blog name comes from the Book of Mormon scripture "…Shake off the chains with which ye are bound, and come forth out of obscurity, and arise from the dust." (2 Nephi 1:23)
Blog authored by Ben Schilaty
Ben is a former Arizona resident and was a speaker at the 2016 ALL Conference.
Blog authored by John Gustav-Wrathall
John is a leader in Affirmation: LGBT Mormons, Families and Friends and was a speaker at the 2015 ALL Conference.
A Gay Mormon's Perspective On Faith and Family
Tom Christofferson authors this book published by Deseret Book where he shares his insights and experiences being a gay Mormon as it relates to his faith and family.