Resources & Information
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.
LGBT Mormon References & Information
Official LDS Church website offering information, counsel, and individual accounts from members of the Church affected by same-sex attraction.
Affirmation: LGBT Mormons, Families and Friends is an international organization whose priorities include the following:
Supports LGBTQ/SSA Mormons and their families, friends and Church leaders in seeking to live healthy and productive lives consistent with their faith or heritage.
Provides a loving, inclusive community for all LGBTQ/SSA people, and those who love them, regardless of how they identify in their sexual orientation, gender identity, or faith.
Encourages spirituality and empower LGBTQ/SSA Mormons to make valuable contributions within and outside of the Church.
Organizes local gatherings and international conferences, provide informational resources, and work for dialogue within the Church.
North Star supports Latter-day Saint individuals and families concerned with sexual orientation or gender identity who seek to live in joy and harmony within their covenants, values, and beliefs as members of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. They seek to foster supportive community, which includes family, friends, and spiritual leaders, as well as fellowship and friendship with others—through online forums and in-person events—who share their life experiences and commitment to the gospel.
In accordance with the Gospel of Jesus Christ, Mormons Building Bridges is a community of members of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints dedicated to conveying love and acceptance to all those who identify as LGBTQI and those who identify as experiencing same-sex attraction or gender dysphoria.
HRC (Human Rights Campaign) worked with an advisory team of Mormon scholars and activists to develop and shape this resource. The guide provides advice and resources to help Mormons in the United States looking to engage more deeply with their faith, even in the face of significant challenges. It offers strategies for the LGBTQ faithful seeking enriching and meaningful lives in the Mormon faith.
HRC's Chad Griffin writes, "Today, LGBTQ people are part of our country’s diverse faith communities. Within the Church of Jesus Christ of Latterday Saints (LDS), many LGBTQ people and our friends, families, and allies seeking to create a safe and welcoming place to practice their religion. There remains much work left to do, but this guide speaks to the real challenges facing those working to live openly and fully, as their true and complete selves."