Donning his earthsuit for the first time on July 14, 1980, Chad began something called life.
Josh’s journey has been a frustrating and painful one, and, though he has chosen to take a step away … Coming out as a lesbian has taught Anna more about letting love in and letting fear go, than any other life experience. Soon after coming out as gay, a Mormon friend asked Andrew, “So when are you leaving the church?
When she became more open about her sexuality, she experienced a wide range of reactions, from a coworker’s support and her family’s love, to friends who walked away. ” But Andrew knows that both his orientation and his testimony are core parts of his identity.
Accepting his sexuality has been a hard journey for Andrew, who always saw himself as a … After years of trying to change on her own, Kathy resorted to reparative therapy to change her attraction towards women. Drew was 17 when his bishop gave him a blessing to cast out -what his bishop believed- were the evil spirits that caused Drew’s attraction to men. Russ believes that on the journey to Zion, there’s a place for all of Heavenly Father’s children.
But the main premise of that therapy–that some sort of abuse or hurt was at the core of her orientation–never fit her own life experiences. At the time, it was devastating, and Drew felt that he lost trust in everyone. After entering a mixed-orientation marriage and having five children, Russ found help in support groups for people in his situation.
When he joined The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, he decided he would ignore the parts of himself that didn’t fit into Mormonism. But he fell in love with the gospel, went to BYU, and served a mission in Brazil.