In the last week the LDS community has been devastated by the suicides of several LGBT youth. Because of the closeness of many in our community to the grieving families there has been an outpouring of anger, frustration and powerlessness at the waste of these gorgeous lives.
Daniel Parkinson, a Minnesota based psychiatrist who has been involved in a number of a number of important projects that provide support and draw attention to the issues and contexts affecting Mormons LGBT Youth and their families.
Tom Christofferson is Salt Lake City based. He’s gay and having been excommunicated and now returned to the church after a 25 year absence has found a home, Christian doctrines and theology that he finds compelling in Mormonism. He emphasises that making compassion rather than judgment the centre of our faith lives will allow all of us to live lives of generosity, love and inclusion.