How Hearts Are Changed: Learning to Affirm LGBTQ Journeys

Many Latter-day Saints are filled with fear and uncertainty when they learn that they or their loved ones are LGBTQ. In this session, the presenters will share how they are learning to embrace and affirm themselves and their LGBTQ family and friends. Where they once felt grief, they now feel peace. They are learning to sit with the complexity of LGBTQ acceptance while participating in a church whose core theology is structured around heteronormative ideals and defined gender roles. They have found gratitude in this journey and consider it a blessing.