Homosexuality and The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints
The law of chastity of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints (LDS Church) states that any sexual relations outside of opposite-sex marriage are contrary to the will of God, and in principle ...
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Sexuality and The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints
Sexuality has a prominent role within the theology of Mormonism, including that of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints (LDS Church). The church teaches that gender is defined in the premor...
Mixed-orientation marriage
A mixed-orientation marriage is a marriage between partners of differing sexual orientations. The broader term is mixed-orientation relationship and both terms are often shortened to MOM and MOR respe...
California Proposition 8 (2008)
Proposition 8, known informally as Prop 8, was a California ballot proposition and a state constitutional amendment passed in the November 2008 California state elections. The proposition was created...
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The Divine Institution of Marriage
"The Divine Institution of Marriage" is a video production of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints (LDS Church). Produced in 2008, the video was broadcast via satellite to LDS Church meetin...
Protests against Proposition 8 supporters
Protests against Proposition 8 supporters in California took place starting in November 2008. These included prominent protests against the Roman Catholic church and The Church of Jesus Christ of Lat...
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Bruce Bastian
Bruce Wayne Bastian (born March 23, 1948, Twin Falls, Idaho) is an American computer programmer, businessman, philanthropist and social activist. He co-founded the WordPerfect Software Company with ...
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Law of adoption (Mormonism)
The law of adoption was a ritual practiced in Latter Day Saint temples between 1846 and 1894 in which men who held the priesthood were sealed in a father–son relationship to other men who were not par...
John C. Bennett
John Cook Bennett (August 3, 1804 – August 5, 1867) was an American physician and a ranking and influential—but short-lived—leader of the Latter Day Saint movement, who acted as Mayor of Nauvoo, Illin...
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Patrick Califia
Patrick Califia (born 1954, also 'Califia-Rice', formerly known as Pat Califia) is an American writer of non-fiction essays about sexuality and of erotic fiction and poetry. Califia is a bisexual tran...
Joseph Fielding Smith (presiding patriarch)
Joseph Fielding Smith (January 30, 1899 – August 29, 1964) was presiding patriarch and a general authority of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints (LDS Church) from 1942 until 1946.Smith wa...
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North Star (organization)
North Star is an organization for believing LGBT Mormons. Its stated mission is to "provide a place of community for Latter-day Saints who experience homosexual attraction or gender identity incongru...
Perry v. Schwarzenegger
Hollingsworth v. Perry refers to a series of United States federal court cases that legalized same-sex marriage in the State of California. The case began in 2009 under the name Perry v. Schwarzenegge...
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Evan Stephens
Evan Stephens (28 June 1854 – 27 October 1930) was a Latter-day Saint composer and hymn writer. He was also the director of the Mormon Tabernacle Choir for 26 years (1890–1916).
Stephens was born...
Sealing (Latter Day Saints)
Sealing is an ordinance (ritual) performed in Latter Day Saint temples by a person holding the sealing authority. The purpose of this ordinance is to seal familial relationships, making possible the e...
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James O. Mason
James Ostermann Mason (born June 19, 1930) was the United States Assistant Secretary for Health (ASH) from 1989 to 1993 and the Acting Surgeon General of the United States from 1989 to 1990. As the AS...
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May Swenson
Anna Thilda May "May" Swenson (28 May 1913 – 4 December 1989) was an American poet and playwright. She is considered one of the most important and original poets of the 20th century, as often hailed b...
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GALA (Gay and Lesbian Acceptance)
GALA (Gay and Lesbian Acceptance) is a non-profit Missouri corporation that is an association of gay, lesbian, trisexuals, bisexual, and transgender persons and their family and friends that are conne...
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Sexual relationship disorder
Sexual relationship disorder is a disorder where a person has difficulties in forming or maintaining a sexual relationship because of their gender identity or sexual orientation. The World Health Org...
8: The Mormon Proposition
8: The Mormon Proposition is an American documentary that examines The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints (LDS Church) and its support of California Proposition 8, stating that the church ha...
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God Loveth His Children
"God Loveth His Children" is a pamphlet produced by The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints (LDS Church) for members with homosexual attractions. It was approved in April 2007 and was announce...
Martha Beck
Martha Nibley Beck (born November 29, 1962) is an American sociologist, life coach, best-selling author, and speaker who specializes in helping individuals and groups achieve personal and professional...
Gamofites
Gamofites is an organization of Latter-day Saint gay fathers, but is not a religious organization. Because Mormonism contains many "ites" —Nephites, Lamanites, Jaredites, etc.— the group s...
Law of chastity
The law of chastity is a moral code defined by The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints (LDS Church). According to the church, chastity means abstinence from sexual relations before marriage, a...
A. Dean Byrd
Albert Dean Byrd (1948 – 4 April 2012) was a former president of the National Association for Research & Therapy of Homosexuality (NARTH), a research organization that advocates sexual orientation...
Louie B. Felt
Sarah Louise ("Louie") Bouton Felt (May 5, 1850 – February 13, 1928) was the first general president of the children's Primary organization of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints (LDS Chur...
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D. Michael Quinn
Dennis Michael Quinn (born March 26, 1944) is an American historian who has focused on the history of the The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints (LDS Church). He was a professor at Brigham Yo...