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Here’s some real talk for members of The #ChurchofJesusChrist of Latter-day Saints that you’re not likely to hear from very many people.

The hot button issue of our time (in the Church) is very clearly, issues raised involving people who identify as LGBT.
I know of very few members of the Church who HAVEN’T been deeply and personally affected by the complexities of these issues.

Difficult, life changing decisions have been made by many as members (Straight and LGBT alike) personally navigate their individual situations.
In 1995 the Church issued The Family: A Proclamation to the World which concisely, definitively and specifically speaks to the doctrine of God regarding marriage, gender, sexuality, and family, ALL of which can be backed by scripture and prophetic teachings.
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FACT: Suicide is the number one cause of death of all #Utah youth; this is not the case nationally. More alarming, the teen suicide rate in Utah has doubled since 2011. #LGBT #UTpol #LDS #Mormon #BYU
Another Fact: Teen suicide is lower when there is an #LGBTQ supportive environment. #Utah is notorious for its lack of support for and acceptance of the #LGBT community. #LDS #Mormon #UTpol #BYU
Relatedly, studies show that in areas where homosexuality is tolerated, mental health outcomes for #LGBTQ are the same as non-LGBTQ people. Elevated risk of suicide correlates w/ elevated risk of mental illness that is prevalent among LGBTs living in areas hostile to them.
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