In a world that is slowly adjusting to the LGBTQ spectrum, we seem to be getting all kinds of people coming forward to talk about their experiences. That in mind, it’s no surprise that TLC is making a series about what it is like living as a gay Mormon. However, they don’t deal with it in the way you might expect.
“Each Mormon believes faith can help him overcome his homosexuality. He just must “live a little differently” than the rest of those within the church. But overcoming this entails a lot of ambiguity, intonation and innuendo. “I like to say I’ve chosen an alternative to an alternative lifestyle,” one man explains, while another rationalizes his lifestyle by saying, “I’m interested in men — I’m just not ‘interested’ in men.””
To read about the LGBTQ-Mormon experience, click here.