072: Adam White, Pt. 1 on his youth and BYU and coming out

n part 1 of 2 Adam talks about his youth as a Mormon, and the factors that shaped him, his coming out, and his early experiences at BYU, and finding support through blogging then USGA at BYU.

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4 comments for “072: Adam White, Pt. 1 on his youth and BYU and coming out

  1. Gina
    April 4, 2014 at 2:57 pm

    Thank you, Adam, for sharing your story. I know you’ve been a blessing in so many lives.

    Your love and respect for your father is apparent and admirable. You honor him well. That book, The Miracle of Forgiveness, has been so damaging to people and families, and you mention that is where your father’s perspective about homosexuality comes from because of his respect for the authority of the Church. I hope in time he is able to understand that the book is no longer in alignment with the Church and that the official Church website (mormonsandgays dot org) has taken its place.

    Wishing you well!

    • Ritchie
      May 1, 2014 at 7:06 pm

      It is sad that people have taken what Pres. Kimball said about homosexuality out of context. I believe the Church has been consistent in making a different between the attraction and acting on those feelings.

  2. Jeremy
    April 23, 2014 at 6:05 am

    Thank you for this. I kept nodding my head with recognition. I was sent to an LDS therapist by a bishop for “same gender attraction” as well. The first two or three sessions I was told my orientation was likely a result of the exotic leads to erotic theory, not unlike what drives farm boys towards chickens. I was 19 and had sustained a permanent spinal cord injury less than a year before. I should have been in counseling for that instead. After those initial sessions I was put into a group for guys who were addicted to masturbation. I wasn’t sure how that was supposed to help me, it didn’t of course. This podcast has done so much to help me feel connected to others, like Adam, with similar experiences. I am so grateful.

  3. Debbie
    June 7, 2014 at 1:50 pm

    I love you, Adam…and I am very proud of you.

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