This is the story of a Mormon who’s gay and ‘out’ but refuses to let go of his Mormon faith—and has even become a Mormon Fundamentalist in the process!
Why would a gay Frenchman in the U.K. want to become a Mormon Fundamentalist?!
There are many stereotypes out there about gay men, about Mormons and about Mormon Fundamentalists. And there are so many people out there who tell me I cannot be gay and Mormon. To be sure, it brings conflict and it is a battle you fight against yourself until you can accept that both your sexual orientation and your spiritual beliefs are innate parts of you. Why should being 100% gay make 100% of who you are?
The overarching theme of this blog is the exploration of the duality experienced by most Mormons with same-sex attraction.
I hope I can dispel some myths, bring some understanding and offer support to those who may be in a similar situation and want to reconcile their sexuality with their deep-rooted spirituality.
So, how did a gay Frenchman become a Mormon Fundamentalist?
Don’t expect a fascinating transition à la Kimmy Schmidt or the promotion of a lifestyle but the depiction of a delicate balancing act. This is my story—with Mormon history (critically revisited) in between.
I promise open honesty.