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!
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 would 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.