Since last summer, a special production team assembled by North Star has been busy producing a dynamic interactive companion to Ty Mansfield’s book, Voices of Hope: Latter-day Saint Perspectives on Same-Gender Attraction—An Anthology of Gospel Teachings and Personal Essays, which, when finished, will include 1,000 video and written essays by individual participants.
The website’s premier next month will comprise of both highlight and full-length video versions of 18 individuals’ stories along with narrative essays from a dozen others. The website release has been eagerly anticipated by a diverse audience since the project was originally announced and, once live, will be able to be reached directly at LDSVoicesofHope.org, which now directs interested parties to the informational portal on North Star’s website.
The following is a highlight version of an interview with Josh & Lolly Weed, a marriage and family therapist in the Seattle, Washington area who last year made a news media splash when he and his wife opened up about their story via a blog post that went viral, resulting in subsequent media coverage including a Nightline feature and an appearance on The Ricki Lake Show (see a Community Profile for additional media with Josh and Lolly):
Voice(s) of Hope — Josh & Lolly Weed (Highlight Version)
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