Sexual Orientation, Gender Identity, and the LDS Church
Homosexuality and gender dysphoria (i.e. transgender feelings) are sensitive and complex issues that Church members and leaders alike are learning to face with increasing openness and candor. Few issues are proving to be as difficult to understand and as difficult to respond to. We at North Star believe God would have us respond by balancing heartfelt compassion, unfeigned love, emotional sensitivity, and open-mindedness with an uncompromising devotion to eternal principles and to our eternal identities and potential as His sons and daughters.
In a world where the stories of those striving to live gospel standards become lost in the turbulent sea of sexual and gender politics—scientific, social, and religious—and where secular perception is such that if you experience homosexual attraction, the only apparent way to live true to who you are is to pursue lifestyle paths inconsistent with the doctrines and teachings of the Church, we at North Star claim positive and balanced alternatives. For those who experience gender dysphoria, we know that it is possible to live your life in harmony in the gospel as you manage your dysphoria. We support and promote the choice to live in harmony with the gospel of Jesus Christ concerning the eternal nature of gender, sexual expression, marriage, and family.