North Star Newsroom

How Will You #LightTheWorld?

Last year over 1.7 million people helped #LightTheWorld, including many from North Star International. Again this year as we celebrate the life of Jesus Christ, we honor Him and share His light through daily acts of service. From December 1 through...

How Will You #LightTheWorld?

Last year over 1.7 million people helped #LightTheWorld, including many from North Star International. Again this year as we celebrate the life of Jesus Christ, we honor Him and share His light through daily acts of service. From December 1 through...

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North Star mourns with those in Florida and the entirety of the SSA/LGBT community

Acts of pure hatred, such as the recent shooting, bring much fear and vulnerability into the lives of the SSA/LGBT community. Central to the mission of North Star is our desire to help SSA/LGBT individuals release the shame, guilt, and fear that can be all consuming. We stand firm in our conviction that this fear cannot and will not be allowed to win.

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North Star Announces Leadership Changes

The Board of North Star International has accepted the resignations of Jeff Bennion, Chairman, and Pret Dalhgren, Board Member. Jeff and Pret informed the Board that they reached this conclusion that their continued participation on the Board may be a distraction to...

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Official Statement: The TLC Special and Valuing Our Shared Diversity and Commitment to Jesus Christ

…Marriage is a profoundly personal decision, and in no way should the stories of these men and women be interpreted as the ideal “solution” or “model” for all individuals in our community. As God’s sons and daughters, we have been given the sacred opportunity to commune with Him and receive personal revelation and instruction for our lives. We encourage each member of the community to seek out Heavenly Father’s guidance for your unique situation.

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North Star Announces New Executive Committee

North Star is at an important inflection point in both our history and growth as an organization, and I’m excited to work with Dale, Sarrah, Blaine, and Greg—each a proven leader with a love for the gospel, for the Church, and for our community—to further the North Star mission and vision and to realize some very exciting initiatives and improvements we hope will bless many lives.

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Leading Same-Sex Attraction Ministry Organizations for Latter-day Saints To Unite Under North Star Umbrella

I am very pleased with this strategic move because it means all Latter-day Saints will be able to more easily find resources for those of us who personally experience same-sex attraction, as well as priesthood and auxiliary leaders, parents, family and friends who wish to better provide understanding and support. There are a number of Evergreen resources we are excited about putting to great use as we seek to build a vast arsenal of hope and faith for all our brothers and sisters affected by this issue.

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North Star Announces Its Fourth President

Ty Mansfield is a credible and faithful voice on the issue of same sex attraction and the LDS Church. Having worked with him closely from the beginning of North Star, I can attest to his dedication and vision for this organization. He has worked very hard to provide faithful resources for those affected by this issue, which will only continue to an even greater degree with his acceptance of his appointment as President.

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Press Release: New Website Shares Stories of Faithful Mormons Who Experience Same-Sex Attraction

The project is a dynamic extension of the book by noted author and marriage and family therapist Ty Mansfield, Voices of Hope: Latter-day Saint Perspectives on Same-Gender Attraction (Deseret Book, 2011), which contains an array of inspirational messages from men and women who have personal experience with the issue of same-sex attraction. Based on the book’s continuing success and resulting feedback, it became obvious to Mansfield that there were many more stories to be told, and thus sought a vehicle through which to share them.

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