Homosexuality and the Gospel

Ty Mansfield

Ty Mansfield, "Homosexuality and the Gospel," in A Reason for Faith: Navigating LDS Doctrine & Church History, ed. Laura Harris Hales (Religious Studies Center, Brigham Young University; Salt Lake City: Deseret Book, 2016), 194-220.

Ty Mansfield is a marriage and family therapist currently living in Provo, Utah, with his wife and their three kids. He chronicled his own spiritual journey with same-sex attraction as coauthor of In Quiet Desperation (Salt Lake City: Deseret Book, 2004) and later compiled Voices of Hope: Latter-day Saint Perspectives on Same-Gender Attraction—An Anthology of Gospel Teachings and Personal Essays (Salt Lake City: Deseret Book, 2011). He also codirects the Voices of Hope Project, a website extension of the book, and has been featured in the May/June 2012 issue of LDS Living magazine and on the Church website “Mormons and Gays.” Ty is a cofounder of the nonprofit organization North Star, a faith-affirming support organization for LDS individuals and families addressing issues of sexual or gender identity who desire to live within the framework of the doctrines and teachings of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints.

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