Episode #13 - Becoming an Ally - Jonathan Alder, author of Closeted

1h 27m | Mar 20, 2023

It's no secret that LGTBQ+ individuals have a hard time being members of the LDS church. Statements, talks, policies and doctrines have made many LGTBQ+ people feel isolated and alienated as well as deeply hurt by the church that claims to be in direct communication with Jesus Christ through modern prophets, seers and revelators. It can be difficult for a queer or transgender person to know where they belong.

Jonathan Alder is a gay, ex-member of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints who has authored several books including his fictional series The Hawthorn Saga and a personal memoir; Closeted: My Life as a Gay BYU Student.

In today's episode, Jonny and Mitch discuss how we can all become better allies and be more LGTBQ+ affirming.

Check out Jonny's books, including Closeted here:

You can also find the audiobook version of Closeted on most major audiobook apps, including Spotify and Audible.

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