Affirmation Leaders on Mormon Mental Health Podcast Discuss Policy Reversal

April 18, 2019

Affirmation President Nathan Kitchen and Senior Vice president Laurie Lee Hall discuss with Mormon Mental Health Podcast host Natasha Helfer Parker the impact of the reversal of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Day Saint’s November 2015 policy on gay families in the church on the LGBTQ Mormon community.

Natasha Helfer Parker also interviewed Alyson & George Deussen, members of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints who lost a son, who identified as gay, to suicide almost three years ago after the exclusion policy had been announced. Alyson recently joined the Affirmation Board of Directors. They discuss, among other things, their response to the policy reversal announced April 4th.

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