Articles/Essays – Volume 44, No. 1

Mormon and Queer at the Crossroads

2011: Alan Michael Richards, “Mormon and Queer at the Crossroads,” Dialogue 44.1 (Spring 2011): 53–84.

In Spring 2011 Alan Michael Williams publishes, “Mormon and Queer at the Crossroads.” This essay explores conflicting messages within LDS teaching on LGBT rights, when it both opposed same-sex marriage and in the wake of Prop 8 also came out in support of other LGBT rights that display both wrath and mercy. It explores a theory of LDS teachings on homosexuality along these lines, as well as the context of shifting norms around sexual identity.