Articles/Essays – Volume 26, No. 3
You Are Not Alone: A Plea for Understanding the Homosexual Condition
1993: T.J. O’Brian, “You Are Not Alone: A Plea for Understanding the Homosexual Condition,” Dialogue 26.3 (Fall 1993): 119–140.
In fall 1993, TJ O’Brian wrote, “You are Not Alone: A Please for Understanding the Homosexual Condition.” O’Brian was a gay man and this esay addresses how church members should treat LGBT members. He points to Jan Stout’s article among other influential pieces that were beginning to soften LDS attitudes and change practices in the early 90s. But he also notes several examples of terrible things that LDS members were still saying and doing, not including an imfamous homophobic rant from Orson Scott Card in Sunstone magazine in 1990.