Dialogue Book Report #4: Recent books on LGBTQ issues and Mormonism

A conversation between three young LGBTQ scholars about recent scholarly books, memoirs, and fiction on Mormonism and LGBTQ issues. Featuring Jaclyn Foster (University of Utah), Conor Hilton (University of Iowa), and Adam McLain (Harvard University). 

Books discussed:

Scholarship: 

Greg Prince. Gay Rights and the Mormon Church 

Taylor G. Petrey. Tabernacles of Clay: Sexuality and Gender in Modern Mormonism 

Brenda R. Weber Latter-day Screens: Gender, Sexuality, and Mediated Mormonism 

 

Memoirs:

Tom Christofferson. That We May Be One: A Gay Mormon’s Perspective on Faith and Family 

Dennis Schleicher. Is He Nuts? Why a Gay Man Would Become a Member of the Church of Jesus Christ

Alex Cooper. Saving Alex 

 

Fiction

Mette Harrison. The Women’s Book of Mormon 

Christina Lauren. Autoboyography

Mellissa Leilani Larson. Little Happy Secrets (in Third Wheel: Peculiar Stories of Mormon Women

Gerald Argetsinger. Latter-Gay Saints: An Anthology of Gay Mormon Fiction

Brian Andersen and James Neish. Stripling Warrior

Reviews of two of these books, Greg Prince’s Gay Rights and the Mormon Church (reviewed by Ben Park) and Brenda Weber’s Latter-day Screens (reviewed by Conor Hilton), will appear in the Summer 2020 issue of Dialogue. Adam McClain’s review of Mette Harrison’s The Women’s Book of Mormon will appear in the Winter 2020 issue.