Research on LGBTQ Mormons Sorted by Year
Since 2010, researchers have published an average of 3 studies a year, with that number steadily increasing each year. The majority of these studies have been conducted by two research teams (Dehlin and Lefevor) but an increasing minority are being done by other researchers. Links are provided to the abstracts of studies. If you would like a copy, feel free to contact us or the researchers. We are happy to send you a copy of the actual studies.
2021 (5 studies)
Bradshaw, W. S., Galliher, R. V., & Dehlin, J. P. (2021). Differences in religious experience between men and women in a sexual minority sample of members of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. Journal of GLBT Family Studies.
Klundt, J. S., Erekson, D. M., Lynn, A. M., & Brown, H. E. (2021). Sexual minorities, mental health, and religiosity at a religiously conservative university. Personality and Individual Differences, 171.
Lefevor, G. T., Schow, R. L., Beckstead, A. L., Raynes, M., Young, N., T., & Rosik, C. H. (2021). Domains related to single/relationship status satisfaction among sexual minorities raised conservatively religious. Spirituality and Clinical Practice.
2020 (5 studies)
Bridges, J. G., Lefevor, G. T., Schow, R. L., & Rosik, C. H. (2020). Identity affirmation and mental health among sexual minorities: A raised-Mormon sample. Journal of GLBT Family Studies, 16(3), 293-311.
McGraw, J. S. (2020). Religious/spiritual struggles, one-upmanship, internalized homophobia and suicide risk among lesbian, gay, bisexual, queer/questioning and same-sex attracted Latter-day Saint (Unpublished masters thesis). Bowling Green State University.
McGraw, J. S., Chinn, J., & Mahoney, A. (2020). Historical, doctrinal, and empirical insights into Latter-day Saints sexual minorities’ psychological and interpersonal functioning. Journal of LGBT Family Studies, 17(2), 168-195.
2019 (6 studies)
Bridges, J. G., Lefevor, G. T., & Schow, R. L. (2019). Sexual satisfaction and mental health in mixed-orientation relationships: A Mormon sample of sexual minority partners. Journal of Bisexuality, 19(4), 515-538.
Dehlin, A. J., Galliher, R. V., Legerski, E., Harker, A., & Dehlin, J. P. (2019). Same- and other-sex aversion and attraction as important correlates of quality and outcomes of Mormon mixed-orientation marriages. Journal of Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual, and Transgender Family Studies, 15, 22-41.
Lefevor, G. T., Beckstead, A. L., Schow, R. L., Raynes, M., Mansfield, T. R., & Rosik, C. H. (2019). Satisfaction and health within four sexual identity relationship options. The Journal of Sex and Marital Therapy, 45(5), 355–369.
Lefevor, G. T., Blaber, I. P., Huffman, C. E., Schow, R. L., Beckstead, A. L., Raynes, M., & Rosik, C. H. (2019) The role of religiousness and beliefs about sexuality in well-being among sexual minority Mormons. The Psychology of Religion and Spirituality.
Lefevor, G. T., Sorrell, S. A., Kappers, G., Plunk, A., Schow, R. L., Rosik, C. H., & Beckstead, A. L. (2019). Same-sex attracted, not LGBQ: The implications of sexual identity labelling on religiosity, sexuality, and health among Mormons. The Journal of Homosexuality.
Toronto, A. K. (2019). LGBQQPA Latter-day Saint experience (Unpublished masters thesis). Teacher’s College, Columbia University.
2018 (0 studies)
2017 (8 studies)
Cranney, S. (2017). The LGB Mormon paradox: Mental, physical, and self-rated health among Mormon and non-Mormon LGB individuals in the Utah Behavioral Risk Factor Surveillance system. Journal of Homosexuality, 64, 731–744.
Legerski, E., Harker, A., Jeppsen, C., Armstrong, A., Dehlin, J. P., Troutman, K., & Galliher, R. V. (2017). Mormon mixed-orientation marriages: Variations in attitudes and experiences by sexual orientation and current relationship status. Journal of GLBT Family Studies, 13, 186-209.
Simmons, B. W. (2017). Coming out Mormon: An examination of religious orientation, spiritual trauma and PTSD among Mormon and ex-Mormon LGBTQQA adults (Unpublished doctoral dissertation). University of Georgia, Athens, GA.
2016 (3 studies)
Mattingly, M. S., Galliher, R. V., Dehlin, J. P., Crowell, K. A., & Bradshaw, W. S. (2016). A mixed methods analysis of the family support experiences of GLBQ latter day saints. Journal of GLBT Family Studies, 12(4), 386–409.
Wolff, J. R., Himes, H. L., Soares, S. D., & Miller Kwon, E. (2016). Sexual minority students in non-affirming religious higher education: Mental health, outness, and identity. Psychology of Sexual Orientation and Gender Diversity, 3(2), 201–212.
2015 (5 studies)
Bradshaw, K., Dehlin, J. P., Crowell, K. A., Galliher, R. V., & Bradshaw, W. S. (2015). Sexual orientation change efforts through psychotherapy for LGBQ individuals affiliated with the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. Journal of Sex & Marital Therapy, 41, 391-412.
Bradshaw, W. S., Heaton, T. B., Decco, E., Dehlin, J. P., Galliher, R. V., & Crowell, K. A. (2015). Religious experiences of GBTQ Mormon males. Journal for the Scientific Study of Religion, 54(2), 311-329.
Cragun, R. T., Sumerau, J. E., & Williams, E. (2015). From sodomy to sympathy: LDS elites’ discursive construction of homosexuality over time. Journal for the Scientific Study of Religion, 54(2), 291-310.
Crowell, K. A., Galliher, R. V., Dehlin, J., & Bradshaw, W. S. (2015). Specific aspects of minority stress associated with depression among LDS affiliated non-heterosexual adults. Journal of Homosexuality, 62(2), 242–267.
Dehlin, J. P., Galliher, R. V., Bradshaw, W. S., & Crowell, K. A. (2015). Navigating sexual and religious identity conflict: A Mormon perspective. Identity: An International Journal of Theory and Research, 15, 1-22.
Dehlin, J. P., Galliher, R. V., Bradshaw, W. S., Hyde, D. C., & Crowell, K. A. (2015). Sexual orientation change efforts among current or former LDS church members. Journal of Counseling Psychology, 62(2), 95-105.
2014 (4 studies)
Dehlin, J. P., Galliher, R. V., Bradshaw, W. S., & Crowell, K. A. (2014). Psychosocial correlates of religious approaches to same-sex attraction: A Mormon perspective. Journal of Gay & Lesbian Mental Health, 18(3), 284–311.
Sumerau, J. E., & Cragun, R. T. (2014). “Why would our Heavenly Father do that to anyone:” Oppressive othering through sexual classification schemes in the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints. Symbolic Interaction, 37, 331–352.
2013 (0 studies)
2012 (3 studies)
Dahl, A., Galliher, R. V. (2012b). The interplay of sexual and religious identity development in LGBTQ adolescents and young adults: a qualitative inquiry. Identity: An International Journal of Theory and Research, 12, 217-246.
2011 (0 studies)
2010 (3 studies)
Ison, D., Saltzburg, S., & Bledsoe, S. E. (2010). A Nietzschean perspective on church affiliation and self-esteem among same-sex-attracted members of the Mormon church. Journal of Progressive Human Services, 21(2), 136–153.
Tragakis, M. W., & Smith, J. L. (2010). The relation between social identity integration and psychological adjustment: A focus on mainstream and marginalized cultural identities. Identity: An International Journal of Theory and Research, 10, 201–221.
Prior to 2010