By Year

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.

Chakravarty, D., & English, M. (2021). “I don’t like going to gay pride”: Experiences of negotiating LGBTQIA Mormon identity in Utah. Sexuality & Culture, 25, 235-254.

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., McGraw, J. S., & Skidmore, S. J. (2021). Suicidal ideation among active and nonactive/former Latter-day Saint sexual minorities. Journal of Community Psychology.

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)

Angoff, H. D., McGraw, J. S., & Docherty, M. (2020). Intersecting identities and nonsuicidal self-injury among youth. Identity, 21(2), 98-114.

Brandley, B. (2020). “This is how you navigate the world”: Impacts of Mormon rhetoric on White queer members’ identity performances (Unpublished masters thesis). University of New Mexico.

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homophobia and suicide risk among lesbian, gay, bisexual, queer/questioning and same-sex attracted Latter-day Saint (Unpublished masters thesis).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.

Jacobsen, J. (2017). Community influences on Mormon women with same-sex sexuality. Culture, Health, & Sexuality, 19(12), 1314-1328.

Joseph, L. J., & Cranney, S. (2017). Self-esteem among lesbian, gay, bisexual and same-sex-attracted Mormons and ex-Mormons. Mental Health, Religion & Culture, 20(10), 1028–1041.

Legerski, E., & Harker, A. (2017). The intersection of gender, sexuality, and religion in Mormon mixed-sexuality marriages. Sex Roles, 78, 482-500.

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.

Mansfield, T. R. (2017). A phenomenological study of identity and relationship negotiation within latter-day saint (Mormon) couples with a MtF gender variant partner (Doctoral dissertation).

Nielson, E. (2017). When a child comes out in the latter-days: An exploratory case study of Mormon parents. Mental Health, Religion & Culture, 20, 260–276.

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. 

Nielson, E. (2016). Inclusivity in the latter-days: Gay Mormons. Mental Health, Religion, and Culture, 9, 752–768.

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.

Grigoriou, J. A. (2014). Minority stress factors for same-sex attracted Mormon adults. Psychology of Sexual Orientation and Gender Diversity, 1, 471–479.

Jacobsen, J., & Wright, R. (2014). Mental health implications in Mormon women’s experiences with same-sex attraction: A qualitative study. The Counseling Psychologist, 42(5), 664–696.

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. L., Galliher, R.V. (2012a). LGBTQ adolescents and young adults raised within a Christian religious context: Positive and negative outcomes. Journal of Adolescence, 35, 1611-1618.

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.

Johns, R. D., & Hanna, F. J. (2012). Peculiar and queer: Spiritual and emotional salvation for the LGBTQ Mormon. Journal of LGBT Issues in Counseling, 5, 197–219.

2011 (0 studies)

2010 (3 studies)

Anderton, C. L. (2010). Reconciling disparate identities: A qualitative study with women in the Church experiencing same-sex attractions. Southern Illinois University at Carbondale.

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

Moran, M. E. (2007). An examination of women’s sexuality and spirituality: The effects of conversion therapy: A mixed method study. The University of Utah.

Beckstead, A. L., & Morrow, S. L. (2004). Mormon clients’ experiences of conversion therapy: The need for a new treatment approach. The Counseling Psychologist, 32, 651-690.

Ogden, B. (2004). A qualitative study of disparate identities: A homosexual Mormon example. San Francisco Bay: Alliant International University.

Kelley, C. L. (2002). Understanding the experiences of Latter-day Saint women with same sex attractions. Alliant International University.

Benson, B. (2001). Perceived family relationships associated with coming out of Mormon male homosexuals. Utah State University.

Brzezinski, L. G. (2000). Dealing with disparity: Identity development of same-sex attracted/gay men raised in the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. Salt Lake City.

Goodwill, K. A. (2000). Religion and the spiritual needs of gay Mormon men. Journal of Gay & Lesbian Social Services, 11(4), 23-27.

Robinson, J. W. (1999). Understanding the meaning of change for married Latter-day Saint men with histories of homosexual activity (Unpublished doctoral dissertation). Brigham Young University.

Goodman, M. N. (1997). Searching for self: Identity formation in the Mormon women’s community of the Salt Lake City. The University of Utah.