Poster #41: Joshua Christensen – The LDS Context: Religious Trauma, Social Safety, and LGBTQ+ Health

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Faculty mentor: Lisa Diamond

This project attempted to explore how potentially harmful beliefs, teachings, and messages given by the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints affect members of the LGBTQ+ community who are or were members of the LDS church. Prior research on the intersection between religious and LGBTQ+ identities has suggested that participation within unsupportive religions—including the LDS church—can contribute to negative mental health outcomes, and this study intended to not only investigate whether

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