Austin Was a Mormon, an Exmormon Profile Spotlight

As a member of the church and also a gay person, the November policy of exclusion in 2015 was the last straw for Austin.

“I had my name removed from the records in 2015 when the Policy of Exclusion was leaked. That was the straw that broke the camel’s back. By that point, I had been “out” (as in as a gay person) for 11 years, and I was tired of being celibate and being told that I would be “fixed” in the next life and that there was something inherently wrong with me. I was tired of having monthly worthiness interviews to make sure I wasn’t doing anything inappropriate.”


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