I am a Latter-day Saint, I am LGBTQ, and This is What I Know

I am a Latter-day Saint, I am LGBTQ, and This is What I Know

I am a Latter-day Saint I am LGBTQ And this is what I know. I just came out to my parents and I am visiting them today… kind of freaking out! You got this! Praying for you… I know that my Redeemer lives. What comfort this sweet sentence gives. He lives, he lives, who once was dead. He lives, my ever-living Head. He lives to bless me with his love. He lives to plead for me above. He lives my hungry soul to feed. He lives to bless in time of need. He lives to silence all my fears. He lives to wipe away my tears. He lives to calm my troubled heart. He lives all blessings to impart. He lives! All glory to his name! He lives, my Savior, still the same. Oh, sweet the joy this sentence gives: “I know that my Redeemer lives!” He lives! All glory to his name! He lives, my Savior, still the same. Oh, sweet the joy this sentence gives: I know that my Redeemer lives. I know. I know. I know. The individuals in this video are just a few of the many faithful LGBTQ members of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. To learn more about their heartfelt stories and hear their beautiful testimonies of Jesus Christ, visit northstarlds.org

88 Replies to “I am a Latter-day Saint, I am LGBTQ, and This is What I Know”

  1. Chills, tears, and all the feels. Thank you for sharing your testimonies through this beautiful song. I was filled with love, a little more understanding, and compassion. We may not understand the hardships others go through, but this is a beautiful reminder that we all know that our redeemer lives, and lives us all. No matter what.

  2. Incredibly beautiful. Mad respect for all you involved in this, and so thankful for sharing your testimonys with us.

  3. Yes, He Lives! And He loves all of us as His children, dear and filled with possibilities. The smiles and hugs you see, and Spirit you feel through this music video are just a taste of that sweetness many of us have been blessed with by Jesus Christ through North Star and the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. ALL are invited! <3

  4. Ich bin ein Mitglied der Kirche Jesu Christi, ich bin nicht LGBT, aber ich hab das Video geteilt, weil es so schön ist 🙂

  5. I've already watched it more than 10 times and I still love it!!! You guys are wonderful. All my love and support for all of you.

  6. I'm not even LGBTQ, so I don't know what it's like to live with that, but I've had friends how are, and I have classmates who are, and it's such a liberating feeling to know that this is not the end, that a single facet of your being is not the entirety.
    The idea that whatever is "going on", we will at the very least have plenty of time in the eternities to understand what and why.
    This helps.

  7. I've listened to this some 40 or 50 times in the last 2 days and I'm still inspired each time. I played it for my boss this morning and she was crying by the end. You all did such a wonderful job on this. Thank you so much.

  8. A couple of things I don't understand from this video:
    1. Why was the woman at the end of the song not partaking of the sacrament, when this video is supposed to be about inclusion?
    2. Why is there a segment that includes a man, woman and children? Is this suggesting LGBTQ individuals should just get married and try to push through their feelings and attractions in the name of procreation?

    Genuinely curious, so please only respond if you're going to be constructive.

  9. Beautiful! Tears and more tears. Heavenly Father loves all his children. Thank you for a wonderful video.

  10. Amei ter visto uma mulher trans no final do vídeo. Apesar de eu ñ querer mais voltar ao mormonismo dominante sei que muitas meninas estão vinculadas a esta via de espiritualidade. Que sejam valentes em viver o celibato que optaram!

  11. This was an absolute masterpiece. I can empathize with those in this video and I can admittedly say without a doubt it’s a hard life to live. I can’t explain why I can’t just be attracted to females and I wish I didn’t have this but I know that my redeemer lives and that he will guide me. You can’t understand how much I wish I could just be a “ normal Heterosexual” But that just doesn’t seem to be the case.

  12. This was absolutely beautiful, it literally gave me chills. I definitely don't understand everything, and I'm not quite sure why same-sex attraction happens when we are told that marriage is between a man and a woman. But I do know that Heavenly Father loves ALL of his children, every last one. And I have faith that someday I'll be able to understand His plan completely.

  13. Algo que he aprendido por la Iglesia y por mis Padres es a respetar a los demás, y aprender a quererlos como son. Todos somos hijos del mismo Padre Celestial, todos estamos aquí para superar nuestras pruebas, todos queremos amar y ser amados de verdad. Quién soy yo para juzgar a los demás? Jesús ha dado su vida por todos nosotros, y la redención de nuestros errores y pecados se da a todos sin diferencias, a todo aquel que lo acepte y lo quiera recibir. Cada uno de nosotros después que conocemos la verdad probamos día a día a vivir los mandamientos de nuestro Padre, nadie está excluso, y con nuestras debilidades y defectos probamos a llegar a ser perfectos, perfectos para vivir de nuevo con él en eterno, nadie dice que será o sea fácil, para ninguno de nosotros. Mi amor, respeto y cariño van para todos mis hermanos, todos sin excepción, por que como dice la canción : " I know that My Redeemer lives"

  14. Who cares if your gay. You have straight people, you have gay people, you have people of all sorts of colors and ethnicities and of gender in the church. Nobody cares if you're gay or not. All you're doing is looking for five minutes of fame. This is ridiculous, this is how bad our world has gotten. I'm a straight man and I have wife and a child but you don't see me standing up on a platform saying that I'm a straight man because nobody cares and nobody cares that you're gay. All you are doing is looking for some sympathy, there's been gay people around way before you were born and there's going to be gay people around after you die, nobody cares, so stop looking for self-pity or self-gratification.

  15. We don't hate the sinners, rather we hate sins.

    Its really not a good Idea to watch this kind of video in public. You have to fight towards your tears. It must not come out. Hahaha..

  16. "I know that my Redeemer lives.
    What comfort this sweet sentence gives."

    I needed to see this video somehow. I have felt the holy spirit touched my heart. We are His greatest glory. We are all LOVED the same from our Heavenly Father even if we are all different. #BlessedAreYeChildrenOfGod

  17. I wanted to write something worthy of this beautiful video, couldn't manage it. so I'll just say thank you for making it. I have been crying since the first note. I was afraid to click on this because I thought it would be another anti-Mormon take-down that we see so often. But thank you, thank you so much for this beautiful video. Thank you, thank you so much for your love. And to whoever decided this video would be a good idea, you're right! I know He lives.

  18. If I really know that my Lord lives, I follow his teachings. The point is that we forget that we promised to be obedient to all the agreements made With him. I speak with priority because it took me years of understanding and understanding that my weakness in my case with same-sex attraction is a test to demonstrate my obedience to my Heavenly Father. After 10 years I was able to understand what is the plan of salvation …, It is not easy but it is worth understanding the meaning of the word obedience. Like the apostle Bernard said in a conference in South America there is no gay in the Church because the church does not label anyone, what there are daughters and sons of God …. even more when he explained that one can feel attraction is not a sin just it is when you put it into practice, when one is in the attunement of Our Heavenly Father one bends his head and obeys.

  19. Wasn’t expecting this. I’m bisexual and a faithful, lifelong member of the church, and there’s nothing sweeter to me than the simple truth of our Redeemer’s all-encompassing and unconditional love, no matter our orientations. Beautiful message!

  20. Beautiful and loving video.
    Facts, we are all have strength and weaknesses, to love and to beloved. God loves us all.

  21. Thank you for this video. I badly needed some encouragement now. I badly needed this kind of video and I do hope that LDS members would watch this and understand the lesson of it. I want to feel again the happiness the gospel brought into my life after my baptism and while serving him in the field.

  22. Hi people watching this video! If you are queer, please know that you don’t have to live this way. There are tons of people who have successfully left the church and now lead joyous, fulfilling lives, while feeling that they are finally being true to their whole selves. Please check out a local Affirmation meeting or the exmormon subreddit (https://www.reddit.com/r/exmormon).

  23. You can't sin and be a saint. Jesus calls us to deny ourselves, pick up the cross and follow him. He lives so you can be free from your desires, not so you can stay a slave of them. Homosexuality is a sinful behavior like adultery

  24. You are still my brothers and sisters sisters and should be respected as an individual. We love you. We are all children of God.

  25. So I am not a Mormon but I have such a love for Mormons because of their strong convictions and the way they carry themselves. Anyways I saw this video and it just touched my heart. I don't know if I fully got the message but I think how I interpreted the message was that regardless of who you are or if you identify with the LGBTQ community, Jesus died to save you and lives to intercede for you, and just as in the video the family welcomed their child, God loves you and is waiting for you with open arms, and it's not our place to convict people of their sins because the Holy Spirit does that. We all have our sins regardless of sexual orientation or identity, but we should all know that we have a REDEEMER! I love that!! Fall in love with Jesus and the rest will fall into place.

  26. Most of the time I may derail from the path.
    I do keep in mind and heart that my Reedemer lives and blesses me with His unconditional love.

    I am a sinner.
    This video touched my heart. Ohhh! what a marvelous work and a wonder.

  27. When I cam out as trans in the mid eighties, I went through elecro shock therapy. They burned my genitals because I refused to watch homo porn. The church counseled my ex to divorce me. Church doctors put me on drugs that took away my sense of the here and now. The church disfellowshipped me and two months later announced that I would be excommunicated as a "son of perdition." I had been a life long member, missionary, and held several positions at the time. The church forced me out of my job, rallied my family against me, and eventually forced me out of the state. The scars are long lived. I can't allow anyone to touch me. I've been celibate ever since. And through it all, they've continued to try to get me to repent and come back. I don't understand how that would work. I mean, they excommunicated me and I've had medical procedures that are irreversible.

  28. I want my lgbtq+ brothers and sisters to know I love you guys! You’re amazing and I know the trials y’all go through are harder than almost trials! Everyone just needs light and encouragement and a friend!!

  29. I understand that LGBTQ are welcome in the church but are they allowed to have relationships? Do they have to be celibate?

  30. Im a real saint.i go into holy ecstacys.have levitated.met Jesus.did my confession with Saint Vianney.Saints are select from every kind.

  31. Jesus knew many gay men.The army of Rome and Greece.Im a conversion.march 24th 2017.I lived with men when young.

  32. Jesus maybe interested in the 400 years of murdering men.As a public saint.i did not date for 10 years prior.or after I saw Jesus.a human is not a saint.its a job.why beyond are self.

  33. I dont think Jesus is picky about love.or I could not be.there are many limits.and much of modern sex is very very far from love.

  34. In nyc married men robbed God himself.and me his saint.Of Gods miracles.200,100,000 alive today by miracles.I work on Gods gifts.and leave the base, to deal.

  35. thank you. one of the hardest things about being lgbtqa+ and a member is seeing allt he stories of people who leave the church for conflicting values. i have a testimony, i dont want to leave all that i believe and know behind, but knowing there are others in the same boat as me is encouraging.

  36. I just came out to my family as Queer. It was terrifying, because while God sent me a rainbow supporting who I am. I didn't know how I would be accepted by my family. A true church of Jesus Christ opens its arms in love. Love this so much!

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