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Source:  Great Big Story

Growing up in the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints can be an isolating experience for LGBTQ youth.

Current Mormon doctrine doesn’t have a place for those who identify as LGBTQ, or any guidance or support for young adults navigating their sexuality.

Many face unforgiving ideologies that teach them to be celibate, or to “pray the gay away.”

Furthermore, the state of Utah has the highest suicide rate among children ages 10 to 17, a statistic that is especially alarming to parents.

Within this culture are the Mama Dragons, a fiercely loving support group of mothers that provides open ears and open arms to LGBTQ youth and their families in the Mormon community.

Read the story at Great Big Story.

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