A pamphlet designed to help LDS families deal with issues regarding homosexuality has been released by a group not affiliated with the LDS church. "Supportive Families, Healthy Children: Helping Latter-day Saint Families with Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual & Transgender Children" was created by the Family Acceptance Project and can be downloaded here. Many LDS families are not equipped to deal with an LGBT daughter or son, often leading to tragic consequences. Former LDS Bishop Robert Rees coauthored the pamphlet.
Another grassroots effort by Mormons to address cultural difficulties associated with homosexuality is Mormons Building Bridges. They want to let the LGBT community know that despite some perceptions, many Latter-day Saints are not homophobic. From The New York Times:
- Equal Rights, Gay Rights and the Mormon Church By NEIL J. YOUNG: "What can Mormons Building Bridges, who marched in solidarity at the Salt Lake City gay pride parade earlier this month, learn from the history of Mormons for E.R.A.?"
Dissent on Gay Marriage Among Mormons By JACK HEALY: "Gay and straight Mormons have begun challenging the church's leadership on its opposition to homosexuality."