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John Gustav-Wrathall: The Gift of Faith

UPDATE: You can listen to/read John's remarks here.


We are honored to welcome John Gustav-Wrathall, President of Affirmation, as our February Hearth speaker. The theme of the evening will be "The Gift of Faith," a reflection on Matthew 15 and the LGBT Mormon journey of faith.

John is profoundly familiar with the experience of LGBT Mormons by his own life experience and now as president of Affirmation: LGBT Mormons, Families & Friends, one of the primary international organizations supporting those in the nexus of being LGBT and being Mormon. His is an empowering voice for faith and patience in the midst of challenge.

We hope you will join us for this very special Hearth gathering. The evening will include a portion for Q&A, and we invite you to come with questions. Please RSVP below if you plan to attend, and join us February 26!


John Gustav-Wrathall is the president of Affirmation: LGBT Mormons, Families & Friends. He is adjunct professor of American religious history at United Theological Seminary of the Twin Cities, a consultant for the Human Rights Campaign, and author of numerous articles and books on LGBT people and religion. He lives with his husband of 25 years in south Minneapolis, has a testimony of the Church, and is excommunicated though active in his LDS ward.