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You tube gay girl testimony at church
At years-old, Savannah made the brave decision to come out as lesbian to her parents Josh and Heather, but the Utah preteen didn't stop there. She felt deep down that someone else needed to hear her story: the Mormon church. Not even a high schooler, Savannah wanted to address one of the religion's most controversial policies. Savannah's mom left the church in , when leaked official documents confirmed their policy of apostatizing same-sex couples. Heather suspected her daughter might come out, and disagreed with the practice. The church does welcome people with "same-sex attractions" but disavows acting on those feelings.
Utah teen speaks after video of her testimony on being Mormon and gay goes viral
Year-Old Girl Comes Out as Mormon and Gay - Utah Preteen Shares Testimony With LDS Church
Savannah, who turned 13 years old Wednesday, spoke about her sexuality during a testimony meeting last month. Savannah says she started realizing she was different from her friends in 6th grade. While they were sharing their feelings about boys, she was crushing on girls. Being raised in The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints created a conflict in her heart, but ultimately she came out to her parents a year ago and then decided she wanted to come out to the members of her ward. However, after months of insisting, they got on board and last month she stood up in front of her ward and shared her truth. I know these dreams and wishes are good and right.
Brave 12-Year-Old Girl Comes Out to Entire Mormon Church