Index of Interviews
"Bill" is a member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day
Saints. He served a mission and is a graduate of Brigham Young University.
For years he struggled with same sex-attraction and had relationships
with men. His belief in God and in the teaching of his faith, he says,
are what made him determined to live a life he feels is consistent with
his religious beliefs. Today he is married and has a young daughter.
He was interviewed anonymously to protect his family from the intolerance,
he says, is directed at those who believe, as he does, that living a homosexual
lifestyle is a choice.
Camille Lee is a East
High School science teacher who has acted as the advisor for East's Gay-Straight
Alliance since its formation.
High School Parents (Anonymous)
Many East High parents expressed concern about the inclusion of information
about homosexuality in a school assembly as well as in a club at the school.
However most parents would not consent to an on camera interview, nor
would they allow their children to be interviewed. They said they feared
their children would be "ridiculed and harassed." These two East High
parents agreed to be interviewed anonymously.
Lynette Malstrom is
a licensed clinical social worker who has a private practice Salt Lake
David Pruden is Executive Director of Evergreen International,
a volunteer non-profit organization that assists those who wish to quell
their homosexual inclinations.
and Kathryn Steffensen
Rob and Katherine
Steffensen, both retired educators, were instrumental in the early formation
of Family Fellowship. They continue to be outspoken gay right activists,
while remaining faithful members of the LDS Church.
Robert Thorup is a member of the East High School Community Council. Two
of his children attend East High and his oldest son is a recent graduate.
Gary and Millie Watts Interview
Dr. Gary (M.D.) and Millie Watts are the current leaders
of Family Fellowship, a support group for families
with gay children.
the daughter of Gary and Millie Watts, was raised in a traditional LDS
family in Provo, Utah. She currently works in the San Francisco Public
Sandy Wiley is a Mormon who struggled with same-sex attraction. She is
a convert to the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints and has served
a mission. She turned to church leaders and her faith for assistance with