Blog post #5

By March 16, 2021Uncategorized

I am reading the book Autoboyography, and in this book they are covering the LGBTQ+ issues teenagers are faced with, specifically here in Utah where a big portion of the population is LDS.

This specific issue got started way back when Christian religion was a thing. Latter Day Saints are tought that same sex attraction is bad, and that family and marriage is only between a man and a women. That is the only way you can get to the celestial kingdom. The church has changed their stance on this subject a little bit, saying that it is okay to have initial feelings for someone of the same sex, but you cannot act on it or else that would be considered a sin. Lots of people deal with this problem, including gay and Mormon Mathew and Jana, who are a part of the church and acting straight. In the book they talk about how they hope the church will change and be more accepting to the LGBTQ community. There is a Latter day saint LGBTQ resources center anyone can reach out to if they feel alone.

The author has made an interesting point of view for the readers and characters, where the main character is gay and living in Utah and showing his struggles going along with that. It’s not too serious of a book though, so it’s fun to read and relate to.

I love this book so far, I’ve never related more to a book and it’s very enjoyable to read. I have read The Hate U Give, and it was a good book, but I defiantly enjoy this read more.

 

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