Drew was 17 when his bishop gave him a blessing to cast out -what his bishop believed- were the evil spirits that caused Drew’s attraction to men. At the time, it was devastating, and Drew felt that he lost trust in everyone. But today Drew says that conversation set him free and sent him down the path towards true self acceptance. Since then, his greatest lesson is that nothing can come between him and his relationship with God. No one has the authority to define him or God’s will for him, and his personal, sacred connection with God will carry him through anything he encounters in life.

(The views expressed in this interview do not necessarily reflect those of the producers of Far Between but are reflective of some aspects of what it means to be LGBT and Mormon today.)