(part 3 of 5) Joanna Brooks, Ph.D, is a national voice on Mormon life and politics and an award-winning scholar of religion and American culture and the author of The Book of Mormon Girl: Stories from an American Faith. In this part Joanna shares her hope for the future and confidence in the Mormon community. She speaks of the opportunity to claim the space that is there for Mormons on the fringe. She acknowledges that the gay Mormon story has too often been of death–either killing one’s Mormon side, killing one’s gay side, or of taking one’s own life–she calls for and sees the possibility for more homosexual Mormons to tell a story of life.
(The views expressed in this interview do not necessarily reflect those of the producers of Far Between but are reflective of a part of what it means to be homosexual and Mormon today.)