Tom Montgomery

tommontgomeryTOM MONTGOMERY is an active member of the LDS Church who has recently traveled the road from going door-to-door in support of Prop 8 in California to having a great love for the LGBT Mormon community. He says that his single qualification to be in this esteemed company of authors is the privilege of being the father of a wonderful gay son, while his wife would probably note that he has an annoying sense of hope, optimism and blind faith that the Savior is pulling some mighty strings in our day. He has no political or activist agendas other than to be 100% supportive of the health and well being of LGBT Mormon youth and finding a place within the LDS Church for them. A poem he wrote after his son came out in 2012 sums up his views of how he (and he believes the Savior) views gay youth today.

3 comments for “Tom Montgomery

  1. Tom G
    June 22, 2013 at 7:13 pm

    Hi Tom,
    I know your main approach is towards the LDS church but I want you to be aware that this same thing happens in many other churches. Kids are kicked out or forced into “treatment.” Even if you and Wendy has not been supportive It’s hard to say for sure if your son would have carried through with his thoughts of leaving this world. Life would have been very rough for him had you not come around.
    I guess I mainly wanted to say “Thanks” to you and Wendy for being good parents.
    Tom in Nebraska

  2. Carl
    June 27, 2014 at 8:42 pm

    In your recent post outlining some points that you find frustrating about the LDS church, I couldn’t help but sense a deep frustration and almost anger in your writing towards those who have not come around to the perspective that you have gained. Am I picking up the correct sentiment from you in your writing? After reading the comments at the end of the post it seemed as if those who are more LGBTQ friendly saw your post as a “rally cry” and those who are “active” lds members found offense at some of your personal opinions about things that might help LGBT LDS feel more accepted.

  3. Joe
    September 12, 2017 at 9:42 am


    I want to thank you for your post on this website, the messages have been inspiring to me. I ran away from the church 35 years ago because of my sexual activities, but I was not able to accept being gay until a few months ago. The denial was rigidly enforced due to being raised in the church and has resulted in many emotional challenges in my life. Your son is so blessed to have you and Wendy as parents. Please continue to share your hope and support with the rest of us, because it helps us all.

    May God bless you!

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