William S. Bradshaw

Bill_BradshawWILLIAM S. BRADSHAW is retired from the department of Molecular Biology at BYU.  His research interests there included developmental toxicology, the regulation of gene expression during embryonic development, and the cultivation of analytical thinking skills in biology students.  He served for a period at BYU as Associate Dean of General Education and the Honors Program.  Bill was a Harvard undergraduate in biology (where he started his career as an irrationally loyal Red Sox fan), and received his Ph.D. in biochemistry from the University of Illinois. That was followed by two years of postdoctoral research at Oak Ridge National Laboratory.   He presided over the LDS mission in Hong Kong and South Vietnam from 1971-1974, and served as a Branch President at the Provo Missionary Training Center, and as a Bishop and in a Stake Presidency for married students at BYU.  Bill and his wife Marge are the immediate past chairs of LDS Family Fellowship, a support group for parents of LGBTQ children.   Bill and Marge are proud parents of three straight and one gay sons, one daughter, and are grandparents of 18.

3 comments for “William S. Bradshaw

  1. Christie
    April 8, 2014 at 8:12 pm

    I rewound your commercial because I was so touched. I Actually rewound it three times. I think it is a beautiful thing that you were doing. I am so thankful that you love your son, that you love love, and that you are brave. I applaud you and I am touched

  2. Mechelle
    April 11, 2014 at 7:04 pm

    Like Christy…I also replayed your commercial 3 times. In part, because I almost couldn’t believe what I was hearing.
    I am a happily married wife and mom of two young sons. I grew up LDS but turned away from the teachings of the gospel for many reasons. Having witnessed first hand the mistreatment and exclusion of LGBT people by members of the church I made a decision to distance myself until such time that LGBT members would be embraced and loved for who they are.
    I have many friends and some family members who are LGBT.
    It warms my heart to see the acceptance and unconditional love that you are giving to your son! It is my hope that one day…everyone including the leaders of church will come to see the importance of unconditional love!
    Thank you for restoring my faith in humanity!

  3. Liz Porter
    January 3, 2016 at 9:40 am

    Thank you for all the aspiring work you and your lovely wife have accomplished. It has pioneered a safe haven for the rest of us with LGBT affects within our families. My prayers and love go out to you in all of your endeavors.

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