LMT was born and raised in the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints, and says that from a young age she knew that it was truth. She is now preparing to serve a mission for the church at age 19.
"As I’ve been trying to balance my spirituality and my faith and my knowledge of who I am in my sexual orientation, what I have learned is that I should not balance the two separately. They are both facets of who I am. I know that I am attracted to women. But like I said earlier, I know that I need to serve a mission right now. Attraction to women is something I know that I experience in my life, but a mission is something I need to do. So as I know what I need to do and as I do that, I believe that the rest will fall into place."
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LMT recorded her story in Winston-Salem, N.C. on July 11, 2013. She and her parents requested that we identify her only by her initials, because she is not out to her church community.