Evergreen Conference to Discuss Same-Gender Attraction Resources

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Conference to Educate Latter-day Saints on Same-Gender Resources for Members

"This is a wonderful opportunity for individuals in our faith community to learn more about same-gender attraction and how they can best support their friends and family members,” said Evergreen President David Pruden

The 2011 Evergreen Education and Resource Conference will provide information to members of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints about reliable resources for church members who have same-gender attraction. The event will take place at the Joseph Smith Memorial Building in Salt Lake City on Saturday, September 24, 2011, from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

"This is a wonderful opportunity for individuals in our faith community to learn more about same-gender attraction and how they can best support their friends and family members,” said Evergreen President David Pruden. β€œThe presentations and workshops are conducted by truly caring and highly trained professionals who can offer unique insights on this difficult challenge. There will also be a score of information resource booths, which will allow individuals and families to access in one location many reliable organizations that provide expert assistance to Latter-day Saints.”

The featured speaker will be Elder Jay E. Jensen of the Presidency of the Seventy. Members of the LDS Family Services staff will be available to provide information, along with AMCAP therapists, Evergreen officials, and representatives from a variety of trusted community and mental health organizations.

There is no charge for attending the conference, and it is open to the public. Men, women, and teens who have homosexual attractions are invited to attend special workshop presentations. Parents, friends, local church members, and others are encouraged to attend the workshops, as well.

About Evergreen
Evergreen is an information, resource, and educational organization with an outreach to Latter-day Saints (Mormons) who are dealing with homosexual attraction, as well as their families. Evergreen was founded in 1989 by individual members of the Latter-day Saint Church who deal with same-gender attraction in their own lives. More information is available at http://evergreeninternational.org.

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