Preparing to speak there was some of the most important work we’ve ever done.
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Some representative views expressed in social media are reprinted here.
While the absence of stories from those who have left the Church—who comprise the vast majority of LGBTQ+ Mormons—is conspicuous and unfortunate, we welcome the positive development of an improved website, expansion of resources, and emphasis on exercising love through family acceptance, outreach, and listening.
Individual stories help us to understand where and how different LGBT Mormons find hope, and why discussion about the Church can be so polarizing.
Responses to the updated “Mormon and Gay” web site from members of the LGBT Mormon community varied, from seeing it as a qualified step forward that may help straight Church members understand LGBT experience a bit better, to bitter disappointment at the narrow range of voices represented.
Study author Dr Frank Scheer, director of the Medical Chronobiology Programme at Brigham and Women's Hospital, said: ‘Our findings suggest that the circadian system, or the internal body clock, contributes to the increased risk for cardiovascular events in the morning.’His colleague and co-author, Dr Steven Shea, director of the Oregon Institute of Occupational Health Sciences, added: ‘Our findings indicate that the human circadian system causes a morning peak in circulating levels of PAI-1, independent of any behavioural or environmental influences.
The researchers added that these studies established the circadian control of PAI-1 in healthy individuals and that future research is required to test whether this rhythm is amplified, blunted or shifted in vulnerable individuals, such as those with obesity, diabetes, or cardiovascular disease.