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LDS woman shares story of past lesbian lifestyle to bring hope to Mormons with same-sex attraction through LDS Church's new website

For Laurie Campbell, it is time to come forward.

"I've never really wanted to be this visible," she said during a recent telephone interview. "I have children. I have a life. I have a few of my family members and friends who still don't know much about my history. I don't know how they'll respond now."

Still, she says, she knew she needed to come forward and participate in the new website, www.mormonsandgays.org, launched Thursday by The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. You'll see her in several of the website's video sequences, sharing her thoughts and feelings along with other church leaders and members, urging compassion, acceptance, love, and empathy between Latter-day Saints and those who experience same-sex attraction.

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