Carol Lynn Pearson

Carol Lynn Pearson

Carol Lynn Pearson

Carol Lynn Wright Pearson is an American poet, author, screenwriter, and playwright. Carol Lynn studied music and theater at Brigham Young University and won the award for Best Actress two years in a row.

Carol Lynn is the author of Goodbye, I Love You, No More Goodbyes: Circling the Wagons around our LGBT Loved Ones, and The Heroes Journey of the Gay and Lesbian Mormon as well as the play Facing East about a Mormon family dealing with the suicide of a gay son.

Pearson married actor, musician, and songwriter Gerald Neils Pearson (1942–1984). The two were devout Mormons who both descended from several generations of Latter-day Saints. They were married for 12 years and had four children together. In 1978, Gerald and Carol Lynn divorced due to Gerald’s homosexuality. Gerald died of AIDS in 1984 and Carol Lynn’s book Goodbye, I Love You is about their life together.

Pearson has become an unofficial spokesperson for acceptance of LGBT Mormons and and the need for more women in Mormon leadership.

Conference Audio:

Salt Lake City 2011 – Keynote Session
Salt Lake City 2011 – Second General Session
Salt Lake City 2011 – Navigating Homosexuality and Mormonism Workshop
Washington DC 2012 – Keynote Session

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