Analysis of data from 1600 respondents to an online survey has provided a wealth of information about the experiences of LGBT LDS, including early perceptions of sexual difference, self-assessment of sexual orientation, intense efforts to cope with, understand, or change orientation through ecclesiastical counseling, psychotherapy, increased personal righteousness (and other interventions), and relationships to the Church. Few individuals report a change in orientation through these efforts. The modifications often take the form of an altered sexual identity or accommodation, not a reversal of core erotic feelings. Respondents identify both positive and negative consequences of sexual orientation change efforts, including impacts on religious faith.
Bill Bradshaw, John Dehlin