In his youth and young adulthood, Kyle tried to navigate life as an active Latter-day Saint–and his identity as a closeted gay teen. After serving a mission and returning home, he married a woman, raised a family, and after ten years of marriage came out to his wife, family, and friends.
Ultimately, his marriage ended in an amicable divorce and he began a new journey of authenticity and honesty. Kyle is passionate about understanding the human experience and seeking to find the good in people. He knows by experience what failure, guilt, mistakes, trials and difficult times look like; and because he does, Kyle has gained an empathetic resolve to seek the good in all people. He knows by experience that life is full of refining moments–not defining ones.
Kyle currently volunteers and advocates for LGBTQ+ people in many different spaces and organizations. He believes in creating opportunities for people to better understand how to love others regardless of their identity or sexuality. He is a frequent speaker at LGBTQ conferences and events, hosts the Latter Gay Stories Podcast, and works directly with bishops, stake presidents, and other religious clergy to develop LGBTQ lesson materials and discussion outlines for their congregations.
Kyle tells his story.
Kyle sits down with Human Stories with Jill Rowe to share his story.
Listen to the two-part podcast episodes below: