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Dennis Schleicher in the News, Radio, and TV

Entertainment Tonight

Lisa Barlow, one of The Real Housewives of Salt Lake City, has quoted Dennis on Entertainment Tonight. She referred to him as an “advocate for gays in the LDS Church culture.” She added, “I think we need to be sharing more experiences like that instead of the antiquated, polarizing


Nationally syndicated RockStar Radio with Billy Gerard on @iHeartRadio Dennis Schleicher joins Billy to tell his story and talk about his journey, discrimination and what Pride Month means to him as a convert to the Church of Latter Day Saints. A truly compelling conversation. To listen, click on link.

Cory Hepola – WCCO CBS Radio and News – Minneapolis

With Cory Hepola

Author and LGBTQ advocate Dennis Schleicher joins Cory to discuss the Catholic Church’s latest comments on homosexuality and how to reconcile one’s sexuality with religion. – Published Mar 17, 2021 12:47 PM

June 14, 2021, Dennis Schleicher returns to WCCO CBS Radio to speak with Cory as a hate crime survivor, his journey as a gay man, and how we can all take steps towards being a better advocate during Pride Month for the LGBTQ community. To listen, click on link.

Why Would a Gay Man Become a Latter-day Saint?

First This Gay Man Wanted to Protest the Church—Now He’s a Member

Written by Maggie Slighte


Mormon and Gay – Is He Nuts? Cedar Fort interviews Dennis Schleicher

“Dennis is one of the finest men I know. We’ve become friends since he
became a Latter-day Saint. Dennis has helped me to better understand God’s
LGBTQ children and the gifts and Christlike attributes they bring to the
body of Christ and how we need people like Dennis in our congregations to
help us better come unto Christ. I encourage every religion to read Dennis’ book to better understand God’s LGBTQ children on how they are not a separate people or community, but rather fellow children of a loving God.” ~ Richard Ostler former YSA Bishop, Salt Lake City, UT. Listen Learn And Love

“Dennis Schleicher shares his compelling faith-filled journey as a gay man joining The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints at a time when so many LGBTQ were leaving the church. As an active LDS mother of an openly gay son, I was moved by Dennis’ story and the pure love of Christ. A must-read for all who are seeking to walk in the shoes of another.”
~ Becky Mackintosh – Lehi, Utah her story is featured on our Church’s website: Meet The Mackintosh Family

“I love what Dennis has done here. In sharing his story, he has bared his soul to the church and the world – something I wish we would all do more frequently as members of the church. Being honest and authentic about who we are and the challenges we face allows the Spirit to be more fully present and allows us to more fully bear one another’s burdens. By being vulnerable in this way, Dennis invites us to feel what it might be like to be in his position as a gay man who must grapple with the challenge of finding a faith he calls home but that is still learning how to love and incorporate its gay members. Are we willing to bear the burdens of our fellow LGBT members of the church and make a place for them among us? Reading this book will help us start on that path.”
~ Bryce Cook, active member, father of six kids, (two of whom are gay.)

“An individual’s search for the Divine is a special experience that shouldn’t be denied, anyone. In a world where queer folks are often rejected by their faith communities, we need to hear more stories of queer folks of faith, and Dennis provides one of those much-needed stories. As a person who has often felt too gay for the Mormons and too Mormon for the gays, I commend Dennis in finding his place and having the courage to share his story.” ~ Peter Moosman #HugAGayMormon

“Dennis is one of the most amazing and wonderful people I had the privilege to meet as I served as a missionary for the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints in the Massachusetts, Connecticut and Rhode Island area. One of the things I love the most about Dennis is his willingness to share his story with others and his big heart. Before meeting him, I was naive in my knowledge and thoughts on the LGBT community. Since I had never met a member of the Church that was from the LGBT community, I had never looked into the church’s beliefs, or even my own, on this topic. I am truly grateful for Dennis and his influence in my life, which allowed me to open my eyes and see things in a different way.” 
Sister Kaylie Sorensen
São Paulo, Brazil
Returned Missionary for The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints


“No matter what religion, faith background, sexual orientation, or race you have or are, I challenge you to choose love! Open your heart and it will clear your mind. Loving and accepting all is a true Christlike attribute.” This is also what I’ve learned and have chosen to do as an openly gay Mormon. I couldn’t be more proud of my friend Dennis for sharing his experiences and story. Creating a safe space for LGBTQ Mormons is something I’m equally as passionate about. It gives me hope for the future of LGBTQ Mormons when I see individuals like Dennis who are being vulnerable by speaking his truth, bringing to light the gospel of Jesus Christ, and building the Kingdom of God where inclusivity is a must. Thank you, Dennis, for your courage and for your mission.
~ Jena Lowry Peterson,
Openly Gay Mormon
Life Coach and Speaker

“Dennis’ words prompt me to learn more about the LGBT community.  I want to Listen, Learn, and LOVE more deliberately as an open-minded disciple of Christ. How may I be a blessing to my brothers and sisters who bear the burden of being misunderstood by even well-meaning people? The Lord gradually removed spiritual cataracts from your eyes to allow you to see and feel the love of Christ through His true disciples.  We ALL need to know we are LOVED just as we are!  You searched for and found the truth because you were ready to act upon it through baptism and the Temple. Others are also ready to hear the Plan of Salvation. I want to help you #TurnUpTheLove and am willing to help any time and anywhere. I stand with you to protect and defend those who are maligned. I will share messages about the gospel of Jesus Christ.”
~ Elizabeth Saede, Mystic Connecticut, Author and convert into The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints


The Cultural Hall

Dennis Schleicher – Openly Gay Convert Ep. 336 The Cultural Hall

Latter Day Lives

Latter Day Lives with Dennis Schleicher – Popular speaker and young gay rights advocate on television shows such as Sally Jesse Raphael and Larry King.

Listen, Learn & Love Hosted by Richard Ostler

Episode 108: Dennis Schleicher, Gay LDS Convert, Author, National Personality

Episode 248: Dennis Schleicher, Gay latter-day Saint Converse, Author, and Public Speaker 

The Luminous Mind Podcast with Rebecca Bohman

Dennis Schleicher and his faith walk into Mormonism (The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saint) as a gay man.

Stepping Into Freedom – Freedom From the Past 

A few amazing tips from Dennis about how he was enabled by Christ to go through the hard process of recovering and healing from trauma of the past and he gave some fantastic insights!

Tablet Magazine – Unorthodox – Ep. 190: ‘Dead to Me’ creator Liz Feldman and gay Mormon convert Dennis Schleicher

Our gentile of the week is Dennis Schleicher, who shares his conversion story. After coming out as gay as a teenager and leaving his family and their evangelical church, he ends up converting to Mormonism as an adult. (His book is called Is He Nuts: Why a Gay Man Would Become a Member of the Church of Jesus Christ.)

Cedar Fort Publishing and Media: Behind the Scenes Dennis Schleicher found the love and acceptance he was looking for in the very last place he thought he would- The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints.  Join Bryce and Dennis as they discuss his journey to baptism.

Gay Man Steals a Book of Mormon from a Hotel, then Joins the Church. Host – Valerie Loveless: Dennis Schleicher is back! It’s been four years since he joined the church.

Strangers No More with Maggie Slighte, Dennis Schleicher, Andrew Mair and Bradley Talbot.

Having been strangers to one another up to the last few months, we know we are also strangers to you! In the next few months, we will ALL get to know one another very well as we navigate the waters of the Gospel of Jesus Christ as contained in the Doctrine and Covenants in an LGBTQIA+ friendly ship.

Strangers No More was named by Elder Gong’s talk in October 2020, when he invited The Saints to “Live and Share the Gospel,” so there would be no strangers.

Strangers No MoreYouTube channel

Same Sex Marriage: The Strangers Talk Out the Cringes


Ep 23: A Gay Convert’s Testimony of Family History Work with Dennis Schleicher

With – Modern Genealogy Podcast


Dennis Schleicher is the author of, “Is He Nuts?: Why a Gay Man Would Become a Member of the Church of Jesus Christ.” He is also passionate about doing temple and family history work! Listen as he shares his testimony of the power of this great work and personal revelation that has helped him understand God’s love for him.


Dennis Schleicher is the author of, “Is He Nuts?: Why a Gay Man Would Become a Member of the Church of Jesus Christ.” He is also passionate about doing temple and family history work! Listen as he shares his testimony of the power of this great work and personal revelation that has helped him understand God’s love for him.

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