Greg Barnett

Originally from Salt Lake City, Greg is currently living out his dreams in Los Angeles as an actual paid actor. He has a firm testimony of Jesus Christ as the Savior and tries to live life with faith, hope, and a healthy dose of optimism. He views same-sex attraction as a catalyst for developing a relationship with God rather than some sweat-drenched, exhausting battle that one simply has to endure. He also loves brownies.

Be sure to also read Greg's essay. Read here

Michael
8 Aug, 2013

This is one of the most beautiful videos I've seen. Greg, thank you for sharing your story. Your solidarity and identity as a son of God is powerful and touching.


Kelsie
8 Aug, 2013

Thank you for sharing your experiences and your testimony. I especially loved your reference to The Incredibles. I just watched that movie yesterday - and now I'll never watch it without thinking about what you said. What a great lesson and truth to point out. Be true to yourself - to the parts of yourself that mean the most to you and are most important. Good luck on your journey!


Curtis B
8 Aug, 2013

Greg, thanks for sharing your amazing testimony and experience!


Tammy
8 Aug, 2013

This happens to be my son! I love him with every fiber of my being! I would die for him!! He has taught me so much about life, love and being happy with yourself! I feel so blessed to call him my son!!


ReNae W.
8 Aug, 2013

Greg, you are such an inspiration to me. You know how to put your thoughts into words so beautifully. Being a Drama coach and past dance teacher, I wish all of my students could and would watch your interview. We are all children of our Heavenly Father who loves us! We all need to be true to ourselves - esecially the parts of ourselves that mean the most to us. May God continue to guide you in your life and may you always have joy in your journey.


jake
8 Aug, 2013

THanks for your video Greg. Such a good outlook. I appreciated that, and also your thoughts on marriage. I'm in the same boat.


Christal
8 Aug, 2013

Greg, there always was something awesome about you! You always seemed to know who you were, and didn't care what others thought. I always loved hanging out with you in school because everyone around you, including myself, could just be themselves too. Thanks for sharing your story and your journey. I can't imagine how hard it would be to share or live it. Your courage and testimony really is inspiring to me and it sounds like many others. It gives me a new perspective on the meaning of 'happy.'


Nicole B
8 Aug, 2013

I especially appreciate 14:45 - 17:25. Being true to oneself applies to every person, regardless of sexual orientation or religion.


Debbie
8 Aug, 2013

I cannot thank you enough for being strong and firmly rooted in your faith, and for possessing such a clear understanding of who you are and how you must conduct your life. Thank you for having such a clear view of who you are and how to proceed with life. Thank you for speaking those beautiful, encouraging, and clearly-expressed viewpoints. You remind me of my son. You may be the turning point in his life, offering him him direction and hope. God bless you!!


Grannieannie
9 Aug, 2013

Greg, you've lifted my spirits. Thank you for your humble, meek, testimony of devotion to God. You've shown that when we're honorable in our relationship with Him, we're in harmony with His plan of happiness, and true to ourselves. I wish you were my grandson, too! Blessed be! I can only imagine how you must make God smile.


Les
10 Aug, 2013

Wow, that was powerful!!! Thank You


Lesley
10 Aug, 2013

What an inspirational story and what an selfless attitude if only more people, gay and straight had the same devotion to God and themselves, what an awesome world it would be


sarrah groves
11 Aug, 2013

Love your story. Love your perspective, love your testimony. Love your optimism. Love your dedication. Love your resolve. Love you!


Alex Lindstrom
11 Aug, 2013

This is awesome! It's so applicable to my experience. Thanks for sharing!


Mary Thompson
22 Aug, 2013

Greg, that was so beautiful! I loved what you said about being true to the most important part of yourself...being A disciple of Christ. Best wishes for you brother!


Sarah
25 Aug, 2013

Greg~ Thank you for sharing your experience & strong perspective. Your insights are very helpful. Though you don't dwell on the points of difficulty, I'm sure this has not been easy for you. I admire you for staying the course of faith & waiting on the Lord to help you on your path.


Frank W. Hays
7 Sep, 2013

Greg, Thank You. Enjoyed your wisdom, faith, and testimony. I went on my mission at 28. Returned early because of my SSA. I was able to receive another mission call and served a two year mission. But I have lived most my life in "Quiet Desperation". I relate to Mormon Gays?SSA not really fitting into either community. I tried both and unfortunately have had negative experiences. Yet I cannot let go of my relationship with the Savior and my testimony of the gospel. Living the small and simple things each day. "flecks of gold"


Grant Schleifer
10 Sep, 2013

You have an amazing testimony. Its authenticity is very inspiring. As a college student, balancing multiple identities, such as religious, sexual, and socio-economic, has been quite difficult for me at times. People like you are a blessing for inspiring the rest of us.


Jessica G.
19 Sep, 2013

Greg, I'm sure you are a voice of hope for many people. I love you! Aunt Jessica


Susie
5 Oct, 2013

God bless you Greg. As the mormon mom of a gay son, this is just what I needed to see today. I am truly amazed and impressed by your strength. Thank you, thank you, for your courage in sharing this. I wish you joy.


Laura Jossie
11 Oct, 2013

I absolutely LOVE what you said between 11:01 and 13:40 of the highlight interview. Be true to the most important part of yourself. You are a child of God who loves you! Thank you so much for sharing your testimony with the world. It has been recorded in heaven.


Clark
1 Nov, 2013

Thank you Greg! You're strength, insights, optimism, and vulnerability have lifted me up and have allowed me to share how I feel in a new way. Thanks for being willing to cry and bringing it out in me too! :)


Julienna Viegas-Haws
16 Nov, 2013

Thank you for sharing your experience and your beautiful testimony.


Emma
19 Nov, 2013

Greg, I don't know you, but thanks for sharing your story and your insights! One of my best friends also has same-sex attraction--but in so many ways, I think that's irrelevant to our friendship or relationship (do people look at me and think, "wow, she's straight?" Hope not!) He's just a great person. I'm grateful there are other people, like him, who can share that with the world. Continue living the gospel dream :)


Dan
27 Dec, 2013

Greg, thank you. I really needed to hear your story tonight. I could not sleep. I feel like my life is unraveling. I am happily married and can attest to how well it can work as a 'mixed orientation' couple. My wife has been so amazing and there for me. Even though for a long time I have been too afraid to share this part of me and have felt so alone. Now that we are dealing with 'it' more openly I realize she has always known just didn't have a name for it. I don't think I am ready for a public reveal, but just wanted you to know that my family and children are so precious to me. And that someone who has never met you is now praying that a special wonderful girl 'lands in your lap'. Not that you necessarily require that for happiness, but because you express that you are Happy anyways. God loves us all. We are His greatest joy. I want that joy for you. The joy of being a father. May God bless you to always be true to yourself by


Soli
15 Jan, 2014

Thanks so much for your stength Greg! Your testimony of being true to oneself saved me today. You're an amazing person and I wish you all the best.


Christine Baird
16 Aug, 2014

You are a rockstar Greg. Thank you SO much for sharing this.


Kelly Andrews
1 Apr, 2015

Thank you for helping me as a faithful church member know how to support other church members struggling with same gender attraction. Hearing your story helps me to realize some of the challenges they are facing and also that it's okay to talk about it and support the person even if we disagree. Your perspective is priceless!


Wanda Copier
4 Apr, 2015

Greg! I adore you! Thanks for sharing your journey and your faith. The Lord does has something special planned for you.... you are an amazing person and have so much to contribute to the world! God bless you on this journey.... and now, as hard as it was to lose her, you have your angel mother to help you through this mortality. Just know she's always with you! Love you my friend!


Louisa
6 Apr, 2015

Thank you so much for sharing your story. I loved this sooo much! I come from the same small community as you so I can understand where you are coming from in terms of being worried about the reception of the community. It's not something that is talked about there, and I personally haven't had anyone close to me who has had same gender attraction. As a faithful member of the church you've shown me how to have a deeper understanding and better love everyone around me despite the temptations they are faced with. Your testimony has strengthened mine, and your perspective on life has brightened mine.



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