173-177: Carol Lynn Pearson – Mormon Author, Poet, Playwright, Feminist, and Philosopher
August 15, 2010
Carol Lynn Pearson is the author of a 1986 memoir, Goodbye, I Love You, about the death of her gay husband from AIDS.
Her musical, My Turn on Earth, is among the most successful Mormon musicals of all time.
Carol Lynn is an advocate for women and LGBTQ+ Mormons. Her 2007 book, “No More Goodbyes,” tells the stories of gay Mormons (and those of other faiths), coping with family, religion, and, occasionally, suicide.
This series contains discussion of suicide and suicidal ideation. If you are affected by these issues, there is help available: