A candlelight vigil will be held today, July 20, from 9:00 PM to 10:00 PM, at the Utah state Capitol to honor the life of Todd Ransom, a young man of Mormon background who took his life yesterday. Todd was 28.
Friends say Todd left behind a note reading “Sunrise – Accept This Offering.” Utah bloggers have written that this is the third gay suicide in Utah this month.
Since 2000, Affirmation: Gay & Lesbian Mormons has been raising awareness about the epidemic of suicides among LGBT Mormons. In that year we started an online memorial to remember them—whether they were Affirmation members or not.