Edward Jones III is an attorney and musician living in Washington, DC. He grew up Mormon in southern Idaho and central Utah. He served a mission in Paraguay and studied music composition and piano performance at BYU.|
After undergoing reparative therapy briefly, Edward read Psalm 139, realized that God would be with him no matter what, and left the church. He transferred to the University of Utah, where he studied classics with Margaret Toscano, focusing particularly on the poetry of Sappho and Catullus.
After working for Utah state government for three years, Edward studied law at the University of Iowa, served as a law clerk for a bankruptcy judge in Dallas, and worked at a Manhattan law firm. He moved to Washington, DC in 2009 and now works as an attorney for a federal government agency.
During the summer of 2012, Edward felt called to return to Mormonism as an out gay person. He began attending his local ward and now serves as priesthood pianist, substituting when needed as ward organist and Elders Quorum instructor. He blogs at www.gailymormon.com.