Growing up gay and within the Jehovah’s Witness community, Daniel Taunton says his life has been filled with isolation, sadness and trauma.
“You’re never treated like a normal human being,” Daniel says.
“Being LGBTQ [it feels like] you are on the lowest rung in society.”
The inner workings of the Jehovah’s Witnesses organisation and its impact on many former members have been investigated by the ABC’s Four Corners program.
It revealed new details of a landmark civil case being brought against the group in Australia by former members for alleged child abuse.
Daniel walked away from the religious group when he was 18. While he was not sexually abused, he believes a greater light should be shone on what he claims is the organisation’s extreme treatment of LGBTQ people.