'Dog Valley' tells the story of a murdered gay man on Monday's Access Utah

Oct 12, 2021

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Our guest for the hour today is Chad Anderson. He has made a documentary film called Dog Valley which tells the story of Gordon Church, a young gay man who was kidnapped, raped, tortured and brutally murdered in rural Utah, as well as the stories of the two men who killed him, Michael Archuleta (currently on death row) and Lance Wood (currently in a minimum security prison). The film features an interview with Wood himself and delves into true crime and the long-term effects of trauma.


Chad Anderson is a licensed clinical social worker. He received his social work education at Boise State University and Eastern Washington University. He’s also a writer, author of Gay Mormon Dad: A Memoir. He lives with his two sons in Salt Lake City.