The Haywards were conservative Mormons who were not sure how to respond to their child when she came to them, confused that she felt like two people -- the boy she saw in the mirror and the girl she knew herself to be.
While Book of Mormon continues to conquer audiences with its disarming blend of raw heart and blasphemy, another excellent and equally subversive play about the Mormon faith will soon have its East Coast premiere at this year's New York International Fringe Festival.
The last few weeks have been turbulent, with many middle-ground and progressive Mormons expressing dismay that the church would do such a thing in the 21st century, and many traditional Mormons articulating their belief that Kate got what she deserved.
The LDS Church is not a democracy, no matter how much the church depends on the laity, and it will not suffer challenges to its authority silently, particularly from women making claims to their rights.
Like many Mormons, the recent excommunication of Mormon feminist activist Kate Kelly put me at a loss for words. But when all is lost, Mean Girls explains everything.
Although not a member of the LDS church, as a Christian who desires equality for women in all strands of the tradition, I stand in solidarity with Kate Kelly.
Herewith a recent history of the Mormon Church...
Meeting Justin Utley is like catching up with one of your closest friends, as his calm-but-confident energy puts you instantly at ease. I met him in Dublin, a day after his flight from New York to start off his Irish and UK tour. His musical beginnings are not like most other touring Americans who travel abroad.
What is it about Pride that makes Mormons so excited? I decided to ask my Mormon fellows that very question. I think you'll enjoy their responses as much as I did. After all, nothing I could compose could compare to the heartfelt messages I received in response to my question.
Shavuot reminds Jews of our religious roots and obligations. America, though, is anchored in a dedication to liberty for all citizens no matter what they believe. This is what unites us in a civic heritage no religious tradition ever can or should try to duplicate.
If one accepts symbolism, then the idea of Mother Nature, is surely the feminine aspect of reality. And as global chaos reminds us every day, the Moth...
As an openly gay Mormon, I'm keenly interested in how my Mormon fellows understand their LGBT brothers and sisters.
What's funny, in a macabre way, is the effort to re-impose religion's will is dressed up as the next chapter in the same civil rights struggle that cleansed the public square of the zealot's self-proclaimed authority to begin with.
The obituary notice of a four-term California assemblyman who died at 86 the other day brought back memories of an odd and jarring time in my youth wh...
In this week's issue, Lila Shapiro travels to Salt Lake City, Utah, to talk to recently married gay couples in the state.
So on Tuesday February 18, Huffington Post ran a story with the headline "Disney's 'Frozen' Slammed By Mormon Grandmother For 'Gay Agenda To Normalize Homosexuality.'" With a title like that how could I not read the piece? I was completely blown away by what I read.