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.
My mom raised me to love being a girl in the twenty-first century, and I am proud to have had the same opportunities as boys my own age in sports, music and extracurricular activities.
Amidst all the ruckus, babies continue to have their diapers changed and kids are scolded and praised. -- one loving straight or gay family at a time, parents and non-parents alike, too preoccupied to read let alone heed every blow-by-blow of the partisan tug-of-war.
The slice of New York City from Central Park to Times Square down 7th Avenue, and then up Broadway to Lincoln Center, is undergoing the kind of hotel resurgence not seen in decades.
In an interview with me at the 2008 RNC, Sally Kern repeated a line she'd said before, that "we're becoming so open-minded that our brains are falling out." Well, Kern's brain must be toppling all over the sidewalk, after a federal judge in Oklahoma ruled yesterday that the state's ban on gay marriage is unconstitutional.
As an openly gay, active Latter-day Saint who just completed my calling as a priesthood leader, I'm keenly interested in the work taking place for LGBT inclusion and equality. So I'm taking a look back at 2013 and highlighting some of the strides Mormons have made on the journey to LGBT inclusion.
The state of Utah obtained some judicial relief on Monday by the U.S. Supreme Court that momentarily halted the issuance of marriage licenses to same-sex couples. It came not a moment too soon, as apparently the sky was about to fall on the entire state.
White parents that espouse "love is enough" are, in fact, doing Black adoptees a huge disservice, potentially exposing their children to a high degree of racial identity confusion and a poor ability to effectively cope with race-based mistreatment.