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LGBT Pride Month Highlights Deepening Divide Between Mormon Leadership and Members

Mitch Mayne | Posted 06.11.2016 | Queer Voices
Mitch Mayne

Since November of last year, when the church announced a policy that mandates church discipline (the process that leads to excommunication) for LGBT individuals in same-sex marriages and bars their children from baptism, church leadership has engaged in a consistent drumbeat of bigoted messages aimed at the LGBT community.

Mormons and Gays: Where Are We Now?

Mette Ivie Harrison | Posted 03.18.2016 | Religion
Mette Ivie Harrison

Today, a conversation between Mette Ivie Harrison and Kendall Wilcox, cofounder with Erika Munson of Mormons Building Bridges.

Lesbian Mayor Of Salt Lake City Is Hopeful Mormon Church Will Shift On LGBT Rights

The Huffington Post | Michelangelo Signorile | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices

Jackie Biskupski made history last week as the first openly gay or lesbian person sworn in as mayor of Salt Lake City, seat of the Church of Jesus Chr...

Rejected Gay Mormon Dads Face Painful Decision About Baptism Policy

Religion News Service | Curtis M. Wong | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices

(RNS) Paul Sautter-Walker knows what it’s like to turn away from the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. He has walked that path before. Tw...

Mormon Church Clarifies Position After LGBT Ban Sparks Outrage

The Huffington Post | Ryan Grenoble | Posted 11.13.2015 | Religion

The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints has clarified its position on LGBT couples and their children, a week after ruling same-sex couples we...

LGBT Mormons See Church's Stance On Gay Boy Scout Leaders As Another (Tiny) Step Forward

The Huffington Post | Carol Kuruvilla | Posted 08.26.2015 | Religion

The Mormon church is sticking with the Boy Scouts of America -- just as long as it is still able to ban gay adults from leadership positions. This is ...

Mormon Church Sticks With The Boy Scouts But Still Will Ban Gay Troop Leaders

Salt Lake Tribune | Carol Kuruvilla | Posted 08.26.2015 | Religion

SALT LAKE CITY – The Boy Scouts of America isn’t going to lose its largest sponsor after all. The LDS Church announced Wednesday (Aug. 26), that ...

Mormons Show Off Their Support Of LGBT Rights At Utah's Pride Festival

The Huffington Post | Carol Kuruvilla | Posted 06.10.2015 | Religion

Mormons fighting for LGBT equality showed up in full force at this year’s Utah Pride Festival, an annual celebration and pride march that occurred t...

I'm A Mormon Mom Taking A Stand For All The Gay Kids In Our Church

Diane Oviatt | Posted 05.15.2016 | Religion
Diane Oviatt

I want to find every struggling gay Mormon child and cup their faces in my hands, and tell them how loved they are, AS they are.

LDS Elder: Mormons Are Free To Back Gay Marriage On Social Media

Salt Lake Tribune | Peggy Fletcher Stack | Posted 03.17.2015 | Religion

SALT LAKE CITY (RNS) An LDS apostle reaffirmed recently that Mormons who support gay marriage are not in danger of losing their temple privileges or c...

What Really Happens When Gay Mormon Men Marry Straight Women

Salt Lake Tribune | Peggy Fletcher Stack | Posted 01.15.2015 | Religion

SALT LAKE CITY (RNS) The Mormon couples profiled on TLC’s “My Husband Is Not Gay” may find these statistics sobering: Marriages like theirs — ...

Mormon Allies Promise LGBT Christians: You Can Sit With Me At Church

The Huffington Post | Carol Kuruvilla | Posted 12.28.2014 | Religion

It’s painful to feel like an outsider -- especially during Christmas. However, it’s a feeling that LGBT members of The Church of Jesus Christ o...

Mormons Embrace Social Media To Push Back Against Church

Religion News Service | Kimberly Winston | Posted 09.16.2014 | Religion

BERKELEY, Calif. (RNS) It was a gathering that would have been unthinkable just five years ago. On a cool summer evening, in a borrowed classroom o...

Why LGBT Pride Matters to Mormons

Mitch Mayne | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices
Mitch Mayne

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.

Mormons March In Utah Gay Pride Parade 2014

The Huffington Post | Yasmine Hafiz | Posted 06.09.2014 | Religion

Utah Pride 2014 kicked off on Saturday to celebrate LGBT people with a 5K run, rallies, marches, and a festival at Washington Square. An Interfait...

Hidden Heroes: Seven Mormons Who Stand for LGBT Inclusion and Equality

Mitch Mayne | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices
Mitch Mayne

As an openly gay Mormon, I'm keenly interested in how my Mormon fellows understand their LGBT brothers and sisters.

Shoulders to the Wheel: The Most Optimistic Gay Mormon Moments of 2013

Mitch Mayne | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices
Mitch Mayne

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.

Amanda Terkel

Harry Reid On Being Mormon And Supporting LGBT Rights: 'The Church Is Changing' | Amanda Terkel | Posted 11.08.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Members of the Mormon Church were key backers of the Employment Non-Discrimination Act in the Senate, reflecting what Majority Leader Ha...

The 6 Most Optimistic Gay Mormon Moments Of 2012

Mitch Mayne | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices
Mitch Mayne

This certainly isn't an exhaustive list, and it certainly isn't perfect, but given the Mormon faith's painful history with the LGBT community, I think it's a pretty good year when we can look back and come up with any reasons to be hopeful, let alone half a dozen.

Losing My Religion Over... My Religion

Jarrett Hill | Posted 03.10.2013 | Religion
Jarrett Hill

The idea that God created me and my life perfectly but would ask me not to live it according to its reality isn't something that makes much sense to me.

Gay Mormon Moment?

Religion News Service | Peggy Fletcher Stack | Posted 01.23.2014 | Religion

By Peggy Fletcher Stack Religion News Service SALT LAKE CITY (RNS) After years of tension between Mormons and gay rights activists -- with politic...

The Mormon Call for Openness and Understanding of LGBT Issues

Mitch Mayne | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices
Mitch Mayne

It's time for the Mormon community to stop simply talking about what our Savior would do, and roll up our sleeves and actually do it. In order for LGBT Mormons to truly begin to have a different experience inside our faith, we need to move beyond words -- and begin to do things differently.

A Summer Of LGBT-LDS Love?

Joanna Brooks | Posted 09.19.2012 | Religion
Joanna Brooks

LGBT pride parades in 10 American cities are witnessing the arrival of an unlikely new contingent of gay allies: Mormons.

Calif. Man Becomes A Pioneer For Gay Mormons

Posted 11.01.2011 | Religion

By Peggy Fletcher Stack Salt Lake Tribune (RNS) Mitch Mayne is not the first openly gay person to hold a key leadership post within the all-volunt...