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Transmormon Sheds Light on Trans Members of the LDS Church

Randall Frederick | Posted 08.13.2014 | Gay Voices
Randall Frederick

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.

Why LGBT Pride Matters to Mormons

Mitch Mayne | Posted 08.09.2014 | Gay 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.

Prison Inmates Find Roots By Doing Genealogy Research For Mormons

Salt Lake Tribune | Brooke Adams and Jim Dalrymple | Posted 04.03.2014 | Religion

SALT LAKE CITY (RNS) William J. Hopkins already knew a bit about genealogy work when he arrived at the Utah State Prison in 1994, an interest that was...

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

Mitch Mayne | Posted 05.13.2014 | Gay 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 03.10.2014 | Gay 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.

PHOTOS: Mormon-Centric Utah Epicenter For Food Storage

AP | BRADY McCOMBS | Posted 12.23.2013 | Religion

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — Towering grain silos overlook the main highway in Salt Lake City at the Mormon church's Welfare Square. At grocery stores, the...

Angel Moroni Sculptor Dies

Religion News Service | Janelle Stecklein | Posted 01.23.2014 | Religion

(RNS) Karl A. Quilter, the man who designed the majority of the Angel Moroni sculptures that grace the steeples of Mormon temples worldwide, died last...

An Upward Spiral: How Mormon Hearts Are Changing With Regard to Gays and Lesbians

Mitch Mayne | Posted 01.23.2014 | Gay Voices
Mitch Mayne

Mormons are in a state of flux when it comes to the way that members think about marriage equality. Since Prop 8, literally tens of thousands of Mormons have mobilized across the country to deliver a powerful new message to the gay and lesbian community.

'We Are At The Dawn Of Acceptance Of Gays In The Church,' Says Gay Mormon Author

Salt Lake Tribune | Peggy Fletcher Stack | Posted 08.06.2013 | Religion

(RNS) Jerry Argetsinger never felt a twinge of tension between being gay and being Mormon. Nobody talked about homosexuality in his Oregon congrega...

Why Mormon Support of the BSA Decision Is a Good Thing for Gay Mormon Youth

Mitch Mayne | Posted 08.12.2013 | Gay Voices
Mitch Mayne

By acknowledging -- maybe for the first time -- that gay kids can and do correctly identify their orientation, the Mormon Church is poised to make powerful changes to protect the health of young gay Mormon boys, helping to keep our gay youth safer and happier than ever before.

Why the Boy Scouts' New Gay Policy Is Not a Win

Brynn Tannehill | Posted 07.24.2013 | Gay Voices
Brynn Tannehill

When the Mormon Church officially endorsed the Boy Scouts' new "young gays OK, grown-up gays bad" position, I pricked up my ears. I asked myself, "What does this organization have to gain from it?" Simply put: everything.

WATCH: Gay Mormons Discuss Church's Apparent Shift On LGBT Acceptance

Howard Bragman | Posted 07.13.2013 | Gay Voices
Howard Bragman

Has the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints become more accepting of the LGBT community? I and fellow panelists Dustin Lance Black, Stephen Mansfield and Troy Williams discuss.

The 6 Most Optimistic Gay Mormon Moments Of 2012

Mitch Mayne | Posted 03.11.2013 | Gay 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.

The Invisible Elephant in the Room: If Romney Loses,There Will Be One Overwhelming Reason Why

Mark Joseph | Posted 09.09.2012 | Politics
Mark Joseph

I don't think the elitists in the Republican establishment have any idea that any of this awaits them on Nov. 6 and unless they radically rethink their current approach, which is to pretend this objection doesn't even exist, they're in for a rude awakening come election day.

Stolen 'Book Of Mormon' Found In D.C.

Reuters | Posted 08.12.2012 | Books

By David Schwartz PHOENIX, June 12 (Reuters) - A rare, first-edition copy of the Book of Mormon stolen from a suburban Phoenix booksto...

The Presidency And The First American Religion

Darrin Grinder | Posted 06.09.2012 | Religion
Darrin Grinder

What should we know about this religion, this new culture born on our own continent? A quick historical glance shows a troublesome relationship between the LDS church and government.

Jaweed Kaleem

Mormons Believe U.S. Is Ready For A Mormon President

HuffingtonPost.com | Jaweed Kaleem | Posted 02.15.2012 | Religion

Former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney, arguably the nation's best-known Mormon, once was a Mormon missionary. He drinks neither coffee nor tea. His wi...

Polygamy Still Illegal In Canada!

AP | By JEREMY HAINSWORTH | Posted 11.23.2011 | World

VANCOUVER, British Columbia -- A Canadian judge ruled Wednesday that the country's anti-polygamy law is valid and that the harms polygamy inflicts on ...

LDS Elder Marlin Jensen's Prop 8 'Apology': We Need Clarification

Holly Welker | Posted 05.25.2011 | Religion
Holly Welker

What exactly does this apology mean? To what extent is Jensen empowered to apologize for the church's power structure? Will additional, more explicit, more comprehensive apologies be forthcoming?

Mormons Catch A Glimpse Of Life In The Big Leagues

Religion News Service | By Peggy Fletcher Stack | Posted 05.25.2011 | Religion

By Peggy Fletcher Stack Religion News Service SALT LAKE CITY (RNS) Mormons have been making headlines across the nation--from HBO's "Big Love" to Cal...

The Mormon Image: Do Good Individuals Equal A Good Church?

Holly Welker | Posted 05.26.2011 | Religion
Holly Welker

People think badly of the Mormon church not because they don't like its members, but because they don't like its policies, practices and teachings.