Rainbow Mormon Initiative Launch

Tomorrow will begin the Rainbow Mormon Initiative, founded by my colleague Dr. Kristy Money.  This is an initiative meant to provide all Mormons a chance to show their concern, love and support for the LGBT+ members of our church community by wearing a rainbow pin (or other clothing item) on Sundays (whether you attend church [Read More…]

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A Mama Dragon’s Support for Tyler Glenn

Today’s guest post is written by Lori Bolland Embree. Opinions shared on guest posts may not completely reflect the positions of the blog’s author.   Lori Bolland Embree is a feminist ginger from Parker Idaho, raised by a Lutheran father and an LDS mother. She was a high school teacher and debate coach for many years, and [Read More…]

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Where is the Church’s Accountability?

Thank you to Peter Moosman for today’s guest post. Opinions shared on guest posts may not completely reflect the positions of the blog’s author.   Peter Moosman is a life-long member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, served in the Great Kentucky Louisville Mission and came out as gay last year. He graduated [Read More…]

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How can you stand by the evils of homosexuality?

How can you call yourself a member of our Church when you stand by the evils of homosexuality spoken of in scripture? I received this question after posting the following link on my Facebook page: Watch Neon Trees’ Tyler Glenn Slam Mormon Church in New Solo Video Tyler Glenn, a recently active and devoted LDS [Read More…]

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LGBT Research Study Participants

The following was shared with me by an AASECT colleague.  Feel free to share with anyone who would fit the description.  Thank you! *We are recruiting participants for our research study: Sexual Minority Adults from Religious Families: Relational Determinants and Health Outcomes.We are looking for adults (18 years and older) who identify as lesbian, gay, [Read More…]

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Suicide Awareness and Prevention: 10 Things We All Can Do

It’s one thing to advocate for awareness of the discrimination against LGBTQ members that is currently happening within our church – and the devastating results that often follow.  This is a great first step.  Information, stories, critiques and opinions need to continue to be forthcoming. It’s another thing all together to figure out what we, [Read More…]

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Double Binds Hurt Us

The Deseret News published a lengthy article today, LDS Church Leaders Mourn Reported Deaths in Mormon LGBT Community, addressing the number of reported suicides among LDS LGBT youth since the policy announcement of last November.*  Much of what was stated was very useful information: the interplay between depression/despair and environmental factors (i.e. family/community rejection, bullying, [Read More…]

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Guest Post re LGBT Policy

The following is published with permission and written by Wiktoria Heinz, MD.  Dr. Heinz is a trauma doctor in Sweden and Finland where she works at level 1 hospitals and a member of the Church for 30 years. I’ve been pondering deeply about how I’m going to phrase this. People sometimes ask me if it’s [Read More…]

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Why Pour Salt in Wounds?

I am once again left confused and flabbergasted as we see the continual insistence by our LDS leaders to address our LGBT community in ways that harm, ostracize and marginalize.  Elder Nelson’s insistence that the new policies affecting gay members and their families is the will of the Lord in his most recent address to [Read More…]

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How do we Support our Gay Teen?

Our teenager has come out to us as possibly being gay. We are pretty sure he is and want to be supportive in the way we respond. We have told him that we will love him no matter what. Now he is retracting what he said and asked a girl out to the prom, telling [Read More…]

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