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Bob Rees is a former bishop and has spent several decades reaching out to and working with LGBT Mormons, providing resources and support. He is currently teaching Mormon Studies at Graduate Theological Union in Berkeley.
LDS families have a new resource for supporting their LGBT children. The booklet, Supportive Families, Healthy Children: Helping Latter-day Saint [...]
Thanks to Kendall Wilcox, who says, “As part of the quiet launch of the farbetweenmovie.com website we’re releasing the It Gets Better video from the BYU-USGA students. Congrats to them all for sharing their story of hope for LGBT Mormon youth. Please share the video with others!”
Yes, there are gay Mormons, and their stories are compelling. Brent Kerby’s put a bunch of them into one book, now available online and in paperback or on Kindles.
As more people in American society find safety in sharing with friends and family that they are attracted to members of the same sex, it’s no surprise [...]
Some may question why we have this post here at Mormons for Marriage, since the website is a place where people (Mormons in particular) can come together and find community in their support of marriage equality (and, in particular, their opposition to legislation such as Proposition 8 which defined marriage as being only between a [...]
The LDS Church issues instructions and guidelines to local leaders in a book called the Church Handbook of Instructions. A new version is being released this weekend, replacing the 2006 version and its updates. Local leaders, who are not professionally trained clergy, rely on a combination of worldwide satellite broadcast trainings conducted by General Authorities, [...]
What is Spirit Day? Well…
The idea behind Spirit Day, first created by teenager Brittany McMillan earlier this month, is a simple one, not dissimilar to the idea of “Spirit Week” held in many high schools, and can be summed up in three words: Everyone Rally Together.
Spirit Day honors the teenagers who had taken their [...]
Bob25 wrote this comment in another thread, and I thought it was a strong enough comment to deserve its own thread. If you want to talk about Elder Packer and his position on historians (which position is also discussed in his biography, not just here on the internet), please use the thread on the [...]
The Human Rights Campaign (HRC) and several other organizations are delivering more than 100,000 petitions to the LDS Church today in response to the comments made by Boyd K. Packer at General Conference Sunday morning.
Following are some large excerpts from the LDS statement. The full statement may be read here.
My name is Michael Otterson. [...]
On the even of National Coming Out Day, this question came into the mailbox:
Dear Mormons for Marriage,
I am an active member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints and would like to know what can be done now in the fight for equality for all. How can I get involved and what [...]
This question was posed at General Conference Sunday morning: “Why would God allow his children to be born homosexual?”
Why would God allow his children to be born poor? or right-handed? or green-eyed? or Mormon? or Jewish? or Muslim? or rich?
Maybe it doesn’t matter. Maybe, just maybe, God loves us, no matter how, where [...]
The deadline is approaching for your chance to Stand Up against suicide, and for understanding. Come and join us in San Francisco October 8-10 as we work together with Affirmation, the Foundation for Reconciliation, Family Fellowship and others trying to make a safer, more welcoming place for our LGBTQ friends and family.
Friday October 8th [...]
Joshua is an active Latter-day Saint in the San Francisco Bay Area. In 2009, he was sealed to his spouse in the Oakland temple and currently serves in his ward’s Elder’s Quorum Presidency. In 2007, he came out as a gay Mormon. He discusses the challenges of a mixed-orientation marriage in light of the fight [...]
Mitch Mayne is a gay Latter-day Saint living in the San Francisco Bay Area. He originally shared this story as part of a group of meetings in the Oakland and Walnut Creek, California Stakes. He is currently writing a book about his experiences growing up as a gay Mormon, and this writing will appear [...]
A quiet morning at the park. A candle is lit, and then another. The scent of roses and early morning among the redwoods fills the air. A voice sings through the dimness. Another joins. A chorus of harmonies swells and then dissolves to silence as a speech is given. Time to remember. Time to pray. [...]
Guest poster Steve M. is originally from Southern California. He attended Brigham Young University, and currently lives on the East Coast. He is an active Mormon, serving as a Primary Teacher in his local ward.
Like so many others, I was distraught as I watched the Proposition 8 campaign unfold in California. Although churches and their [...]