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Life Without Love - a (Gay) Mormon Perspective

My younger sister got engaged yesterday. <br>I got pictures of the proposal, the ring, and a bunch of smiling faces by text message while at work last …

A More Excellent Way

A few years ago, when I was preparing remarks to share during an upcoming religious service, it occurred to me that I had nothing to say. The …

Weekly Activity: Music and the Spoken Word (Queer Edition)

This past week we had the pleasure of participating in a mini fireside-type meeting in which we were privileged to have Rod Olson come speak to us …

The Room With the Universe

When I was a child you spoke of a room Where the universe sat on a throne And the stars and the planets and asteroid bands Were etched into windows …

You're taking a break from the church. Now what?

Many of the Moho's I chat with privately have either left the church all together or slowly distancing themselves.<p>I really struggled on the social …

The Landscape of Cancer: Where We're At

I've started to write this post a number of times over the past few weeks, but each time I have eventually turned away from it, unable to express ... …

Two New Blogs on the Revapolicy

Two bloggers I know and respect, Duck and Chris, are commenting on the revapolicy. Thanks to both of you for sharing your perspectives. I feel less …

A Book Review…

This is a book review. I know, super boring, right? You might be thinking, “Maybe it will start as a book review, and then turn into something really …

Introspection

I need to think.<br>In my past life, depression came often enough that I didn't have to schedule time to think about my priorities. It just happened …

Of Pornography and Peace

In a way, modern pornography caught the Mormon church off-guard, and it wasn’t because no one saw it coming. When the ‘Net was young and ruled by …

Is All That We See or Seem But A Dream Within A Dream?

I read somewhere that addiction reeks havoc on the memory banks. I experience this first hand. There are huge holes in my life and various details, …

Protect Your Bishop

What would it be like in chess if you spent the game protecting your Bishop, and not protecting your King?<p>Monday a friend and I made dinner while her …

Our youth

Every couple months it seems, Mormonism and LBGT issues intersect on the public stage and cause another stir.<br>Last week a spokesperson for the Church …

Weekly Activity: LGBTQ/SSA Media Representation

In the past, mass media often lacked diversity in terms of ethnicities, looks, and sexual identities. While our current society has come a long way …

Mornings

Mornings have a unique innocence.<br>It’s those serene moments in the<br>dim grey light of the morning,<br>where the dew is fresh on the grass,<br>and the larks and …

Baby Steps

Idk so here's two songs for all ya'll. (Second song has a long intro)<p>Hooookkaayy,<p>So my last post was about the awkwardness that was present at …

Words without action

This article patting the Church on the back for mourning with families of LGBT who have committed suicide is making the rounds. I too applaud the …

Right

I want to say that I was wrong.<br>That they aren't related. Some people have been posting about the recent uptick (again) in gay LDS suicides, but also …

Weekly Activity: Alphabet Soup

Have you met anyone who identifies as non-binary, asexual, or aromantic? At USGA last week, panelists who identify as such gave us a small glimpse …

Who has to die?

I think I know why my body is so big. There is a second person inside of me. I eat so much to keep him in. To keep him from escaping. It's my only …

The Worth of Life

During a recent conference for LGBT/SSA Mormons and their family and friends, one of the participants shared a gut-wrenching statistic: at least 32 …

A New Autistic Understanding of Empathy

Dear Self:<br>Today I had a thought.<br>I know that nothing happens in isolation. The circumstances of my life, whether big or small, personal or public, can …

The Way

In our unique position between two worlds, queer Mormons often find themselves under tremendous pressure from both the Church and the LGBT community. …

Picking up the Pieces

After the recent news that the LDS church's policy toward the Children of same-sex parents was actually a revelation instead of policy. I found …

“Asexuals Don’t Exist”: A Crash Course on Asexuality and What Not to Say

By Emelia W.<p>PLEASE NOTE: USGA seeks to create a respectful dialogue that encompasses multiple view points on the topics of faith and sexuality. The …

Why was there no policy debate over the ten commandments -- a response to Elma Tanners attempt at the debunking of LDS leadership.

For those of us playing along at home -- reading criticisms of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints through Internet channels -- let me …

What World Am I Living In?

I sometimes think I must be living in some alternate reality than some of my conservative friends and, heaven forbid, the people that are supporting …

Biden sick of how Gays are treated

"LGBT people face violence, harassment, unequal treatment, mistreatment by cops, denial of health care, isolation -- always in the name of culture. …