874-876: Chad Anderson discusses his new book – Gay Mormon Dad

Mormon Stories Book Club, LGBTQ, Marriage & Family, Mental Health, Sexuality, Top 25 LGBT 3 Comments

In this Mormon Stories interview, we meet with Chad Anderson—a licensed clinical social worker in the Salt Lake City area and author of his newly released book, Gay Mormon Dad. …

843-844: Analyzing LDS Church Statements About Clergy Interviews

Mormon Stories Current Events, Marriage & Family, Sexual Abuse, Sexuality 16 Comments

In this Mormon Stories Podcast episode, an all-star panel analyzes recent LDS Church Statements regarding “Clergy Interviews.” Panelists include Bishop Sam Young, LDS mother Jamie Hanis-Handy, attorney Brynne Thomas Gant, …

831-833: Mormon Leaders and Inappropriate Interviews Regarding Sexuality Parts 4-6

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Concluding our series on Mormon leaders and inappropriate interviews regarding sexuality, we provide 4 more mini-interviews with Mormon Stories listeners who share their experiences discussing sexual matters with LDS leaders. …

826: The Weinstein #MeToo Movement, from a Mormon Context – Mehrsa Baradaran

Mormon Stories Current Events, Sexuality, Top 10 Women, Women & Feminism 16 Comments

In response to recent news stories involving Harvey Weinstein, Al Franken, Roy Moore, etc. – on the topics of sexual harassment, assault, rape, groping, etc., University of Georgia law professor …

821-823: Mormon Leaders and Inappropriate Interviews Regarding Sexuality Parts 1-3

Mormon Stories Current Events, Disciplinary Councils, Sexuality 37 Comments

Beginning our series on Mormon leaders and inappropriate interviews regarding sexuality, we provide 6 mini-interviews with Mormon Stories listeners who share their experiences discussing sexual matters with LDS leaders.  A …

762-764: Natasha Helfer Parker – Mormon Sex Therapist

Mormon Stories Marriage & Family, Mental Health, Progressive Mormonism, Sexuality, Top 15 Mental Health, Top 25, Top 8 Sexuality 13 Comments

In this three-part series on Mormon Stories, we interview the fabulous Natasha Helfer Parker, MFT, CST — host of Mormon Mental Health podcast — to finally hear her “Mormon story.” This interview covers: …

715-716: Mormon Singles and Sexuality

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In this two-part episode, Dr. John Dehlin and his wife Margi hold a panel discussion with Kristin Marie, Michelle Ross, Paul Smith, and Ryan Stott.  The panel navigates topics that include …

663: A Very Rough, Unplanned, and Informal First Discussion about Mormon and Post-Mormon Polyamory and Consensual Non-Monogamy

John Dehlin Disciplinary Councils, Ex-Mormon Stories, Excommunication, Sexuality, Top 8 Sexuality 108 Comments

On a recent trip from New Jersey to Vermont with Mormon Therapist Natasha Helfer Parker and Dr. Gina Colvin we decided to have a rough, unplanned, unrehearsed, and VERY informal first …

636: Rape in Mormon Culture

John Dehlin Mormon Culture, Sexual Abuse, Sexuality, Top 15 Mental Health, Women & Feminism 43 Comments

In this episode Dr. John Dehlin and Lindsay Hansen Park (Feminist Mormon Housewives, Sunstone, Year of Polygamy, Color of Heaven) host a panel discussion about rape within Mormon culture.  The …

625-626: Surviving Reparative Therapy with Alex Cooper, “Saving Alex” Author

John Dehlin Book Club, LGBTQ, Sexuality, Top 25 LGBT, Women & Feminism 26 Comments

This is a recording of my interview with Alex Cooper recorded on March 16, 2016 at Velour in Provo, Utah.  Alex Cooper, along with Dr. Joanna Brooks, are the co-authors …

624: Kate Kelly on Life After Excommunication, Safe Sex, and Women’s Reproductive Rights

John Dehlin Excommunication, Sexuality, Women & Feminism 55 Comments

In this Mormon Stories Live! episode recorded at Club/Cafe at 50 West on March 9, 2016, I interviewed Kate Kelly about the following: Life since her excommunication, including her divorce …

620: Pathways to Health and Healing for Lesbian, Gay, and Bisexual Mormons – A Study of 1612 LGBT Mormons

John Dehlin LGBTQ, Sexuality, Top 15 Mental Health, Top 25 LGBT 7 Comments

This episode is a re-broadcast of the Mormons Building Bridges Community Conversation featuring Dr. Bill Bradshaw and Dr. John Parkinson Dehlin as they summarized the major findings from their 2011 …

559-560: Michael Adam Ferguson, J Seth Anderson, and their Fight Against Gay Conversion Therapy

John Dehlin LGBTQ, Sexuality, Top 25 LGBT 52 Comments

J Seth Anderson and Michael Adam Ferguson were catapulted into the public spotlight when they became the first same-sex couple to be legally married by the state of Utah. Seth …

459: Confessions of a Latter-day Virgin by Nicole Hardy

John Dehlin Book Club, Ex-Mormon Stories, Sexuality, Women & Feminism 32 Comments

In this podcast, Heather Olson Beal interviews Nicole Hardy, author of the stunningly beautiful memoir, Confessions of a Latter-day Virgin, with readers and fans Claire, Mel, and Maren. From amazon.com: …

402-405: Brian C. Hales – Joseph Smith’s Polygamy

John Dehlin Apologetics, Joseph Smith, Polygamy, Sexuality, Top 10 Polygamy 91 Comments

Part 1: Dr. Brian C. Hales refutes Grant Palmer’s podcast and article on sexual allegations against Joseph Smith. Click here to obtain the PowerPoint presentation for this podcast. Click here to listen to …

389-391: Top 10 Mormon Mental Health Issues

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In this 3-part interview with Natasha Helfer Parker we launch a new podcast initiative called “Mormon Mental Health.”  For this episode we discuss the top 10 (or 11) mental health issues …

388: Carol Lynn Pearson and “the Hero’s Journey of the Gay and Lesbian Mormon”

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As part of a new podcast initiative called “Gay Mormon Stories” (in cooperation with Mormon Stories Book Club) we interview the beloved poet, playwright, LGBT activist and Mormon author Carol …

380: 2012 New York City Conference Pt. 2 with Elna Baker

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Elna Baker speaks at the 2012 Mormon Stories conference in New York City.

362: Overcoming Pornography Addiction

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In this episode, Tony discusses his approach for overcoming pornography addiction within a Mormon paradigm.

350-352: Dance Champion Benji Schwimmer

John Dehlin LGBTQ, Sexuality, Top 10 Exmormon, Top 25, Top 25 LGBT, Top 26 Faith Crisis 155 Comments

Benji Schwimmer is a world renowned dancer and choreographer. He is best known for winning Season 2 of the hit tv show So You Think You Can Dance. In this 3-part interview, Benji discusses the following: Part 1: His early years, and his LDS mission experience, Part 2: His experiences on So You Think You Can Dance, and Part 3: His attempts to come to terms with his sexuality and his LDS faith.