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

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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. …

845-847: Tom Christofferson – That We May Be One

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Our special Christmas Morning release on Mormon Stories Podcast includes an interview with Tom Christofferson about his book “That We May Be One.” Tom shares the story of voluntary excommunication …

809-811: Mike Norton (NewNameNoah) Tells His Story

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Whether you love him, are troubled by him, or don’t quite know what to make of him, our listeners need to hear these episodes of Mormon Stories with Mike Norton—known …

777-778: Losing the Lamanites – Gabriel Misla (Puerto Rico)

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Continuing our series on “Losing the Lamanites,” we interview Gabriel Misla from Puerto Rico.  In this interview we cover: Gabriel’s experience joining the Church as a young man in the …

775-776: Mormon Stories Interviews Fired BYU-I Professor & LGBT Ally Ruthie Robertson

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Ruthie Robertson ignited a nationwide firestorm when she revealed she was fired as an adjunct professor at BYU-Idaho for an LGBTQ-supportive Facebook post on her private page.  During these episodes …

770-773: Laurie Lee Hall – Standing in my truth, Walking in my faith

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In these episodes of Mormon Stories, we interview former LDS Stake President and LDS Chief Architect Laurie Lee Hall. Laurie Lee’s story is fascinating on many levels: Laurie Lee worked …

759: The Courage of Savannah

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In this episode of Mormon Stories we interview Savannah and her mother, Heather.  Savannah recently generated international media attention when she came out as gay to her Mormon ward (congregation) in …

743: London Flynn – Transitioning from male to female as a post-Mormon teen

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Concluding our series on Transgender/Intersex issues within Mormonism, we interview London Flynn.  London discusses her transition from male to female as a post-Mormon teen, including: Her desires and behaviors she …

740: Alex Autry – Transitioning from female to male as a post-Mormon teen

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In this episode of Mormon Stories, we continue our series on Transgender/Intersex education within Mormonism by interviewing Alex Autry.  Alex discusses his transition from female to male as a post-Mormon …

735-738: Kimberly Anderson’s Journey from Living 45 Years as a Mormon Man to Living Openly as a Woman

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Kimberly Anderson is a self-actualized woman who has made the change from living for 45 years as a Mormon man to living openly as a woman.  Before her transition, she …

731: Meg and Jake Abhau’s meeting with LDS Apostle D. Todd Christofferson about LGBT issues

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As part of our series on meetings with Mormon General Authorities, we interview Meg and Jake Abhau as they relay the story of their September 2013 meeting with Mormon Apostle …

727-730 Nicki and Lance Miles’ epic Mormon transition and their meeting with Elder Marlin K. Jensen

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As part of our series on meetings with Mormon General Authorities, we interview Lance and Nicki Miles. Lance and Nicki’s story four-part story has so many compelling (and epic!) components, including: …

721-722: Utah’s Escalating Suicide Crisis and LDS LGBT Despair

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Panelists Wendy & Thomas Montgomery and Daniel Parkinson delve into topics related to Utah’s escalating suicide crisis and the feeling of despair that many LDS LGBT individuals experience. Part 1: …

701-704: Kim Sandberg Turner, Founder of WOCA – Navigating a Mormon faith transition as a grandparent

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Kim Sandberg Turner is the founder of Women of a Certain Age (WOCA) – a network of support communities for 40+ post-Mormon women.  In this four part episode, Kim discusses: Part …

693-696: Nadine McCombs Hansen – Progressive Mormon Pioneer

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Nadine McCombs Hansen has been championing progressive causes within Mormonism for over three decades.  Some of her efforts include: Supporting the Equal Rights Amendment as a Mormon mother, including interactions …

680-681: Stephen Urquhart – Former Utah State Senator on LDS Church Influence in the Utah Legislature

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Stephen Urquhart was raised in Houston, Texas, where he and his family converted to the LDS church after the suicide of his older brother.  After serving an LDS mission in …

650-652: One Ordinary Family’s Extraordinary Mormon Transition

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In this epic, three-part interview with Paul, Lisa, and Kyle, we learn about one ordinary Mormon family’s extraordinary Mormon transition. Topics covered in this episode include: Living as an orthodox …

649: Sam Young – Living the Law of Common Consent by Voting Opposed

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Sam Young lived as an orthodox Mormon for several decades, including a full term as an LDS bishop and many years as a stake high counselor. After stumbling on the …

648: Missionaries Pt. 6: Jacob Hampton – Sent Home Early for Cuddling with Zone Leader

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Jacob Hampton realized he was gay only a few months before he left for his LDS mission. He served in the San Jose, Costa Rica mission from August 2012 to …

645: Missionaries Pt. 3: Mike Woodruff – Gay, Abused on Mission, PTSD, Early Return

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Mike Woodruff knew that he was attracted to men by age 14. After consulting with his LDS bishop, he was told that his “same-sex attraction” would “resolve itself” once he …