412-414: Josh and Lolly Weed on Their Love Story, Mixed-Orientation Marriages, and LDS/LGBT Issues

John Dehlin Best of Mormon Stories, Faith Promoting Stories, LGBTQ, Marriage & Family 15 Comments

In this three part interview with Josh and Lolly Weed we discuss: Part 1: How they fell in love and decided to marry, in spite of both knowing that Josh …

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

John Dehlin Book Club, LGBTQ, Sexuality 12 Comments

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 …

372-373: Eldon Kartchner Pts. 1 & 2 – Living a Successful Mixed-Orientation Marriage, and Not Recommending It

John Dehlin Ex-Mormon Stories, LGBTQ, Marriage & Family, Top 25 LGBT 37 Comments

In parts 1 and 2 of a 4-part series, Eldon Kartchner discusses: losing his battle against same-sex attraction as a Mormon, and his experience living a successful mixed-orientation marriage as …

337: Utah Democratic Party Chair Jim Dabakis

John Dehlin Church History, LGBTQ, Politics, Top 25 LGBT 12 Comments

The grandson of Greek immigrants, Jim Dabakis moved to Utah when he was 17 to attend school at Brigham Young University. After college, Jim worked for 13 years as a …

333-336: 2011 Circling the Wagons Conference

John Dehlin Conference Audio, LGBTQ, Sexuality 7 Comments

The goal of the 2011 Mormon Stories “Circling the Wagons” conference was to create a space where LGBTQ or SSA individuals and their families and allies could gather to acknowledge, explore and honor shared experiences.

299: LDS Bishop Kevin Kloosterman’s Talk on Homosexuals in the LDS Church

John Dehlin LGBTQ, Mormon Culture 116 Comments

While we understand that nuance and context are sometimes difficult to capture in news articles, we are worried that some of the framing in this SL Tribune article (especially the headline) …

266: “Coming Out” as Gay to Mormon Parents

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Natasha Helfer Parker interviews J. Seth Anderson and his parents about what it was like for their family when Seth told them he was homosexual. Seth is a community activist and …

200-202: One Gay Married Mormon Man’s Attempt at Reparative (Conversion) Therapy

Natasha Helfer Parker LGBTQ, Marriage & Family, Mental Health 38 Comments

In this 3-part series Natasha Helfer Parker, LCMFT (The Mormon Therapist & MormonMatters.org), interviews one of her earliest clients: a married, Mormon homosexual man, coming out to his wife. Names …