Posts Tagged ‘lgbtq’

Mormon News, August 15–19

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In the News LDS LOBBYIST JOINS AFFIRMATION Bill Evans, a former LDS Church lobbyist who pushed for the church’s interests in Utah’s capitol, has joined the board of Affirmation, an independent Mormon LGBTQ advocacy group. Evans met with members of Affirmation...

Mormon News, August 8–12

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In the News CLINTON PITCHES TO UTAHNS AS MORMON RUNS Hillary Clinton pitched the case for her campaign to Utahns in a rare  op-ed published in the Deseret News this week at the same time a BYU graduate and Mormon announced...

Mormon News, July 18–22

In the News CNN PROFILES MORMON LGBTQ SUICIDE CNN profiled Harry Fisher this week, a twenty-eight-year-old BYU student who took his life earlier this year after coming out as gay to his friends and family. Fisher shot himself on...

Mormon News, June 27–July 1

In the News LGBTQ SUICIDES DURING PRIDE MONTH There were online reports of at least three and as many as six LGBTQ Mormon youth suicides in the past several days. The news spread on social media as obituaries and...

Mormon News, June 14–17

In the News MORMON POLITICIAN APOLOGIZES Spencer Cox, the Republican and LDS Lieutenant Governor of Utah, apologized at a vigil on Monday for his past treatment of LGBTQ people and said his heart had changed. Cox’s comments came in...

Mormon News, April 25–29

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Tyler Glenn, the lead singer of the popular group Neon Trees, released a music video this week that uses Mormon imagery to criticize the LDS Church’s anti-gay policies. Neon Trees formed in Provo and has rocketed to commercial success...

Mormon News, April 11–15

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The Salt Lake Tribune published extensive reporting this week detailing alleged sexual assault at BYU. Some of the victims say that after they reported a sex crime, they were targeted by the Honor Code office for violations ranging from...

Mormon News, March 14–18

Latter-day Saints are now considered the most reliably Republican voters in the country, edging out even Southern Baptists and other conservative Christian groups. But when it comes to Donald Trump, the current Republican front runner, Mormons have overwhelmingly rejected...

Mormon News, February 29–March 4

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A BYU ward asked its members to post five-star reviews of the Book of Mormon on Amazon.com as a way to “do missionary work,” but the effort quickly backfired. Hundreds of other reviewers swarmed the site and gave the...

Mormon News, February 15–19

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Utah State Senator Steve Urquhart apologized this week to the state after the LDS Church issued a press release that he says effectively killed hate-crime legislation. Urquhart, a Republican, sponsored the bill and said it would offer protection to...