An Open Letter to Prop 8 Supporters

Dear Prop 8 supporters, I remember this feeling you may be feeling today, now that Prop 8 appeals have been exhausted and same-sex marriages are about to resume in California. I remember this feeling that your vote doesn’t count. The feeling that all the time, money, effort, hard work and dedication you shared didn’t matter. […]

New Lifeline for LDS Families with LGBT Children

Bob Rees is a former bishop and has spent several decades reaching out to and working with LGBT Mormons, providing resources and support. He is currently teaching Mormon Studies at Graduate Theological Union in Berkeley. LDS families have a new resource for supporting their LGBT children. The booklet, Supportive Families, Healthy Children: Helping Latter-day Saint […]

It’s Getting Better at BYU

Thanks to Kendall Wilcox, who says, “As part of the quiet launch of the farbetweenmovie.com website we’re releasing the It Gets Better video from the BYU-USGA students. Congrats to them all for sharing their story of hope for LGBT Mormon youth. Please share the video with others!”

Gay Mormons? A Summer Reading Essential

Yes, there are gay Mormons, and their stories are compelling. Brent Kerby’s put a bunch of them into one book, now available online and in paperback or on Kindles. As more people in American society find safety in sharing with friends and family that they are attracted to members of the same sex, it’s no […]

Why I Supported Prop 8

Some may question why we have this post here at Mormons for Marriage, since the website is a place where people (Mormons in particular) can come together and find community in their support of marriage equality (and, in particular, their opposition to legislation such as Proposition 8 which defined marriage as being only between a […]

Latest LDS Instructions on GLBT Issues

The LDS Church issues instructions and guidelines to local leaders in a book called the Church Handbook of Instructions.  A new version is being released this weekend, replacing the 2006 version and its updates. Local leaders, who are not professionally trained clergy, rely on a combination of worldwide satellite broadcast trainings conducted by General Authorities, […]

Got Spirit – We’re purple for Spirit Day

What is Spirit Day? Well… The idea behind Spirit Day, first created by teenager Brittany McMillan earlier this month, is a simple one, not dissimilar to the idea of “Spirit Week” held in many high schools, and can be summed up in three words: Everyone Rally Together. Spirit Day honors the teenagers who had taken […]

An answer to prayer

Bob25 wrote this comment in another thread, and I thought it was a strong enough comment to deserve its own thread. If you want to talk about Elder Packer and his position on historians (which position is also discussed in his biography, not just here on the internet), please use the thread on the talk. […]

LDS Church Response to HRC

The Human Rights Campaign (HRC) and several other organizations are delivering more than 100,000 petitions to the LDS Church today in response to the comments made by Boyd K. Packer at General Conference Sunday morning. Following are some large excerpts from the LDS statement. The full statement may be read here. My name is Michael […]

Come Out, Take Action

On the even of National Coming Out Day, this question came into the mailbox: Dear Mormons for Marriage, I am an active member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints and would like to know what can be done now in the fight for equality for all. How can I get involved and […]