Bravery Bulletin: A Relief Society Lesson on Inclusion
Bravery Bulletin blog posts acknowledge regular people behaving in ways befitting a disciple of Christ that are powerful in their quiet simplicity. Those spotlighted in the Bravery Bulletin are often chosen because of their gentle, and seemingly simple, acts toward LGBTQI/SSA issues and people.
“I taught the “Teaching for Our Times” lesson this Sunday, based on Bishop Causse’s talk “Ye are No More Strangers”. As an example of inclusion, I worked into the lesson my family’s volunteer involvement with OUTreach (a resource center in Northern Utah working for homelessness and suicide prevention among LGBT youth), mentioning how we came into their safe space as outsiders and were welcomed by the youth with nothing but love, acceptance and inclusion from the get-go (an example the members could follow). The women received the lesson well, but what really made my bliss complete was when one of the women approached me afterward asking how she could become a volunteer, and what she could do to support LGBT youth and OUTreach.
Woo! One more like-minded ally for the good cause!”
Shared by Anna Corinne Gentry