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Vulnerable LGBT Members: How You Can Help

I’m gay. I fully identify as homosexual. Every blue moon, I find a guy attractive and would happily date him, but the reality stands that there is a 99.9% chance I will marry a woman. It’s just how it is. I make no apologies for who I am. Maybe the world will be shocked when I have a temple marriage… Read more →

“Dear 14 year-old Me” by John Bonner

Dear 14 year-old me, I see you there in the pews, head bowed, lines of tears marking divides down hot, embarrassed cheeks and pooling up in blurry smudges on the pages of the hymnal as you let the sacrament pass you by because you believe you’re not worthy. I see you standing alone in front of the basement window in… Read more →

Press Reports for August/September 2015

Sep 28, 2015 Religion News Service about why Mormons still seek to cure their gayness. Conversion therapies don’t work, experts say, so why do gay Mormons still seek them out?   Sep 20, 2015 Provo Pride and MBB Hugging Booth http://www.sltrib.com/home/2968636-155/provo-pride-fest-boosts-lgbt-visibility   Sep 13, 2015 Anne McMullin Pfeffer wrote an Op-Ed for the Salt Lake Tribune about WCF meeting in… Read more →

Press Reports for July 2015

July 31, 2015 Sit With Me Sunday Scholarship listed in article about Utah Community Foundation. http://www.kcsg.com/view/full_story/26782995/article-The-Community-Foundation-of-Utah-awards-more-scholarships-than-ever-before?instance=more_local_news1 July 23, 2015 Erika Munson was interviewed for this story on the Miracle of Forgiveness. http://www.sltrib.com/lifestyle/faith/2762815-155/lds-classic-miracle-of-forgiveness-fading July 18, 2015 Gigi Ballif Arrington’s letter to the Provo Herald about MBB marching in Provo Pride Parade. http://www.heraldextra.com/news/opinion/local-guest-opinions/guest-opinion-lgbt-deserve-spot-in-provo-parade/article_fa46b652-fdaf-55c9-8b4f-0e8d43667f8e.html July 4, 2015 MBB is mentioned and there is… Read more →

Community Conversation

In light of the national legalization of same-sex marriage, we invite you to an evening in which each of us can engage with and process what this Supreme Court decision might mean for the LGBT, SSA and LDS communities, as well as for our nation at large.  (link to Facebook event) Community Conversations are an opportunity for individuals of all… Read more →

Leading with Love…Imagine the Difference

The MBB Approach. In accordance with the Gospel of Jesus Christ, the Mormons Building Bridges community is dedicated to conveying love and acceptance to all who identify as LGBTQI and those who experience same-sex attraction or gender dysphoria. Yet since it’s inception, the Mormons Building Bridges community has been criticized – some fair, some unfair – for its approach to… Read more →

Press Reports for June 2015

June 30, 2015 Doree Burt was interviewed about the Supreme Court ruling. http://www.cachevalleydaily.com/news/local/article_6388f05a-1eb4-11e5-9a59-6b93d5ddb047.html   June 19, 2015 MBB got a mention and a link to our website in the World Religion News. Mormons Attend Utah Pride Festival in Support of Equality   June 10, 2015 Huffington Post featured story on Mormons for Equality and also mentioned MBB. http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2015/06/10/mormon-signs-utah-pride-festival_n_7555238.html?1433969375   June… Read more →

Press Reports for May 2015

May 26, 2015 City Weekly’s Pride issue includes Sara Jade and an account of marching with MBB in 2012. http://www.cityweekly.net/utah/my-first-march/Content?oid=2832155   May 26, 2015 Rodney Johnson’s letter to SL Tribune about MBB marching in Days of ’47. http://www.sltrib.com/opinion/2553785-155/letter-parade-officials-need-to-catch   May 26, 2015 NewNowNext reported on MBB rejection from local parades. http://www.newnownext.com/lgbt-outreach-group-banned-from-mormon-parades/05/2015/   May 25, 2015 LGBTNation picked up the AP… Read more →