Author: mbb_admin1

Hailey Hannigan (Twitter handle: @hailbop_11), was asked to speak in her BYU YSA Ward.  The Mockingbirds in our Midst I find it very hilarious that I would be asked to speak today. I have never spoken in any of my singles wards (missionary talks excluded). I find this hilarious because as I was pouring over…
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Building Bridges Step By Step by Holly Abel

“Giant tears welled up in my eyes and streamed down my cheeks. As I prepared to step forward, I could hardly see where to place my foot. The tidal wave of emotion washing over, around and through me was so huge – so completely overwhelming and unexpected – I could barely breathe. Here I was,…
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MBB STATEMENT TO UTAH COUNTY COMMISSIONERS – FREEDOM FESTIVAL

Mormons Building Bridges is a community dedicated to making Latter-day Saint homes, congregations, and communities safe and welcoming for LGBTQ people.  We are a grassroots movement of Mormons whose faith in Jesus Christ calls us to show unconditional love and support to all God’s children. We are inspired by the Freedom Festival’s mission to “instill…
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A Bridge to Somewhere: Wrestling With the Policy, One Year Out

November 5, 2015 was a dark mirror of June 8, 1978. The dates, (oddly, both of them were Thursdays), are touchstones for me: I remember where I was each time I heard the news: the disbelief, the need to check in with loved ones, the media coverage. But the similarities end there. To an idealistic…
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WHY I MARCH

It’s a beautiful Sabbath morning: I am in my Sunday best meeting with friends and family who share my faith. We begin with a prayer and sing a beloved hymn. For the next two hours I won’t be in a chapel: today my congregation ­by ­choice is joining the throng in the Utah Pride parade.…
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What is MBB? Well, I’m so glad you asked.

Last night, after a long day with Nolan (3) that’s a lot of energy right there, how have we not bottled up 3 year olds energy and gotten rich? I also spent a wonderful afternoon at the Pride festival grounds here in Phoenix, AZ setting up the Hugging Booth for the weekend. The weather is…
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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…
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“Love Never Faileth”

Do you ever read the signs in front of Christian churches as you drive past? You can find hilarious collections of these spiritual messages online. Here are some of my favorites: HONK IF YOU LOVE JESUS, TEXT WHILE DRIVING IF YOU WANT TO MEET HIM. I WAS ADDICTED TO THE HOKEY­POKEY THEN I TURNED MYSELF AROUND…
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“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…
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Press Reports for October 2015

Oct 20, 2015 Erika Munson is quoted in a Peggy Fletcher Stack article in the Salt Lake Tribune. http://www.sltrib.com/lifestyle/faith/3082891-155/mormon-apostle-oaks-kentucky-clerk-wrong?page=2