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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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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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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“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

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…
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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…
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Leave the 99 and Reach the One

Sacrament Talk I became a member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints when I was 14 years old. I was, and still am the only member of my family. I was raised in a loving, supportive, non-religious household. Let me explain 2 aspects that prompted my journey to faith in my youth.…
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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…
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