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Mormons Building Bridges denied by Days of ’47 and Freedom Festival parades

For the second year in a row, Mormons Building Bridges’ proposals to participate in Salt Lake City’s Days of ‘47 Parade and America’s Freedom Festival Parade at Provo have been rejected by the events’ respective organizing committees. MBB’s entry in the Day’s of ‘47 —  Utah’s largest parade that commemorates the arrival of the Mormon…
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A Moment that Time Stood Still

A week ago was conference weekend. As with prior conferences there were statements made, some veiled, some blatant about LGBT people/members. The one that hurt the most was our being counterfeit people living counterfeit lives. I was able to push those thoughts away, thinking I had found my peace. Come forward to Pride weekend. Friends…
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Guest Post: “As Is”

            (This essay was previously published at Approaching Justice as part of their Queer Pioneer Week writing event. The author is specifically sharing now with the Mormon Building Bridges community.) I am an intensely private person. Most people who know me would probably disagree with that, but that is only…
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Statement to Utah Legislators on Behalf of Senate Bill 296

We as Latter-day Saint women are at the Utah State Capitol today to show how our faith motivates us to support Senate Bill 296. Because we believe in serving our communities, because we believe that being gay or transgender is not a choice, t​he time has come for the State of Utah to affirm that…
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LDS WOMEN TO GATHER AT UTAH CAPITOL TO SUPPORT SB100

On Thursday, February 26, 2015 at 9:30 a.m on the Utah State Capitol south steps, Mormons Building Bridges will host Latter­day Saint women as they present flowers to Senate President Wayne Niederhauser and Speaker of the House of Representatives Greg Hughes to urge their elected representatives to support statewide non­discrimination ­­ Senate Bill 100. Using…
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Mormons Building Bridges’ Steering Committee Response to LDS Church Press Conference

#BecauseWeBelieve – all our sisters, brothers, and families are inherently worthy of love and belonging in our homes, congregations, and communities – On January 27, 2015, Elders Holland, Oaks, Christofferson, and Sister Neill Marriott spoke to the press affirming both the rights of LGBT people to be free from discrimination in housing, the workplace, and public accommodation, while…
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Sit With Me Sunday–Palm Sunday

Palm Sunday is the day when Christ entered Jerusalem on a donkey. Many residents of the city believed him to be the Christ who was foretold and welcomed him by waving palm fronds. On this day we “look forward to Jesus Christ’s final, triumphal return when all the world will recognize him as Lord and…
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August, September, October Press Reports

Oct 26, 2014 Brad Kutner’s  article about Rand Irons, MBB member in Virginia, got picked up by LGBTNation. http://www.lgbtqnation.com/2014/10/building-bridges-one-gay-mormon-whos-found-his-voice/ Oct 22, 2014 Brad Kutner writes about Rand Irons, MBB member in Virginia. http://www.gayrva.com/news-views/one-gay-mormons-mission-building-bridges-here-in-richmond/   Oct 14, 2014 Christy Cottle and her son, Spencer, were interviewed by Fox News in Boise, ID. http://www.jrn.com/kivitv/news/Faith-crisis-for-homosexuality-within-the-church-279139371.html?lc=Smart   Oct 14,…
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Sunday Supplement: What We Share

Sunday Supplement blog posts are issued each Sunday as a supplement to the messages heard in our congregations and homes, with emphasis given to how the scriptures and counsel from church leaders can help us to reach out with love, empathy, and compassion to our LGBTQI/SSA sisters and brothers.  This picture is my favorite from…
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OpEd: Anti-Gay World Congress of Families Should Not Be Welcomed Here

  Erika Munson, one of the co-founders of Mormons Building Bridges, wrote this OpEd for the Salt Lake Tribune entitled “Anti-gay World Congress of Families should not be welcomed here” that appeared on Nov 2, 2014. In the article, Erika makes the case that the activities of The World Congress of Families are not in harmony with the values…
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