Events

UPCOMING

Due to the COVID-19 outbreak, SBB Strategic Planning Committee is busy trying to create feasible ways to facilitate online meetings in support of our LGBTQ brothers and sisters during this strange and changing time. Please check back for further announcements. In the meantime, please refer to our SBB facebook group for updates for online Sunday School and other online opportunities. 

PAST EVENTS

Sit With Me Sunday will be held on Dec 21, 2014. Since this is the Sunday before Christmas, most wards/congregations will present a Christmas program. Peace On Earth, Good Will to Men (and others) usually prevails on this Sunday so visitors should feel welcome. Feel free to post any photos (taken outside) to the Mormons Building Bridges Facebook page or the Sit With Me Sunday event page.

SUNDAY, JUNE 22, 2014, 8:00AM (MST)

        • Denver, Colorado Pride Parade
          PrideFest Parade starts at 9.30 am from Cheesman Park and proceeds 14 blocks down Colfax Avenue to the festival in Civic Center Park.
          Meeting place: KING SOOPERS PARKING LOT at 9th and Downing, downtown Denver.
          Meeting time: 8 a.m. sharp. We have to walk together to our spot by 8:15
          Check in (as a group) is at 11th Ave and Race Street on the east side of Cheeseman Park. LINK to the Facebook event.

TUESDAY, MAY 20, 2014, 7:00PM – 8:30PM (MST)

        • May’s Community Conversation
          MBB facilitates these monthly conversations in public libraries along the Wasatch Front as well as hosting an on-line conversation via Google Hangout. Rather than a presentation or panel discussion, we invite people to join in civil discourse about topics of interest to the LDS and LGBTQI/SSA communities.
          This month’s conversation will focus the question of how does your faith influence your attitude toward pride parades.
          Logan Public Library
          Sandy Public Library

SUNDAY, JUNE 8, 2014, 9:30AM – 11:30AM (MST)

        • Utah Pride Parade
          Utah Pride’s theme for 2014 is Love = Love. Mormons Building Bridges’ theme is Love Is Spoken Here. The parade will consist of a six-block walk. You can view the route here. The parade line-up has not yet been assigned. We will post details as soon as we receive our group #. Participants should tentatively plan on arriving around 9:30 am. We’ll have an opening prayer at 9:55, and the marching begins at 10. Please extend a personal invitation to a friend. The more saints marching, the more hearts will be turned. If you haven’t yet done so, indicate that you are coming, at the event “Mormons Building Bridges March in the 2014 Pride Parade”. If you have more questions message Doree Burt, the MBB Steering Committee contact for Pride events.

SUNDAY, APRIL 20, 2014

        • Easter Sit With Me Sunday
          Once again, Mormons Building Bridges invites LGBTQI/SSA people to come attend church on Easter Sunday. Many have felt unsafe or unwelcome in the past so MBB tries to connect them with other members of the Church who would love to welcome a new friend into their congregation.
          Facebook event LINK

SATURDAY, APRIL 26, 2014 10:00AM-3:00PM (MST)

        • Second annual Arizona ALL Are Alike Unto God Conference
          Keynote Speaker: Tom Christofferson
          Panel Discussion: Arizona LGBT/SSA Mormons & Family 

          Opportunities for Sharing
          Inspiring Music
          For More Information and to Register, free of charge,
          Please visit www.ALLArizona.org
          LINK to Facebook event

TUESDAY, APRIL 15, 2014, 7:00PM – 8:30PM (MST)

        • April’s Community Conversation
          MBB facilitates these monthly conversations in public libraries along the Wasatch Front as well as hosting an on-line conversation via Google Hangout. Rather than a presentation or panel discussion, we invite people to join in civil discourse about topics of interest to the LDS and LGBTQI/SSA communities.
          This month’s conversation will focus on generating topic ideas for future conversations.
          LINK to this month’s location.

FRIDAY, APRIL 4, 2014, 7:30PM – 10:00PM (MST)

        • Spring Pre-General Conference Gathering
          Join us for the 2nd Annual Spring Pre-General Conference Gathering for LGBT Mormons, Families & Friends. Last year we heard from Greg Prince and Michael McLean. Our Keynote Speaker this year is Tom Christofferson and our music will be by the Utah County Men’s Choir, Lisa Tensmeyer Hansen, Director.
          Where: Hilton Salt Lake City Center
          7:30pm Gather and Mingle
          8:00pm Program Begins Promptly
          9:00pm Desserts & Socializing
          LINK to Facebook event.

SATURDAY, MARCH 22, 2014, 7:00PM (MST)

        • North Star 2014 Spring Fireside
          Speakers: Sarrah Hurst Groves & George Slaughter
          Special Musical Number: Neil Wyatt accompanied by Toffer Hansen (piano) & Bryant Baird (violin)
          Where: 2675 E. Mount Jordan Rd. Sandy, Utah 84092
          LINK to Facebook event

FEBRUARY 18, 2014, 7:00-8:30PM (MST)

  • February Community Conversation
    HOW DO I WANT LGBT ISSUES DISCUSSED IN MY CHILD’S SCHOOL?
    Community Conversations are an opportunity for individuals of all backgrounds and philosophies to join in civil discourse about issues of interest to the LGBT and LDS communities. These conversations are facilitated once a month, by members of Mormons Building Bridges, in public libraries along the Wasatch front. Community Conversations are not presentations or panel discussions; they are genuine conversations that are grounded in the conviction that the human experience is complex and progress only comes when we listen, love, and seek to understand.
    Facebook event LINK.
    Shareable e-flier LINK.
    Conversation Handout.

FEBRUARY 22, 2014, 8:00PM (MST)

  • February LDS/LGBTQI/SSA  Monthly Social
    MBB/Affirmation/Family Fellowship/USGA/North Star all invite you to participate in this special monthly social that will be held in conjunction with the Circling the Wagons conference taking place on February 21-22 in Salt Lake City. Come spend some time with your LGBTQI/SSA and straight LDS family!
    More details to come.
    Follow this LINK to the Facebook event.

JANUARY 21, 2014, 7:00 – 8:30pm (MST)

                • Community Conversation sponsored by MBB
                  Topic question: “Should the Utah legislature pass the Utah Housing and Employment Opportunity Act?”
                  Community Conversations are held at public libraries along the Wasatch front and online via Google Hangout & YouTube.
                  LINK to a shareable e-flyer.
                  LINK to the Facebook event.
                  LINK to this month’s handout that will be discussed in the Community Conversations.

JANUARY 31, 2014, 6:30PM (MST)

  • January LDS/LGBTQI/SSA  Social
    MBB/Affirmation/Family Fellowship/USGA all invite you to come out for a night of ice skating at Gallivan Center in Salt Lake City. Come have fun, show off your skills, and spend some time with your LGBTQI/SSA-LDS family!
    Hot chocolate and donuts will be provided.
    LINK to Facebook event.

FEBRUARY 1, 2014, 10:00AM-12:00PM (MST)

  • Safe and Sound Volunteer Meeting
    Laurie Motta Eccleston has agreed to be a primary presenter for the meeting. She is the mom of our second host home and on the board of Ogden PFLAG. She has visited 5+ high schools in Davis county sharing information about LGBT issues with school counselors, and we will be organizing to follow that same pattern throughout the region and eventually the state. When that’s done, we’ll discuss other tasks.
    At the  Salt Lake City Public Library
210 East 400 South, Salt Lake City, Utah 84111
View Map · Get Directions
LINK to Facebook event.

FEBRUARY 1, 2014, 6:30PM (MST)

      • LDS North Ogden Stake Fireside
        Featured Speaker: Elder Craig G. Fisher
        North Ogden 10th Ward Building
        787 East 1700 North,
        North Ogden, Utah 84404
        Sunday Dress
        Pot Luck Refreshments
        **Every three months a fireside is held in North Ogden for spiritual and social support to Latter-day Saint men, women and other family members and friends who are touched in some way by the issue of same-gender attraction.
        Shareable link.