Opinion

Two Degrees off Center: The Job Interview

Two Degrees off Center: The Job Interview

All of us approach general conference in our own way, based on where we are and what is right for us. That’s between us and God or our higher power. Keep an open mind, and allow yourself the opportunity to discover something you didn’t know before that speaks truth to you. The source may surprise you.

Two Degrees off Center: Looking Beyond the Obvious

Two Degrees off Center: Looking Beyond the Obvious

In today’s world, it’s so common to dig in our heels and make it an “us vs them” issue. People are no longer sitting on the same bench looking at the problem on the field. We’re on opposite sides of the field, the problem separating us, and we focus on beating the opposition instead of solving the problem.

Two Degrees off Center: The Coming Out that Wasn’t

Two Degrees off Center: The Coming Out that Wasn’t

“Suddenly I was in a totally new world. Doors opened to new rooms I never realized I had. The lights came up, but I didn’t want it to end. I’d discovered something new about me that was an authentic part of who I was. I didn’t fully understand it yet, but I knew it would be a part of me and change my life forever.”

Nathan Kitchen

Identifying Supportive Communities as an LGBTQ Mormon

Go and find your Waters of Mormon community in the way that feels safe and nourishing for you. Many supportive communities exist that allow you to either begin fresh or coexist with your existing communities where you still feel comfortable.

Two Degrees off Center: Dress Code

Two Degrees off Center: Dress Code

When did conformity become more important than the freedom that Christ paid for through his atoning sacrifice? What would Jesus say to those so wrapped up in the color of shirts worn to church? This month, Rich Keys shares some experiences and imaginings on these questions.

Two Degrees off Center: The Gay Horse in My Life

Two Degrees off Center: The Gay Horse in My Life

What does it really mean to bridle your passions? Is it merely avoiding what is preached as things you “shall not” do, or is there perhaps another way of bridling our passions that is more meaningful than staying away from the things we’re told we’ve been taught we shouldn’t do?

Dear 14-Year-Old Me

Dear 14-Year-Old Me

“I see you pleading…night after night on calloused knees to have these feelings taken away from you…Believing the world would be better off without you…I want you to know something. Something that will be hard for you to believe right now…You are loved. You are worthy. You are beautiful. You are enough.”

Encouragement to Extend the Invitation

Encouragement to Extend the Invitation

Getting married to a man was hard for my family, but they were really great. I invited all my siblings and even some of my extended family. That being said, I was selective about who I invited. I didn’t feel the need to invite people that I didn’t feel particularly close to or people that I felt wouldn’t be supportive or happy on the day. My parents were still on the fence about things a bit, I think, but they were willing to come to support me and now they love my husband a lot. 

On the Ethics of Mixed-Orientation Marriages

On the Ethics of Mixed-Orientation Marriages

Laura Skaggs Dulin discusses the ethical challenges of mixed-orientation marriages through her experience as a licensed marriage and family therapist and as a gay woman in a mixed-orientation marriage of her own, including how she grieved the loss of a relationship that would never happen.