Search Results: suicide

Kerry L. Rutz (1959 – 2013)

March 15, 2013 |

We regret to announce the passing of Kerry Rutz, 53, who took his life in New York on February 25. Kerry grew up in an LDS family, but at age 24 he left the church.

Affinity – March 2013

March 1, 2013 |

Affirmation: Gay & Lesbian Mormons—Serving LGBT Mormons and Their Family and Friends Since 1977 Inside This Issue Our Families: Trey and Guy Affirmation Calendar Mormon LGBT/SSA Social to be Held…

Affirmation Vice President Featured on CNN

February 20, 2013 |

Affirmation Senior Vice President John Gustav-Wrathall was featured today on CNN’s OutFront show with Erin Burnett in a segment about the “Mormon influence on Boy Scouts as [the] organization reconsiders [its] gay ban.”

Homeless Man on Bench

One Night in San Francisco: Affirmation’s Two Senior Officers Homeless and on the Street

October 25, 2010 |

Neither of us will ever again be able to look through a homeless person as if he or she were invisible; we will never see a person curled up in a doorway late at night or early in the morning and not have a flashback to the night that that was us.

Christian Church

In God’s Name: The Treatment of Homosexuals by the Christian Church

March 23, 2010 |

by Terry Hiscox This article was pulled from internet archives and was originally published in 1998. Some edits and updates have been made to the original text. It’s possible information…

Carol Lynn Pearson

We Can Change History for Gay Latter-day Saints

August 1, 2008 |

Reading the various reviews of the new LDS Church-authorized book, Massacre at Mountain Meadows, prompts me to stand as witness for another tragic killing of a group of people in our community for which — when we have the benefit of history — we will be deeply ashamed.

Salt Lake Temple

PBS Documentary Describes the Gay Mormon Experience, LDS Authoritarianism

May 31, 2007 |

There’s something terribly tragic that not only Mormons, but most religions have such a hard time with the odd ducks. The bottom line is that most of us are odd to a greater or lesser extent. And embracing the odd duck to me is the measure of true religion.

Pumpkin Custard

Losing My Religion — Or, How I Baked a Custard Pudding and Lost My Belief in Mormonism

October 31, 2005 |

A huge piece I had been missing finally fell into place inside my soul and I realized with every fiber of my being that Mormonism was spiritually starving my Gay Soul to death.