I do not know if this is a real change. I just can not imagine God saying, “do not baptize your children,” and three years later, “well, it’s okay, yes, do it.” It does not seem logical to me.
Maude Adams never married, and the absence of relationships with men was used by Frohman, her producer, to create a public image of her being virtuous and innocent. It is now believed that Adams was a lesbian who enjoyed long-term relationships with two woman over the course of her lifetime.
As we close out the year 2018, it’s a good time to reflect on all that’s happened over the year. This year’s top ten posts on the Affirmation website highlight many of the events and concerns affecting the Affirmation community this year, including the transition to a new Latter-day Saint First Presidency, a response to words out of general conference, a focus on suicide prevention, and more. Here are our top ten posts for 2018.
Each of us needs to transition from confusion and discomfort to wholeness and peace, where we realize that our queerness is an intrinsic part of our worth and say, “I have worth,” and live according to that worth.
I have found another mission and opportunity to serve. I have been able to live with a new spiritual authenticity. For the last ten years, I have been holding the hands of those who have struggled like I did. I have been an advocate for equality, inclusion, diversity, and human rights.
Jena discusses being Mormon, being gay, and the realities of being in a mixed-orientation marriage. She shares how conflicted LDS people are when they realize they are gay, as the truth of that equals the truth of the gospel, and how she is trying to balance those two truths.
These stories include a gay man who was once a homeless youth who now seeks to help youth in need, a transgender woman who has found a new community within a coven of witches, a gay Navajo man who is living in two worlds, and a family providing a safe place and community for LGBTQ youth and their families.
Gay Mormon activist Peter Moosman joined the hosts of 3 Mormons, a Youtube channel on LDS beliefs, to discuss what being a gay Mormon is like. In this episode, Peter shares his activism, coming out, and some ideas on how the Church can be a more inclusive place for LGBT Mormons. Peter is best known for his “Hug a Gay Mormon” sign he holds outside of General Conference.