Reversal of the November 2015 Policy on Gay Families

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This Reversal Lets Me Know That There Are so Many Things We Do Not Know

April 7, 2019 |

This reversal lets me know that there are so many things we do not know. We must just live to the best that we can and hope that the love of our Savior will make up for all of the unfairness we have had to endure.

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The Advocacy Work Is Not Over, There Is so Much Still to Do

April 7, 2019 |

The thing that keeps me motivated to continue to advocate for the voiceless queer members is I try to be the role model that I needed when I joined the church and questioned my place in the gospel.

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The Policy of Exclusion Is Not Who We Were Supposed to Be

April 7, 2019 |

I hoped the news hadn’t yet reached my son, but then he posted a meme online that depicted Jesus Christ and made the point that the church was keeping children from Him.

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A Door Opened, but Many Broken Hearts

April 6, 2019 |

I was excited, because a door had been opened. But then I read more and more opinions about the policy reversal. So many broken hearts, angry hearts, and bitter hearts. Because of where I was 3.5 years ago, I can’t share that pain because this policy has only affected me once.

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My Letter to President Nelson Asking for the Policy to be Dropped

April 6, 2019 |

I want my friend back. She was the most Christlike person I ever knew. She lived Christ’s teaching literally. I want all the LDS LGBTQ youth and young adults we’ve lost to suicide back too.

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I Know He Didn’t Deserve the Sad Life We Gave Him

April 6, 2019 |

The sixty-year war the Mormon Church has waged on the LGBT+ community has cost people their lives. And even those of us who are survivors have suffered tremendously.

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Returning Crumbs to the Queer Community the Church Stole a Few Years Ago

April 6, 2019 |

We, the LGBTQ+ members of the Mormon community, are inherently valuable, worthy of praise, and celebrated in God’s sight.

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It’s Not Enough to Change Policy: My Church Needs to Repent

April 6, 2019 |

Yes, this is a step in the right direction, but the process of repentance I was taught, ironically by the organization, included an apology and fixing the problems caused to the most possible extent.

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The Reversal of the Exclusion Policy Means Nothing to Me, The Damage is Done

April 6, 2019 |

I am angered, I am hurt, I am concerned for those who have lost love, lost hope, lost connection with family, lost a loved one to suicide. I used to hold the church in the highest of esteem. Now I look today at the church as the Great and Abominable Whore of the world.