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Salt Lake City Council wants parade to rethink LGBT group’s rejection

| Saturday, June 7, 2014
The group Mormons Building Bridges,     participating in Utah Pride in 2012.
SALT LAKE CITY — The legislative arm of Salt Lake City government is formally asking organizers of Utah's biggest parade to allow a Mormon-faith LGBT group to participate in the event. City Council members in a letter made public Friday evening asked the Days of '47 Parade, which honors the Mormon pioneers’ 1847 arrival in the Salt Lake Valley.

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Mormon faith-based LGBT group rejected by parade honoring LDS pioneers

| Wednesday, May 7, 2014
Members of the Mormons Building Bridges march during the Utah Gay Pride in Salt Lake City on Sunday, June 2, 2013.
SALT LAKE CITY -- Organizers of Utah's biggest parade have turned down a float proposal from a Mormon faith-related LGBT group, citing too much potential for controversy.

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Mormon leader outlines opposition to gay marriage at church’s biannual conference

| Saturday, April 5, 2014
Scott G. Winterton, The Deseret News (AP)Neil L. Andersen of the Quorum of the Twelve speaks during the 184th Annual General Conference of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints Saturday, April 5, 2014, in Salt Lake City.
A top Mormon leader reiterated the church's opposition to same-sex marriage Saturday during the church's biannual general conference. The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints' stance on homosexuality has softened in recent years, but this marks the second consecutive conference in which leaders took time to emphasize the faith's insistence that marriage should be limited to unions between a man and a woman, "as God created."

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Mormon Church stakes out new position in Hawaii same-sex marriage debate

| Friday, September 20, 2013
Mormon Temple in Laie, Hawaii
HONOLULU -- Just weeks away from a a special session of the Hawaii legislature called by Gov. Neil Abercrombie to move forward on a bill that would legalize same-sex marriage, the Mormon church is once again calling upon its membership to get involved.

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Mormon, ex-NFL QB Steve Young wants to build bridges with gay community

| Sunday, September 15, 2013
SALT LAKE CITY — Legendary NFL quarterback Steve Young says he's a Mormon who wants to build bridges with the gay community.

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Ex-NFL QB Steve Young to speak at Mormon conference on LGBT acceptance

| Friday, September 13, 2013
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SALT LAKE CITY -- Former NFL great Steve Young will be one of the keynote speakers at a three-day conference in Salt Lake City exploring how the Mormon faith is dealing with gays and lesbians.

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Hall of Fame QB Steve Young promotes acceptance of gays in Mormon Church

| Thursday, August 15, 2013
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SALT LAKE CITY — Hall of Fame quarterback Steve Young and his wife Barbara are scheduled to give the keynote address at an upcoming conference promoting acceptance of gays and lesbians in the Mormon Church.

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More than 300 Mormon Church members march in Salt Lake City Pride

| Monday, June 4, 2012
SALT LAKE CITY -- More than 300 members of the Mormon Church joined the thousands of participants Sunday at Salt Lake City's gay pride. The group, Mormons Building Bridges, said they wanted to send a message of love to the state’s LGBT community, a message they believe is compatible with their faith, reported the Salt Lake Tribune.

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Parents of gay Mormons tell their kids, ‘It Gets Better’

| Monday, April 23, 2012
A group of Mormon parents are defending their gay children in a new "It Gets Better" video which challenges the Mormon church's disapproval of homosexuality and same-sex relationships.

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Brigham Young students reach out to young, gay Mormons: ‘It Gets Better’

| Saturday, April 7, 2012
LGBT students and straight allies at Utah's Brigham Young University on Friday released an "It Gets Better" video, adding their voice to the tens of thousands of video messages aimed at preventing depression and suicide among gay youth.

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