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Building Bridges: One gay Mormon who has found his voice

Saturday, October 25, 2014
Rand Irons
Rand Irons looks ready for a black name tag and matching conservative grey suit. But you won’t see him walking door to door with Mormon Church pamphlets in hand, nor will he get his chance to travel the world in the name of his faith spreading the message of the [...]

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Some Mormons pushing church to become more accepting of gay members

Sunday, October 12, 2014
Members of Mormons Building Bridges march during the Utah Gay Pride Parade, in Salt Lake City on June 8, 2014. Court decisions this week paving the way for same-sex marriage to become legal in dozens of states, including Mormon strongholds like Utah, Idaho and Nevada, have emboldened a growing group of Latter-day Saints who are pushing the conservative church to become more accepting of gay members.
SALT LAKE CITY -- Court decisions this week paving the way for same-sex marriage to become legal in dozens of states, including Mormon strongholds like Utah, Idaho and Nevada, have emboldened a growing group of Latter-day Saints who are pushing the conservative church to become more accepting of gay members. [...]

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Mormon leader reiterates opposition to gay marriage at biannual conference

Saturday, October 4, 2014
People fill their seats in the Conference Center before the start of opening session of the two-day Mormon church conference Saturday, Oct. 4, 2014, in Salt Lake City.
SALT LAKE CITY -- A high-ranking Mormon leader reiterated the church's opposition to gay marriage, but he urged members to be gracious toward those who believe differently. Dallin H. Oaks of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints' Quorum of the Twelve said Saturday during the faith's biannual conference... Bu [...]

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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 [...]

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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 [...]

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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
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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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