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The Weed: Club Unicorn: In which I come out of the closet on our ten year anniversary. The Cultural Hall Podcast – The Cultural Hall Ep.21/Gay Returned Missionaries. BYU’s Gay Mormon Panel a Huge Success, Overflow Crowds Turned Away « TrevorAntley.com. Students and visitors vainly vying for seats in the full auditorium.

BYU’s Gay Mormon Panel a Huge Success, Overflow Crowds Turned Away « TrevorAntley.com

Photo courtesy Christopher C. Smith. On Wednesday night at Brigham Young University, a panel of three self-identified homosexual students and one bisexual student talked openly regarding their struggles with their sexuality and how they have coped with their same-gender attraction along with their Mormon faith. All four students were attending BYU and had committed to living Church standards and the BYU Honor Code.

On university fliers for the event, the forum was advertised as, “Everything you wanted to know about being gay at BYU but were too afraid to ask.” Held in an upstairs auditorium of the Martin Building (MARB), the university-sanctioned panel-discussion for gay, lesbian, and bisexual BYU students was met with perhaps more success than its organizers anticipated. Reactions Reactions after the event were overwhelmingly positive. What every faithful, same-sex attracted member of the church must KNOW. « Irresistible (Dis)Grace. The following is a comment I wrote in response to Well-Behaved Mormon Woman’s post “Gay and Mormon: Is it Safe Yet?”

What every faithful, same-sex attracted member of the church must KNOW. « Irresistible (Dis)Grace

I wanted to post it here as well. I hope that every faithful member, same-sex attracted or otherwise, soberly considers the weight of the church’s expectations for same-sex attracted members. For opposite-sex attracted members, the expectations focus on marriage and family. Yes, it is absolutely true that these members are expected to remain chaste. They are not supposed to misuse their divine sexual gifts outside of marriage. Gay Teen Worried He Might Be Christian. LOUISVILLE, KY—At first glance, high school senior Lucas Faber, 18, seems like any ordinary gay teen.

Gay Teen Worried He Might Be Christian

BYU Professor Speaks on the Biological Origin for Homosexuality. On Thursday, September 23 at 7 pm, William Bradshaw, Emeritus Professor in the Department of Microbiology and Molecular Biology, spoke to students, faculty, friends of the BYU community, and interested persons about the evidence for biological origins for homosexuality.

BYU Professor Speaks on the Biological Origin for Homosexuality

The event was held by permission of the department and the College of Life Sciences, but without the sponsorship of BYU, the College, or the Department. The coming out story I never thought I'd write - Life stories. I’ve read stories from people who say they always knew they were attracted to the same sex, or that they figured it out at a young age.

The coming out story I never thought I'd write - Life stories

I’m not one of them. I had practically no idea until one night in my sophomore year of high school. I was at a basketball game, and the guys around me started pointing out cheerleaders from the other team they thought were hot. I began to wonder: Why wasn’t I looking at the cheerleaders that way? And why was I sometimes noticing the other team’s players instead? Only it couldn’t be. I just didn’t fit the stereotypes of gay men. Gay Fiction Booklist That Doesn't Suck. Why I Love My Straight Boyfriend. My straight boyfriend and I say things like “I love you” to each other.

Why I Love My Straight Boyfriend

It’s serious. But in a no homo/go homo way, you know? It’s 2011, so I hope we’ve all realized that straight men are not the enemy – stupidity is. Meet my straight boyfriend D, who is: wicked smart, handsome, queer friendly, a good poet (his day job is publishing, since I know “poet” means about as much as “tooth fairy” to most of you) and well, my straight boyfriend.

Clearly I have high standards. So what exactly does a contemporary relationship between a gay man and a straight man look like? D basically talked me through my last relationship and break-up (the perks of having a straight boyfriend is that you get to cheat on him…a lot). I kind of knew things were serious with D when he sent me a love poem he wrote for me some months ago. Hiding in Uniform; Homosexuals in the Military; For Gay Soldiers and Sailors, Lives of Secrecy and Despair. Barred from military service by Defense Department regulations and threatened with investigation, interrogation and discharge, gay men and lesbians in the Armed Forces lead desperate, furtive lives reminiscent of those led by homosexuals throughout the country a generation ago.

Hiding in Uniform; Homosexuals in the Military; For Gay Soldiers and Sailors, Lives of Secrecy and Despair

The few who have openly confronted the military ban on homosexuals were severely disappointed by a recent Supreme Court decision not to hear their challenge, and some advocates say they will press to have the ban overturned in Congress. But for thousands of others who seek only to get by undetected, secrecy remains their creed. ''This is not a life you'd choose for your worst enemy,'' said a 31-year-old officer at the Miramar Naval Air Station here, who has guarded the secret of his homosexuality since his enlistment eight years ago. ''But gays are very good at camouflage. Society puts us in that role from the first moment we discover our sexuality.''

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