LDS

LGBT

The Trans Mormon Who Won't Let His Church Excommunicate Him

Broadly follows Emmett Claren as he tries to negotiate his gender identity and faith within a historically anti-LGBTQ church.
Broadly Staff
12.7.17
kids

Why Detroit Is Embracing a Mormon Halloween Tradition

"Trunk or treating" has been a thing in some corners of America for decades, but it seems to be gaining a new foothold in cities where community has frayed.
Steven T. Wright
11.1.17
50 states of art

[NSFW] This Feminist Ex-Mormon Is Bringing Floral Vagina Paintings to Utah | #50StatesofArt

Women from all over the world modeled for Jacqueline Secor's surreal archive of female anatomy's multitudes of beauty.
Beckett Mufson
1.30.17
Religion

The Ex-Mormon Exposing the LDS Church With a Whistle-Blowing Website

Ryan McKnight has a singular mission—to expose Mormon Church abuses with an anonymous Wikileaks-style site. We spoke to McKnight about what he hopes to achieve.
Sirin Kale
12.21.16
Religion

'I'm a Person, and I Deserve More': What It's Like to Escape a Polygamous Cult

In Utah, members of the Kingston Clan blend into contemporary society—but the Mormon group openly practices polygamy and incest and exploits its members financially. We spoke to former members to uncover what it's like to grow up in the religious sect...
Molly Oswaks
9.21.16
feminism

The Mormon Feminists Fighting for Women's Right to Join the Priesthood

Kristine Stolakis's new documentary, "Where We Stand," follows a stay-at-home mom turned vocal feminist advocate, as she navigates the repercussions of her unpopular activism in her predominantly Mormon suburb.
Sydney Parker
3.1.16
escapes

The Journey Out: Women Who Escaped a Polygamist Mormon Cult Share Their Story

Although its leader Warren Jeffs is spending life in jail for raping his child brides, the Fundamentalist Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints (FLDS) remains under his increasingly harsh control. Those who escape are ostracized by their family.
Molly Oswaks
1.7.16
americas

More Than 2,500 Mormons Are Resigning from the Church Over Anti-LGBT Policy

Earlier this month, the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints said it would no longer bless or baptize the children of gay parents until they renounce same-sex marriage and cohabitation after turning 18 years old.
Liz Fields
11.16.15
americas

A Gay Mormon Man and His Wife Want the Supreme Court to Know They Support Marriage Equality

A “mixed orientation” Mormon couple is upset that their remarks were used to argue against gay marriage in a brief submitted to the Supreme Court.
Colleen Curry
4.22.15
politics

Mormon Church's Newfound Support of Gay Rights Tied to Religious Exemption Law

Rights advocates argue that the church’s gay rights announcement is really about ensuring that individuals and entities can still discriminate against people based on their religious beliefs.
Colleen Curry
1.29.15
News

The Mormon Church Says It Will Support Gay Rights, on One Condition

Church leaders are willing to support LGBT rights so long as the law protects people who oppose gay marriage for religious reasons.
Allie Conti
1.28.15
Stuff

Do Mormons Care About Joseph Smith's 40 Wives?

This year the LDS church released a series of essays that quietly acknowledged some of the more sordid bits of Mormon history, including the religion's founder's polygamy.
Rick Paulas
12.29.14
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