LDS Church re-evaluating involvement with Boy Scouts

The Boy Scouts of America ended a ban on gay adult leaders on Monday. While the decision allows for church-sponsored Scout troups to exclude gay leaders on religious stances, the LDS Church released a statement Monday saying it would re-evaluate its involvement with BSA. “The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints is deeply troubled […]

Mama Dragons breathe fire for their gay Mormon kids

Like many other Mormon mothers in Utah County, Yvett Zobel is in the middle of a journey she never expected to take. “I never dreamed I’d be where I am now,” said Zobel, a Highland mom of four. “This journey of having a gay son has been a huge blessing and adventure.” After her 19-year-old […]

Same-sex marriages prohibited in LDS Church’s meetinghouses

The LDS Church will not perform same-sex marriage ceremonies in their meetinghouses, nor will they allow receptions or other events associated with same-sex marriages, according to instructions sent to LDS congregational leaders throughout the United States on Friday afternoon. On Dec. 20, 2013, a federal district judge in Salt Lake City found Utah’s law prohibiting […]

Utah Valley gay couples not surprised by marriage stay, but still have hope

A decision Monday morning putting a stop to same-sex marriages in Utah — at least temporarily — may have thrown some Utah Valley families into legal marriage limbo. The U.S. Supreme Court granted request by Utah to halt same-sex marriages in the state. The state asked the court to put a stop to the marriages […]

BYU student earns Trevor Project award for LGBT suicide prevention projects

PROVO — Just nine months after joining the Trevor Project to aid in suicide prevention, BYU senior Adam White is receiving the Trevor Project’s Youth Innovator Award for his help in making the Trevor Project a part of Utah. “I’m receiving an award from the Trevor Project because they were impressed and wanted to recognize the effort I […]