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Screenshot of BYU valedictorian Matt Easton from ABC4 news coverage about his 2019 coming out

Mormon Homophobia Clashes With Love at BYU

As I confess a secret vice Mormons (members of the LDS Church) tend to be some of the nicest people I’ve ever met. In fact, I have a secret vice to confess in that respect. But first… Let’s talk about the LDS Church’s cruel homophobia problem. Let’s

London Underground. By Steven Iodice from Pixabay

25 Years of Whosoever: So Much Progress, But Mind Our Gaps

Part of an occasional series celebrating Whosoever’s Silver Jubilee. (Author’s note: I use the term “queer” throughout this essay for consistency, even when it is anachronistic.) If I remember correctly, I saw a print edition of Whosoever at a newsstand near my college. I was excited

Lucas Wilson, Toronto, Ontario, March 7, 2021

I Was Tormented at Liberty University, Now I’m Suing

Read the rest of the series I read with great interest that Liberty University filed a suit against its former president, Jerry Falwell, Jr. Liberty says that he damaged its reputation after last year’s revelations of “a years-long sexual relationship involving Falwell; his wife, Becki;

Man in church pew. By Karl Fredrickson on Unsplash

LGBTQI People, Check Those Guilt Feelings

There’s a long history of using guilt and shaming — I mean going as far back as we have a human written record. People and institutions soon became experts at spreading guilt among those they felt needed their control. It’s been quite an effective tool