026: Laurel and Josh Weed | Part 2: Mixed-orientation marriages and their coming out experience

In part 2 of 3 Josh and Lollie Weed talk about their experience in a mixed-orientation, the motivation and events that led to their public coming out and their concerns about being held up as role models as LGBT/LDS examples of … Read the rest here

025: Laurel and Josh Weed | Part 1: Their youth, their friendship, dealing with orientation and making the decision to marry

In part 1 of 3 Josh Weed and Lolly Weed describe their long history together that included a close friendship as adolescents, how Josh coped with his sexual orientation and the bullying he faced, and how they fell in love … Read the rest here

024: Brett Bradshaw | Part 4: Mormonism now and his career and his passion for social justice

In part 4 of 4 Brett discusses his perspectives on Mormonism and his view of recent changes in the churches approach to LGBT people, his own value system, his career as an activist for social justice, and his views on … Read the rest here

023: Brett Bradshaw | Part 3: on his same-sex marriage and on becoming a parent and on raising a daughter with two dads

In part 3 of 4 Brett talks about his decision to get married, and his journey toward parenthood, the joys and difficulties of raising a daughter as a same-sex couple and the values that they have as a family.… Read the rest here

021: Brett Bradshaw | Part 1: Growing up Mormon, a faith crisis, and finding the love of his life

In part 1 of 4 Brett, who is the son of long-time LGBT allies Marge and William Bradshaw, discusses his Mormon upbringing that was both very traditional but also unique considering his parents progressive politics, his faith crisis that began … Read the rest here

020: Alex Shafer | Part 2: marital problems, accepting his homosexuality, and a resolution with family

In part 2 of 2 Alex discusses his frustration around ongoing same sex attraction and finally accepting his homosexuality, realizing his wife’s unhappiness and mutually deciding to end their marriage, learning to relate to his family as a gay man … Read the rest here

019: Alex Shafer | Part 1: on repeated efforts to overcome same sex attraction with reparative therapy and entering a marriage

In part 1 of 2 Alex talks about his normal childhood and adolescence becoming less normal when he starts trying to overcome same sex attractions.  This shapes his late adolescence, college and mission years as he repeatedly attempts different efforts … Read the rest here

018: Curtis Cloward | Part 2: self-destruction, on the shame of excommunication, on divorce, starting over and regaining his family

This series continues with Nathan and Jefferson’s father Curtis Cloward. In this episode, pt. 2 of 2 with Curtis, he discusses his on-going battle to overcome homosexuality, following counsel of Bishops and BYU therapists to marry as a means to … Read the rest here

017: Curtis Cloward | Part 1: Learning to to compartmentalize and trying to “fight the gay” as a youth and as a missionary

This series continues with Nathan and Jefferson’s father Curtis Cloward. In this episode, pt. 1 of 2 with Curtis, he discusses how his happy childhood rolled over into a very troubled adolescence marked by shame and fear about his sexuality, … Read the rest here