In this special outdoor episode, we sit down with James Kent in the beautiful Iao Valley on the island of Maui, Hawaii. James shares a stunning history of Hawai’i including the native Hawai’ian’s respect to the topics of sexual orientation (aikāne) and gender identity (māhū).

James also shares a tender story of his own journey. His is a message of coming out, marrying a woman, joining Affirmation, watching his friends succumb to the AIDS epidemic, and how he has found aloha in his journey.

Aloha ia O’Koa Pa’ulo

#LatterGayStories #Aloha #Hawaii #Mormon #Aikane #Mahu

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  1. KEN ALLEN (reply)

    May 21, 2023 at 11:28 am

    Aloha, I just finished listening to the podcast episode with James Kent, and was very happy to hear his story. I believe James and I knew each other at the MTC in Provo (I was there December 1979 – February 1980). The James I knew there was a very kind and sensitive young man, who (like me), was trying to fulfill obligations set on him by an organization who has no understanding of the people they are enlisting to their efforts. I’m glad to hear what he’s been able to achieve in the 40+ years since.

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