08: John Gustav Wrathall | Part 4: Return to Mormonism, and his surprising path to parenthood

In part 4 of 4 John discusses with Gay Mormon Stories two surprising turns in his life:  returning to Mormonism as a gay man in a gay marriage, and his unexpected role as a foster father to a gay teen. … Read the rest here

07: John Gustav-Wrathall | Part 3: on living as a gay man, his gay marriage, and acceptance by family

In part 3 of 4, John talks about embarking on his life as an openly gay man, dating, finding love and living in a gay marriage, completing his dissertation on the YMCA, and finding love and acceptance from his very … Read the rest here

06: John Gustav-Wrathall | Part 2: Suicidality, on leaving the church to survive, and on exploring life paths

In part 2 of 4, John talks about his suicidal intention, how that got side-tracked, how God intervened in his life and helped him find new hope outside of the church, and his new quest to find his path.… Read the rest here

05: John Gustav-Wrathall | Part 1: His youth, spiritual development, and his descent into despair

In part 1 of this 4 part series John talks about his upbringing in the mission field and his intense connection to the church, his equally intense guilt related to his sexual orientation, how he danced with these  two opposing … Read the rest here

04: Berta Marquez | Part 3: Thriving by being an activist and working with homeless LGBT teens

In part 3 or 3 Berta Marquez goes into further detail to describe her activism and the various organizations she has been involved in, with a particular discussion of her involvement with homeless LGBT teens and the current crisis facing … Read the rest here

03: Berta Marquez | Part 2: Depression, the despair of the closet, and her awakening

In part 2 of 3 Berta Marquez talks about her descent into depression, despair and suicidality, and how she managed to emerge from her “dark night of the soul”, face her demons, and open the closet door.… Read the rest here

02: Berta Marquez | Part 1: The dangers and life of growing up a political refugee

In part 1 of this 3 part series Berta Marquez tells about the harrowing experiences her family suffered as political refugees and their immigration to the USA, the subsequent long-term effects of this prolonged upheaval on her upbringing and adolescence, … Read the rest here

01: Carol Lynn Pearson and “The Hero’s Journey of the Gay and Lesbian Mormon”

As part of a new podcast initiative called “Gay Mormon Stories” (in cooperation with Mormon Stories Book Club) we interview the beloved poet, playwright, LGBT activist and Mormon author Carol Lynn Pearson about her new book entitled, … Read the rest here