LGBT Center Awareness Day 2020 is on Tuesday, September 15, 2020: I Dont think i have friends?
Tuesday, September 15, 2020 is LGBT Center Awareness Day 2020.
Ah. lil bits...we all felt just as lonely and unwanted in those very sucky times of age 15 or so......you really need a mentor.....so no older brother or not close to your dad?? You just need to look into gay teen groups at any LBGT center - they would give referrals for people meeting, hobbies , etc. You need to stay active and only things that would improve you....and don;'t develop paranoia that nobody likes you and everybody stares and makes fun...it ain't true, stop being so sad ike, people aren't attracted to that....you need a mentor, lil one....awwww, I feel bad but I PROMISE it will get better! Do auntie Fonda a big favor, will ya?? Check these sites:
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The following are some of the more prominent individuals within the gay and "ex-gay" Mormon community:
Ty Mansfield served a mission in the New Hampshire Manchester Mission, graduated from Brigham Young University, and taught two religion classes in the summer of 2013 at Brigham Young University, as an adjunct faculty member. He chronicled his coming to terms with his sexuality in a co-authored book with Fred and Marilyn Matis, In Quiet Desperation: Understanding the Challenge of Same-gender Attraction, published by Deseret Book in 2004. Ty later married and recently published another book on homosexuality, also by Deseret Book, in 2011, titled Voices of Hope: Latter-day Saint Perspectives on Same-gender Attraction--An Anthology of Gospel Teachings and Personal Essays.
David Matheson admitted to himself that he was attracted to men when he was 22 and married. Following seven years of therapy, he claimed to have changed his sexual orientation. He has since become a licensed professional counselor and has made his clinical focus to be "helping men who want to diminish unwanted homosexuality and feel whole as men." He is the clinical director of the Center for Gender Wholeness, co-creator of the Journey into Manhood weekend, and a director of People Can Change. He has written the Evergreen International Workbook for Men, Four Principles of Growth, and has made several media appearances talking about overcoming homosexual attractions. He does not say he is completely straight, but "straight enough."
H. Stuart Matis, a celibate homosexual, stated that "straight members have absolutely no idea what it is like to grow up gay in this church. It is a life of constant torment, self-hatred and internalized homophobia." Stuart later committed suicide at an LDS meetinghouse in Los Altos, California. After two of his gay friends also committed suicide, Affirmation members began to hold suicide vigils around the country to raise awareness about suicide prevention and the destructive consequences of what they considered to be homophobic treatment by church adherents. Suicide victims are posted on its website. Matis' story is described in the book In Quiet Desperation: Understanding the Challenge of Same-Gender Attraction and was later inspired and created into the play "Missa Solemnis or The Play About Henry" written by non-Mormon playwright Roman Feeser. Matis' death was described in the controversial 2010 documentary 8: The Mormon Proposition.
Mitch Mayne, a currently celibate homosexual member in San Francisco, serves as an executive secretary to the LDS bishop in the local Bay Ward (congregation). He has promoted family acceptance of LGBT youth and hopes to serve as a bridge to the gay community. He has also promoted the idea that all people with homosexual feelings, including those who are involved in homosexual behavior, should be welcomed into the church with no consequences for their sexual choices. He has said that he is not committed to Church teachings about homosexuality and could well enter a gay relationship in the future. He claims that church leaders are mistaken in their teachings about homosexuality.
Jason Park admitted his homosexual feelings at the age of 31 after being married 4 years. After founding and participating in the original Evergreen International support group and going through therapy, he has since ceased his homosexual behavior and found peace with his feelings and happiness in his family life. He has since written 3 books concerning homosexuality (Resolving Homosexual Problems: A Guide for LDS Men; Understanding Male Homosexual Problems: An Introduction for Latter-day Saints; Helping LDS Men Resolve their Homosexual Problems: A Guide for Family, Friends, and Church Leaders) and a scholarly paper Overcoming Male Homosexual Problems. He is a popular speaker at Evergreen International conferences.
Rich Wyler was excommunicated from the church for a time, but has since rejoined the church. He was married and then widowed. He is the founder and executive director of People Can Change and co-creator and leader of Journey into Manhood. He established Higher Path Life Coaching and began coaching professionally in 2005. He leads telephone-based coaching group called "A Wife's Journey: Caring for Yourself and Your Family When Your Husband Struggles With Homosexuality or Addiction."
Bruce Bastian served an LDS mission to Italy, graduated from Brigham Young University, and married in the LDS temple before coming out. He and a BYU professor developed and co-founded WordPerfect software for word processing. He currently serves on the Board of the Human Rights Campaign, America's largest lesbian and gay rights political action committee. In 2008, Bastian donated $1 million to fight California Proposition 8 (2008), which officially and legally defined marriage as between a man and a woman within the state of California.
Martha Nibley Beck, daughter of Mormon apologist Hugh Nibley and author of bestseller Leaving the Saints: How I Lost the Mormons and Found My Faith.
Dustin Lance Black is a gay writer for the HBO Series Big Love about a fictitious polygamous sect in Utah. In 2008 he won an Academy Award for writing the screenplay for Milk, a movie about the slaying in 1978 of gay civil rights leader and San Francisco City Supervisor, Harvey Milk. Black is now a widely-revered gay civil rights advocate himself.
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John Cameron is a former Brigham Young University student who participated in electro-shock aversion therapy sessions on campus in 1976 with the goal of changing his sexual orientation to heterosexual. The controversial therapy was conducted by PhD student Max Ford McBride under the direction of Dr. D. Eugene Thorne of the Psychology Department. While hooked to electrodes, the subjects were shown pornographic images of men while simultaneously being shocked. The experience was so traumatic for Cameron that he left Mormonism. In 2006, he finished writing a play about his experience, titled simply 14, in reference to the fourteen men who were the subjects of this particular experiment. The play was first staged at the University of Iowa in 2007.
Michael Glatze is a former gay rights activist and publisher of Young Gay America YGA Magazine. Glatze has since left homosexuality and was baptized into the LDS Church. He stresses that "Jesus, however, is what, ultimately, changed me." Glatze left the church within two years after his conversion and considers himself a conservative Christian.
Sonia Johnson, prominent radical feminist and supporter of the Equal Rights Amendment.
Kate Kendell is a lesbian lawyer from Utah who currently serves as the Executive Director of the National Center for Lesbian Rights. She graduated from the University of Utah in 1988 and became the first staff attorney for the American Civil Liberties Union of Utah. Kate and her partner, Sandy Holmes, live in San Francisco with their two children, as well as Kate's daughter from a previous marriage.
Leonard Matlovich, first U.S. military service member to intentionally announce his homosexuality in opposition to the military ban.
D. Michael Quinn is a well-known historian of Mormonism and former professor of History at Brigham Young University. He was excommunicated in September 1993 for publishing historical accounts he claimed revised traditional Mormon history. He then came out of the closet as gay and published Same Sex Dynamics Among Nineteenth-Century Americans: A Mormon Example in 1996. He currently resides in Los Angeles.
Benji Schwimmer, the winner of the 2006 So You Think You Can Dance show.