Suicide ideation in non-straight Latter-day Saints: what hurts? What helps?

For National Suicide Prevention week, Main Street Plaza reviews a study of active and former Church members A team of researchers investigated whether active Latter-day Saints were different from inactive and former members in terms of how and how much they thought about suicide. Over 600 people identifying as sexual minorities (including gay, bisexual, pan-sexual, […]

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Elder Holland, consequences, and cruelty

On Monday Aug 23, the President of BYU announced an “office of belonging” to “combat prejudice of any kind.” Sexual orientation was specifically mentioned. That same day, Jeffrey Holland, former president of BYU and member of the Quorum of the Twelve, denounced “flag-waving” and “parade-holding” around “this same-sex challenge.” He warned that there are “consequences” […]

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A Silver Lining Behind Tad Callister’s No-Good, Heartless, Horrible Church News Article

Just in time for Pride Month, a General Authority emeritus has published an article in The Church News declaiming the social safety nets because governments must ensure wickedness never was happiness. Well, not in so many words, but it has all the unloving, racist, outdated implications you’d expect. Tad Callister says that same-sex marriage is […]

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