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The most recent press coverage of Mitch Mayne’s LGBT advocacy within Mormonism. Older press links can be found in the Press Archive.

2013


Op-ed: How Mormons Evolved From Prop 8 to Pride
The Advocate, December 7, 2013
In the Mormon world, the term “mighty change of heart” describes that light-bulb moment when a human understands, at a soul-deep level, the true message of unconditional love taught by our Savior.

Why Mormon Support of the BSA Decision Is a Good Thing for Gay Mormon Youth
Huffington Post, August 12, 2013
When I was in first grade, I wasn’t so different from all the other Mormon boys in my class. Like them, I couldn’t wait for the bell signaling the end of the school day to ring. But unlike them, I didn’t run to the playground to toss the ball or head to a friend’s house to hang out. I got home as quickly as I could, because right after school the local television station aired reruns of the original Star Trek series — and I had a great, big, school-boy crush on Captain James T. Kirk.

“Real Mormons Love Everyone!” – SF Gay Pride 2013, Photo Feast
Daily Kos, June 30, 2013
You know you’ve come a long way in the fight for equality when the people you come across at the Gay Pride Parade in San Francisco are these guys.

About-face for Mormons – contingent joins parade
San Francisco Chronicle, June 30, 2013
Five years ago, members of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints pumped $20 million and tens of thousands of volunteers into 2008′s Proposition 8 campaign, which banned same-sex marriage in California.

The 6 Most Optimistic Gay Mormon Moments of 2012
Huffington Post, March 11, 2013
I’m a big believer in positive reinforcement. When I was in sixth grade, my teacher talked me into signing up for the basketball team that he coached. I was lousy, but he kept a patient eye on me, corrected me when I was wrong and instilled in me both the belief that I could do better and the desire to do so.

The Mormon Call for Openness and Understanding of LGBT Issues
Huffington Post, February 7, 2013
On December 6th, the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints (Mormons) launched a new website designed to open the dialogue about LGBT issues inside the Mormon faith.

2012


Mitch Mayne: Gay Mormons for Equality
The Commonwealth Club Podcast, October 11, 2012
Podcast

A Way Out: Preventing Suicide and Homelessness for LGBTQ Mormon Youth
Huffington Post, August 14, 2012
I am not your typical gay man. Nor am I your typical Mormon. For the past nine months, I have served as the executive secretary in the bishopric (the religious leadership) of my home ward in San Francisco, Calif., as my authentic-self — an openly gay, active Latter-day Saint.

Op-ed: A Way Out of Danger for Mormon Youth
The Advocate, June 14, 2012
I am not your typical gay man. Nor am I your typical Mormon. For the past nine months, I have served as the executive secretary in the bishopric (the religious leadership) of my home ward in San Francisco as my authentic self — an openly gay, active Latter-day Saint.

Gentle Dissent in Mormon Church on Gay Marriage
New York Times, June 12, 2012
The congregants wore church clothes to the annual gay pride parade here in the heartland of Mormonism. Waving rainbow signs and urging love and acceptance, they marched at the front of the line, vanguards of a new movement of Mormons challenging their church’s staunch opposition to homosexuality.

Op-ed: Gays and Mormons-Do Unto Others
The Advocate, January 6, 2012
I think it’s no secret that I’m an openly gay, active Latter-day Saint. In August of last year, I was called to serve as executive secretary in the bishopric of the Bay Ward in San Francisco — as an openly gay man.

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