021: Brett Bradshaw Pt. 1 on growing up in a devout but progressive Mormon family, his faith crisis, and finding the love of his life

In part 1 of 4 Brett, who is the son of long-time LGBT allies Marge and William Bradshaw, discusses his Mormon upbringing that was both very traditional but also unique considering his parents progressive politics, his faith crisis that began on his mission, his gradual coming to terms with his orientation and how his first boyfriend became the love of his life.

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Links to other parts of this interview:
Part 2
Part 3
Part 4

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2 comments for “021: Brett Bradshaw Pt. 1 on growing up in a devout but progressive Mormon family, his faith crisis, and finding the love of his life

  1. March 29, 2013 at 1:50 pm

    Great podcast. Thanks so much Brett. I believe your family and the external exposure you had while young has made a huge difference for you. Other than that, our stories are very similar. When you were describing your mission I was fairly certain we were in the same one, but we must have passed each other in the airport. I was in Sao Paulo N from 84 – 86 and it was exactly as you described. Can’t wait to hear the rest….

  2. March 29, 2013 at 8:02 pm

    I appreciated each of the four podcasts. It is interesting that my mission was to Brazil, also – Sao Paulo North in 1975 – 76. Those were the years of visa problems so my first eleven months were in Michigan. Brazil had a prior baptismal frenzy in the late 60s/early 70s. We were pretty cautious about baptisms due to fallout from the prior frenzy. It sounds like the lessons of the earlier baptism frenzy were forgotten.

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