042: Mark Wade on growing up LDS, dealing with depression and coming out

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Mark Wade discusses his Mormon childhood, shame and bullying around his sexuality, his struggle with depression and anxiety, his journey out of the church and coming out, and his dreams of forming a family.

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4 comments for “042: Mark Wade on growing up LDS, dealing with depression and coming out

  1. Mary Hargrove
    July 1, 2013 at 8:47 am

    I just came upon this and being that I’m a army veteran,lesbian mormon from New York City and I was kicked out of the army for being gay I applaud you for this podcast and I want to learn more so if there’s anything I can do to help you and get my story out I’d be grateful too. I want to help others going through the same struggle especially with the end to prop 8 and DOMA.

  2. Ritchie
    July 1, 2013 at 2:38 pm

    I have unwanted sexual attractions (sorry, I can’t bring myself to say the “g” word) and I am active in the Church. Thank you for these interviews. It has given me insight that I am not alone. I respect anyone who goes through similar experiences whether they remain in the Church or not. Thanks.

  3. Mark
    July 8, 2013 at 1:40 am

    Wow! Great podcast I swear this is my story almost exactly, minus the mission. Good luck Mark!

  4. July 19, 2013 at 3:52 pm

    Hi mark your mormon podcast story testimony was very inspireing enlightening and encourageing i am so glad i read your story. I am new to this mark as i have been a mormon convert since 1985 and i have been in and out of the church active and inactive since 1995. I had just come out fully as a gay mormon recently this year june 26 2013 the day that us supreme court announced that gays are now allowed to legally marry in california.i live in sandiego calif
    Thats the day i came out as a gay mormon and i had just discovered affirmation
    .org for gay mormons.this is all new and exciting to me

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