Author: Daniel Parkinson

050: Sam Noble Pt. 1 on growing up Mormon, dealing with his sexuality, his mission and BYU

In part 1 of 3 Sam discusses his adolescence as a young gay man in Mormonism, his mission, and his BYU experience, focusing on the unusually positive experience he had with church leaders and counselors. http://gayms.wpengine.com/podcast/GayMormonStories-050-SamNoble-Pt1.mp3Podcast: Play in new window…

048: Justin Utley Pt. 2 on difficulties of coming out, dealing with suicide, accepting himself, moving forward

In part 2 of 3 Justin discusses some very difficult experiences including the suicide of his boyfriend, bad guidance from bishops, losing his job due to discrimination, his own suicidality, finally coming to terms with himself, moving forward, and moving…

047: Justin Utley Pt. 1 on growing up Mormon, his struggles, his early music and his involvement in Evergreen

In part 1 of 3 musician/song writer, Justin Utley, talks about growing up, his difficulties dealing with his orientation, his mission, and his very early success in the Mormon music scene in spite of these ongoing conflicts. http://gayms.wpengine.com/podcast/GayMormonStories-047-JustinUtley-Pt1.mp3Podcast: Play in…

044: Karin Hendricks and Tawnya Smith Pt. 1 on their religious upbringing and their spiritual roots

In part 1 of 3 Karin and Tawnya talk about their different religious backgrounds, their different ways of dealing with their orientations, their common path through music education.   http://gayms.wpengine.com/podcast/GayMormonStories-044-KarinandTawnya-Pt1.mp3Podcast: Play in new window | DownloadSubscribe: Android | RSS