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What ‘Harry Potter’ taught this Latter-day Saint about true friendship that gave him the courage to come out to his friends

by Ben Schilaty, excerpted from “A Walk in My Shoes: Questions I'm Often Asked as a Gay Latter-day Saint” | January 26, 2021

I kept a secret journal for my biggest secret. There are only eleven entries in it, and they are filled wit...


The Gift My Mom Forgot to Give Me That Opened My Eyes to God's Messages All Around Me

by Ben Schilaty | Makes You Think Mormon Life

As I write this post, it is my mom’s 71st   birthday. Three years ago she was diagnosed with Alzheimer...


Gay Latter-day Saint Shares the Beautiful Way Some Members Embraced Him Following Policy Changes

by Ben Schilaty | Makes You Think Mormon Life

I am not in a same-sex relationship. I have no plans to marry a man. I have no children. The November 2015 ...