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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...

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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...

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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 ...