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Reflections on April Conference (Part 2)

Reflections on April Conference (Part 2)

by Lisa Tensmeyer Hansen Saturday Morning Session, Cont. Elder Kevin R. Duncan (of the Seventy) started off his talk reminding us that we all have something in common, that every one of us will be the victim of others’ misdeeds. No one understands this better than Mama Dragons. Elder Duncan’s talk focused on finding a way to “forgive and be free.” He re-told the story of […]

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Mama Dragon Story Project

Mama Dragon Story Project

    ABOUT THE BOOK Twenty women, many with LDS or Mormon ties, share essays of love and support to their LGBT+ children. Portraits of each mother show her fiery resolve as each of them bears the title of Mama Dragon. Loving our LGBT+ children within a strict religious environment poses some challenges. Reconciling those challenges and moving forward in peace is the focus of this […]

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Reflections on April Conference (Part 1)

Reflections on April Conference (Part 1)

by Lisa Tensmeyer Hansen Listening to General Conference is a challenge for a Mama Dragon. Life has trained you to be vigilant and protective, guarding the mental health, spirituality, and safety of the vulnerable ones you love.  You are not always patient, and your approach is not always peaceable, and for good reason. When offered counsel to be humble and obedient, you respond with stories and […]

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Mama Dragons Respond to the New Policy Changes

Mama Dragons Respond to the New Policy Changes

November 6, 2015 As mothers of and mother figures to LDS LGBT children, we are profoundly saddened and disillusioned by the church’s clarification of their stance on LGBT relationships. We work diligently to make sure every LGBT youth and young adult within our reach feels safe valued and loved. We are painfully aware of those who have chosen to end their lives over rhetoric such […]

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