Mama Dragons

How the Mama Dragon Group was Created

How the Mama Dragon Group was Created

By Jen Blair   Each time I think about the origins and growth of the Mama Dragons, I am in awe. Over a few short years, in different places across the country, Mormon women were each approaching the issue of the LGBTQ and LDS intersection on their own. Each was prayerfully reaching the same conclusion: to love, support, and protect the LGBTQ people they were […]

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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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