I moved to rural Southern Utah from Southern California and let me tell you there are some amazingly hateful and bigoted people that I have run into. When you try to talk to them about how what they say is hurtful to you and your friends and family, they then lash out with you with hate. It is disgusting.
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John Dehlin is a practicing Mormon … and an outspoken activist for LGBTQ rights. In this touching talk at TEDxUSU, John shares how a friendship with an openly gay coworker changed his views on homosexuality and led him to a career in psychology.
In his research, John looks at the complex, often-prickly relationship between religion and sexuality. Here, he shares some of his findings — heartbreaking statistics about how negative feelings toward sexuality and attempts to “fix” same-sex attraction inspire suicides and teen homelessness.