Tonya Miller: Ex-Mormon LDS Christian Bisexual (OUTspoken March 10 2011)
Tonya Miller, speaking at OUTSpoken (a LGBTQ week long event consisting of many public events and forums in Lethbridge, Alberta, Canada - March 10, 2011
This is a touching speech from Tonya Miller about her struggles with the LDS Church and her bisexuality. I find this particularly interesting in that it deals with a topic that I have been in a heated debate over on Facebook for the past several days. (Ill have a post on that later.) Tonya is also from my own province of Alberta.
What struck me most about her story is that, though she identifies as bisexual, she remains in a faithful relationship with her husband and therefore hasn’t acted on her bisexuality. By LDS standards, she has not committed any sin, and yet she is still made to feel unwelcome and chastised by fellow LDS members. She’s had to let go of the family and community she’s held dear for so long. The LDS stance on the LGBTQ community is not one of compassion as some might suggest.
Posted on 2011-03-14, in Culture, Mormonism and tagged Bisexual, Christian, ExMormon, Gay, Homosexuality, LDS, Lesbian, LGBT, LGBTQ, LGBTQA, Mormon, Prophet, Video, YouTube. Bookmark the permalink. Leave a Comment.