I am a senior at Stanford majoring in Symbolic Systems. I grew up Mormon, served a two-year Spanish-speaking mission for the LDS church in the Independence Missouri Mission, and still attend my local LDS congregation. I am also president of Queerituality, a group of students who strive to bring together students, staff, faculty, and clergy to work on building bridges between LGBTQ, spiritual and/or religious individuals and communities at Stanford.
As a gay Mormon, I make my home in the borderlands. In a theology that says every man must be married to a woman in order to be with God and progress in heaven, gay Mormons are anomalies. No one quite knows what to do with us.