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  • Imagine Dragons front man advocates for LGBT Mormons in film

    PARK CITY, Utah - The Mormon front man of the rock band Imagine Dragons hopes the Sundance Film Festival documentary that follows his journey to becoming an advocate for LGBT Mormon youth triggers real change by his church's leaders and puts an end to what he calls "shaming" of gay and lesbian kids in the faith.
  • Transgender camp teaches kids they're 'normal, not alone'

    EL CERRITO, Calif. - In some ways, Rainbow Day Camp is very ordinary. Kids arrive with a packed lunch, make friendship bracelets, play basketball, sing songs and get silly. But it is also unique, from the moment campers arrive each morning.
  • Microphone cut after Mormon girl reveals she's gay at church

    SALT LAKE CITY - A video of a young Mormon girl revealing to her congregation that she is lesbian and still loved by God — before her microphone is turned off by local church leaders — is sparking a new round of discussions about how the religion handles LGBT issues.
  • LGBT Arabs, facing unique judgments and pressures, find a room of their own in NYC

    NEW YORK, N.Y. - With a loud hiccup and a hand over her mouth in coy embarrassment, Madame Tayoush mimics Lebanese diva Sabah in her performance of the sultry classic "Atshana" — or "I'm Thirsty" — as Arab-Americans hoot and cheer. The burst of a trumpet vibrato sends her into a dramatic swoon, basking under applause and the warmth of stage lights.

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