By admin | May 31, 2009
For the past five years LDS Reconciliation has participated in Utah Pride with a booth and a Missionary Map allowing men and women gay, lesbian, straight and narrow to put a pin in the map showing where they served their missions. The very first year the map was put up significantly more than 500 Utah Pride attendees put a pin in the map. This number has grown significantly over the years.
This year the LDS Reconciliation booth will be co hosted by the Wasatch Chapter of Affirmation: Gay and Lesbian Mormons. The booth this year will be focusing on resources available to Gay and Lesbian Mormons or ex-Mormons as well as the 2009 International Affirmation Conference to be held in Salt Lake City at the University of Utah Guest House September 18-20. The theme for this years conference is “The View From Here”.
The missionary map will still be making it’s way to Utah Pride in a different form. In past years, there has never been a good count of how many pins were pinned to the map and information on where people served was not kept. This year in an effort to gather more concrete informationm, the missionary map will be placed in a different booth in an electronic format. The information gathered will be invaluable statistically in working with “The Church” and other organizations to help support furthering equal rights causes in Utah and possibly nationwide. We encourage you to locate the new home of the missionary map and provide your information.