Faith and Feelings: A Gay Mormon Story

On December 18th a group of friends and I at Brigham Young University-Idaho launched a peaceful demonstration to show love and support to our LGBT peers called Pure Hope. We asked that students, queer or not, to sport something white.  A Facebook event was created, a video slapped together and posters plastered on every social … Continue reading

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Jesus Said to Love Everyone: A Lesson to BYU-Idaho Students

By: Alex Harrison, 2013 Keith Trottier is a sophomore at Brigham Young University-Idaho or BYU-I. He’s five semesters in, and he’s studying advertising. Like a large percentage of this campus, he is from the liberal state of Washington. However, there is one thing that sets him apart from the average LDS Young Adult population. “I’ve … Continue reading

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Birthday

Again if you are starting in on the story at this post you should start at the beginning. Here is the first post in the series: An Unexpected Conversation. Also I added something called: The Burn Book. It’s an encyclopedia so if you read something you don’t recall hearing about you can check out what … Continue reading

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Chapter 4: Reunion

The mission’s big 15 passenger transfer van, fondly nicknamed the Baptism Buggy by us missionaries, pulled into the parking lot beside me.  I stepped out of our truck into the brisk April air and greeted the missionaries from the van.  We hugged and they congratulated me for finishing my mission.  “Are you excited to go … Continue reading

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Chapter 3: A Piece of Peace

Like what I write? Donate Here! The final day of my mission dawned to ominous rain clouds and distant rumbling thunder, and I knew this was the day I would finally see my family again.  All of them (including my 6-months pregnant sister-in-law) had driven to Omaha to spend a couple of weeks going to a … Continue reading

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Stay

By: Keith Trottier Photo Credit: Khomenko Like what you read? PLEASE donate. These posts take a lot of time, thought and effort to put together. So if you’d like me to keep writing: Click Here to Donate! _____________ Watch this video: Just Be There – A Message from USGA at BYU CLICK IT DANG IT. _____________ … Continue reading

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The Manner of Happiness Part II

By Keith Trottier Photo Credit: Peter Cyngot: 2013 Like what you read? PLEASE donate. These posts take a lot of time, thought and effort to put together. So if you’d like me to keep writing: Click Here to Donate! _____________ Our backyard in North Las Vegas wasn’t large in comparison to our one acre of land … Continue reading

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I Believe in Rexburg: A Response to My Letter to the Editor

By Keith Trottier Photo Credit: Lindsay Cyngot: “Sleepsong” 2013 Like what you read? Donate as much as you feel the post was worth to keep me writing. Click Here to Donate! When I came to Rexburg I was a runaway. I was fresh off my mission and in the middle of my escape from the toxic fallout … Continue reading

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Chapter 1: Arrival

Like what I write? Donate Here! College. The sun shone down on the crisp September scene as I waved goodbye to my parents. It would be a few months before I would see them again. I was in college. I had my own apartment, kiddy corner from the BYU-Idaho stadium. What was I getting myself into? … Continue reading

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The Manner of Happiness Part I

It was another clear day and the sky shone an almost electric blue as the Vegas sun blazed from above in its usual attempt to cook the desert metropolis in which I had grown up. My mother drove our old, bronze Cadillac. The window was down and her curly, platinum blonde hair billowed in the … Continue reading

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