This summer, members of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints from around the country will be marching in LGBT pride parades in nine cities, including in D.C.’s Capital Pride parade on June 9. Participants say they are motivated not in spite of Mormon teaching but because Jesus’s message requires them to.
“Jesus didn’t say, ‘Love the person that is really easy to love or
that you feel comfortable with.’ He said, ‘Love everybody,’ ” says Erika
Munson, founder of the newly formed Mormons Building Bridges, which drove hundreds of church members to turn out June 3 for Salt Lake City’s Utah Pride Parade.
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