- Posted June 20, 2012 by
Washington, District of Columbia
This iReport is part of an assignment:
Same-sex marriage: Civil right vs. states' rights
A Mormon Homecoming at the DC Pride Parade
It felt like he'd probably been estranged from his heritage for a while, and had doubtless experienced much rejection in the past. Who knows when the last time was that he had proclaimed, "I'm Mormon!" But because we were there, it was a sudden and unexpected homecoming. I held him for several seconds that felt like a blissful eternity and just said, "Yes, we're here and we love you."
We marched in order to help close the rift between the Mormon faith and the gay community. But we were privileged to heal some wounds within our own community as well by reaching out with love.