Media and events


KUTV News, March 15, 2016–evening segment.


March 8, 2016:   Powell’s Bookstore, Portland, Oregon

March 15, 2016:  Saving Alex Visits Utah! (3 p.m.)

Sponsored by Weber State University LGBTQ Resource Center and Utah LGBTQ Youth Affirming Organizations:  Mama Dragons, OUTreach Resource Centers, Wildcat GSA, WSU Faculty / Staff GSA, Transgender Information Project, Ogden PFLAG, Youth Futures, I’ll Walk With You, PFLAG Salt Lake City, Resilient Hope, Davis County Health Department, DigniTEA, Utah LGBTQ Suicide Commission, Restore Our Humanity, Mormons for Marriage, Jewish Family Service, LGBTQ Youth Continuum of Care, Circles of Empathy, I’ll Go With You, The Healing Group, Joe’s Walk for Change

Union Building, Weber State University Room 312


March 16, 2016: Surviving Reparative Therapy–Mormon Stories Live

Cosponsored by Mormon Stories and Equality Utah

With Tyler Glenn of the Neon Trees

Velour Live Music Gallery, 135 N University Ave, Provo, Utah 84601

On-site sales provided by Benchmark Books.

May 19, 2016:  Lavender Graduation, Texas Tech University



·        Toronto Starreview (March 20, 2016)

·         Salt Lake Tribunefront page feature and op-ed (March 13, 2016)

·         BooklistSTARRED review

·         Kirkus Reviewsreview

·         Publishers Weeklyreview

·        Publishers Weeklyfeature

         Religion Dispatches: “LDS Church Labels Same-Sex Spouses ‘Apostates,’ Bars Children From Baptism”

·         Religion News Service: “LDS Church responds to alleged spike in LGBT youth suicides”

·         EQUALITYfeature

·         NCLR: “Alex’s Story: A Triumph of Courage, Authenticity, and Hope”

·         HRC: “Saving Alex: Raising Awareness About the Dangers of ‘Conversion Therapy’”

·         Bay Area Reporter: “Surviving Mormonism”

·         Religion News Service: “Gay Mormon teen chronicles nightmare of conversion therapy in ‘Saving Alex’”

·         Religion Dispatches: “A Story in Which the Gay Mormon Does Not Die”

·         Edge Publications: “Saving Alex”

·         Mother Jones – review, Mar./Apr. Issue

·         Portland Monthly – feature, Mar. issue

·         Equality – Q&A, Spring 2016 Issue

·         Reader’s Digest – feature/Excerpt, Apr. Issue

·         Bust magazine – review, Apr./May Issue

·         Curve magazine – feature, Pride (May/Jun.) issue

The New Civil Rights Movement, 3/16/16

“Gay Mormon Teen Forced to Carry Backpack Full of Stones to Make Her Straight”

Patheos “Progressive Secular Humanist” blog, 3/16/16

“Mormon Teen Tortured And Abused For Being Gay”

Raw Story, 3/16/16

“Bogus therapists tried to ‘cure’ gay teen by forcing her to wear a backpack full of rocks”

Huffington Post Queer Voices, 3/17/16

“Mormon Woman Exposes Barbaric And ‘Humiliating’ Treatment For Being Gay”

Religion News Service, 3/17/16

“LDS Church responds to alleged spike in LGBT youth suicides”, 3/17/16

“Teen Forced To Carry Rocks to ‘Cure’ Her Lesbianism”

Queerty, 3/17/16

“Gay Mormon Teen Held Captive For Eight Months, Abused And Beaten As Part Of Horrifying ‘Reparative’ Therapy”

Towleroad, 3/17/16

“Family Tries to Cure Gay Teen by Making Her Wear a Backpack Full of Rocks”

LGBTQ Nation, 3/17/16

“Utah woman claims conversion “therapists” made her carry bag of rocks to cure her homosexuality”

Pink News, 3/17/16

Gay cure therapists tried to ‘cure’ lesbian teen with a bag full of rocks

Love & Pride, 3/17/16

“Gay Mormon Teen Held Captive For Eight Months, Abused And Beaten As Part Of Horrifying ‘Reparative’ Therapy”

Reader’s Digest, April 2016 issue

“She Was Sent Away By Her Parents For Being Gay. After 8 Brutal Months, She Escaped.”