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Latter-Day Lesbian

An ex-Mormon gay girl trying to figure out life. Hosts Mary & Shelly tackle religious trauma and later-in-life LGBTQ issues while laughing their asses off on a weekly podcast.

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60: Purity Culture Can Suck It!

In this episode we interview Linda Kay Klein, author of Pure: Inside the Evangelical Movement That Shamed a Generation of Young Women and How I Broke Free. This was a fascinating episode and one to not miss (in our humble opinions). Linda references her website: lindakayklein.com, her non profit organization: breakfreetogether.org and David Dickerson who authored: House of Cards: The True Story of How a 26-Year-Old Fundamentalist Virgin Learned about Life, Love, and Sex by Writing Greeting Cards. Music provided by Purple Planet: https://www.purple-planet.com

1hr 6mins

16 Feb 2020

Rank #1

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53: Trauma Bonding, a.k.a. Mary & Shelly's Intervention

Today we are joined by therapist and good friend, Kimberly Anderson, who helps us to breathe and process a few of our issues. Should be a triggering good time. Once again we encourage you to pour a generous serving of Apostate Coffee's Les-BEAN blend (https://apostatecoffee.com) and snuggle up.Music provided by Purple Planet: https://www.purple-planet.com

1hr 9mins

24 Nov 2019

Rank #2

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63: Zelph Hung Out On Our Shelf

As the episode title implies, we interviewed Samantha and Tanner from Zelph on the Shelf! Aw hell yeah! What a fun time as we got to know these two and heard their amazing insights into spirituality and their journeys out of Mormonism and into the inspiring humans they are today. Some Zelph on the Shelf YouTube videos of note: Provo's Most Eligible, High on a Mountain Top, and Mormonforcement Exposes Zelph on the Shelf.Samantha references Sapiens by Yuval Noah Harare and Inner Bonding by Margaret Paul.Tanner references British writer and lecturer, Alan Watts, poet Mary Oliver, and American ethnobotanist and mystic, Terence McKenna.Music provided by Purple Planet: https://www.purple-planet.com

1hr 4mins

8 Mar 2020

Rank #3

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52: When Your A-Hole Ex Is Still Dragging Your Kids To Church

In this episode we are joined once again by Ammy and Jennifer, who speak candidly about Jennifer's TBM ex and her kids who are continuing to be brainwashed by the LDS church and their bigoted father. This conversation is cathartic for anyone in this same situation, so grab a cup of Apostate Coffee's Les-BEAN blend (https://apostatecoffee.com) and get comfy.Music provided by Purple Planet: https://www.purple-planet.com

1hr 11mins

17 Nov 2019

Rank #4

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42: No Crime in Sin: Interview with survivor, Kristy Johnson

Hey everybody, this episode features our much anticipated interview with abuse survivor, Kristy Johnson. Her documentary, No Crime in Sin addresses the sexual abuse Kristy and her siblings underwent growing up in their ultra Mormon household. We hope you tune in for the interview, and we also encourage you to check out this life-changing film now playing on Amazon Prime Video. Music provided by Purple Planet: https://www.purple-planet.com.

1hr 2mins

8 Sep 2019

Rank #5

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50: Meet Your New Bestie: BOUNDARIES!

Nothing beats a good boundary...except maybe another boundary. Diana and Ben join us as we figure out what these things are and why we need `em. Should be a good time.Further study mentioned in this episode: Dr. Nicole LePer, The Holistic Psychologist: https://yourholisticpsychologist.com, and "You Are Your Own": A Reckoning with the Religious Trauma of Evangelical Christianity by Jamie Lee FinchMusic provided by Purple Planet: https:purple-planet.com

1hr 15mins

3 Nov 2019

Rank #6

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44 - Unpacking Conversion Therapy

Join us for an intimate conversation with special guests Angela and Alli, as we discuss Angela's upbringing in the Catholic Church, her horrifying conversion therapy experience, and how the couple view spirituality today.Warning: this episode covers violent themes; it's raw, at times hilarious, painful and inspiring all at once. We hope you agree.Music provided by Purple Planet: https://www.purple-planet.com

1hr 14mins

22 Sep 2019

Rank #7

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56: Ordinary Equality, Talking ERA with Kate Kelly

Hey everybody, we're super excited about this week's interview with ex-Mormon activist and all around badass, Kate Kelly! We hear all about what she's been up to, and she wasn't afraid to tackle the tough questions we threw at her, like, "So Kate, is it true ya like the ladies?" We learned so much, and laughed of course...ya know, the usual. Also, want to express a heartfelt congratulations to the state of Virginia for finally getting their shit together! Join us, won't you?Kate's references in this show: www.equalitynow.org/era, author Sonia Johnson: "From Housewife to Heretic", Kate's article: "The ERA is Queer", and of course her new podcast: Ordinary Equality (available wherever you listen to podcasts).Music provided by Purple Planet: https://www.purple-planet.com

1hr 8mins

19 Jan 2020

Rank #8

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62: A Big Fetch You to the Handbook!

This episode is all about the Mormon handbook's new policies against transgender people. Let's all raise a middle finger in the general direction of the LDS temple (it's as if Moroni is flipping a bird instead of blowing his trumpet). Along these lines, we also read a letter to the SLC Tribune written by our good friend Kimberly Anderson. So please grab a generous cup of outrage and join us, won't you? Music provided by Purple Planet: https://www.purple-planet.com

1hr 1min

1 Mar 2020

Rank #9

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4: Coming Out, part 1

Shelly responds to listener questions about her first Mormon memory, then we dive into part 1 of her coming out story...if she can get a word in. Mary, you came out a long time ago. Let the newbie get a turn. Listeners, you might want to grab a cocktail and get comfortable for this one. It's at least a two-parter. Music provided by Purple Planet: https://purple-planet.com.

46mins

23 Dec 2018

Rank #10

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3: First Date

People wonder how an ex-Mormon mother of 7 ended up on a date with a "career lesbian." We actually wonder the same thing. Give a listen and find out. Music provided by Purple Planet: www.purple-planet.com

27mins

9 Dec 2018

Rank #11

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51: Lady Brains Are Like Pancakes and Spaghetti

Did you know that women's minds are like pancakes and men's are like waffles? That was the teaching from one seminar. Another said they're more like spaghetti. To which we say YUM - brains have never sounded more delicious! Join guests Ammy and Jennifer for a rousing discussion about our carbo-loaded grey matter.The article discussed in this episode: https://www.huffpost.com/entry/women-ernst-young-how-to-dress-act-around-men_n_5da721eee4b002e33e78606aMusic provided by Purple Planet: https:purple-planet.com

57mins

10 Nov 2019

Rank #12

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37: Christianity Casserole with Special Guest: Grace

Four Square, Quaker, Reiki, Charismatic, Anglo-Catholicism, and a bunch of other isms... Meet Grace...who has pretty much tried 'em all - except for Mormonism (though, she did go into a temple once). Learn all about Grace's fascinating and varied religious background, and how agnosticism may be the best "ism" of them all.  Music provided by Purple Planet: https://www.purple-planet.com.

1hr 24mins

4 Aug 2019

Rank #13

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59: We're Feeling A Bit Trunky

In this episode we read a series of reports from our plant inside the Mission Training Center (we're sneakier than the Mormon Strengthening Church Members Committee). Also, we have an amazing FUMPOTD, and we hear from Sister Fanny Fact Check. Then special guest, Annie, recounts the best ways to manipulate potential converts (you crushed it, Annie). Please join us, won't you?Music provided by Purple Planet: https://www.purple-planet.com

56mins

9 Feb 2020

Rank #14

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LDL Letters 11: Taylor and Elizabeth - still Mormon, but not necessarily TBM

Welcome to Episode 11 of LDL Letters! This week: Taylor and Elizabeth - still Mormon, but not necessarily TBM. In fact, Taylor is gay and Elizabeth is pretty done. Still attending church, but feels done with it (it's complicated).As a reminder, each week we read and discuss 1-2 letters (depending on length) from listeners just like you! So please get in touch with us through our website at www.latterdaylesbian.org/contact. Thanks!Music provided by Purple Planet: https://www.purple-planet.com.

37mins

4 Sep 2019

Rank #15

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30: Gettin' Our Drink on with Jesus at Adam's Crib

This could be our most effed up FUMPOTD yet. Brother Joseph, how do you propose Adam and Eve got to the midwest? We're still trying to figure this out. Meanwhile, the deacons are passing out bread and WATER at sacrament meetings? Water?? Really? That's just insulting. If H20 can be turned into wine, we plan to partake while listening to the latest episode of LDL. Enjoy!Music provided by Purple Planet: https://www.purple-planet.com.

1hr 8mins

16 Jun 2019

Rank #16

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39: Talking Trans pt 1, with guests: Carolyn and Jamie

Join us for part 1 of our interview with Carolyn and Jamie, two amazing listeners and members of the trans community. It's an episode full of love, laughter and learning. Or as we like to say, the three Ls (we actually never say that, truth be told). Enjoy!Music provided by Purple Planet: https://www.purple-planet.com.

56mins

18 Aug 2019

Rank #17

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48: Conversion therapy for kids? Suck it, Mormon church!

On this episode we discuss the LDS recent opinions over the debate about the ban on conversion therapy. Uh yeah. Just when you think this crap can't get any crazier. Ugh! Also, Fanny Fact Check helps figure out what a Zelph it is. Turns out it has nothing to do with a shelf. Go figure. All that and more, so please give a listen!Music provided by Purple Planet: https://purple-planet.com

45mins

20 Oct 2019

Rank #18

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38: Fanny Fact-Check, Anti-Nephi-Lehies, Bryce Blankenagel

Say that three times fast! Please help us welcome the host of Naked Mormonism, Bryce Blankenagel. Also, we turn the time over to Sister Fanny Fact-Check, and Shelly teaches Mary a lesson about covenants and obedience (i.e. guilt and shame). It's a real treat. Music provided by Purple Planet: https://www.purple-planet.com.

1hr 4mins

11 Aug 2019

Rank #19

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21: Heart Sell

No, we're not peddling the Wilson sisters' latest rock ballad. It's this week's FUMPOTD. Check it out! Also, Shelly gets real about the "Exclusion Policy" and unexpected reversal. Get comfy, folks. It's a good one.Music provided by Purple Planet: https://www.purple-planet.com.

1hr 8mins

14 Apr 2019

Rank #20