194: Dancing Like No One’s Watching: John Bonner

John Bonner (clinical social worker, singer and grower of flowers) joins me to talk about his growth into manhood as young and gay in one of the most religiously conservative areas in the Mormon corridor.  He shares his story of trying to make sense of his young self in a religious and social context in which his kind of burgeoning manhood was daily rejected.

His story is heartbreaking but coloured with moments of delight as he gradually learns to accept, understand, and love himself notwithstanding a faith tradition that has shown how little it values him.



2 comments for “194: Dancing Like No One’s Watching: John Bonner

  1. May 3, 2017 at 6:13 pm

    ATF has become many of our tribes Church. I have found more truth, love, compassion, and understanding from these podcasts then the 54 years serving as a TBM. Love, love, love. Thank you John and Gina.Beautiful!!!❤❤❤

    • Gina Colvin
      May 3, 2017 at 6:52 pm

      Thank you Denise! I’m so glad you are enjoying the podcast! Hope you are in the support group too!

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