A decades-long request for a meeting between the gay Mormon group Affirmation and the LDS church has finally been brokered. Fred Riley, commissioner for LDS Family Services, will meet with Affirmation this August to discuss LDS/gay issues. City Weekly asked University of Utah receptionist Victoria Medina whether she thought the meeting was progress or simply a publicity stunt?
I wasn’t raised in the faith, so, as an outsider looking in, I would hope this would be progress. Whether anything was resolved or not or whether any viewpoints changed, [its productive] just having people sit down and being able to talk to each other about why they would want to be a part of the church and/or why the church would want them to think about options.