Latter-Day Lesbian

Latter Day Lesbian 29 - Almost Live from Utah Pride

An episode of Latter-Day Lesbian

By Latter Day Lesbian
An ex-Mormon gay girl trying to figure out life.

Hi. We’re Mary and Shelly. Together we’re telling the story of Shelly, the Latter-Day Lesbian. She was born and raised Mormon, got married young, birthed 7 kids, left the religion, came out of the closet, got divorced, and at this point she’s just trying to make sense of it all. So now what? It’s life, and we wanna talk about it! Join us for some laughs and some tears. It’s raw and honest, funny, painful and hopeful all at once. Now playing on your favorite podcast app.

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Latter Day Lesbian 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:
June 16, 2019
Latter Day Lesbian 29 - Almost Live from Utah Pride
Hey friends, did you swing by our SLC pride booth to say hi AND did we get a recording of you? Then take a listen to episode 29 - you might just hear yourself! We had such a blast visiting with so many of our current and future listeners! It was so great meeting all of you, and we'll see ya again next year! Music provided by Purple Planet:
June 9, 2019
Latter Day Lesbian 28 - Speaking In Tongue Twisters
Mary describes some more of her crazy evangelical past, Dallin H. Oaks gets a stern reprimand, and it's pride weekend in Salt Lake City, everybody. Time to celebrate! Music provided by Purple Planet:
June 2, 2019
Latter Day Lesbian 27 - Not Your Typical Lipstick Lesbian
If we would just put on a little lipstick we'd be much more charming...or at least some people think so. Find out who in our brand new segment: He Said What??? Also...*spoiler alert* we briefly talk about the Game of Thrones finale (consider yourself warned). And who knew a discussion about Trek would be so darn entertaining. Shelly in a bonnet?? You definitely want to hear about this one. Enjoy!  Music provided by Purple Planet:
May 26, 2019
Latter Day Lesbian 26 - The Little Factory
Do you know the answer to today's FUMPOTD? If not, you're about to. Ew.'re welcome. In this episode we also ask for listener submissions to be included in an upcoming ex-Mormon expose. Plus we unpack reactions to Matt Easton coming out during his BYU valedictorian speech. Hope you enjoy. Music provided by Purple Planet:
May 19, 2019
Latter Day Lesbian 25 - Age of Accountability (or...are you out of pull-ups yet)
This week's FUMPOTD especially sucks if you're Philip, or some other 8-year old who can barely navigate the school bus. We also discuss the follow up to Martinsburg, WV, and the families affected by sexual abuse covered up by the Mormon church. Yep, that happened. Why, Mormons, why???  Music provided by Purple Planet:
May 12, 2019
Latter Day Lesbian 24 - Spiritual Shaming, A.K.A Mary's Rant
Are you as sick of spiritual shaming as we are? Yeah?? We're fired up and wanna talk about it! We also share an excellent listener letter and a funny Philip story. So grab a sinful cup o' caffeine and lend an ear or two. Hope you enjoy! Music provided by Purple Planet:
May 5, 2019
Latter Day Lesbian 23 - Protect Every Child with special guest Sam Young
This is a really meaningful episode for us that features our very first guest, Sam Young. You'll hear all about his issues with the Mormon church, and the questions and objections that ultimately led to his excommunication. But Sam's story doesn't end there. His Protect Every Child initiative is changing hearts and lives, and we are excited to be part of it! Music provided by Purple Planet:
April 28, 2019
Latter Day Lesbian 22 - Lehi's Brass Balls
Who was Lehi and what was his brass ball doing outside of his tent? Find out on this weeks FUMPOTD! That's a whole lot of fun, and so is roasting this week's troll: President Russell M. Nelson himself! So pull up a seat and enjoy whatever beverage that will make the prophet's garments bunch up in the biggest knot. It's a good one! Music provided by Purple Planet:
April 21, 2019
Latter Day Lesbian 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: 
April 14, 2019
Latter Day Lesbian 20 - Turn It Off (Like a Light Switch)
Hey, look at that - we made it through 20 episodes! Wowsers! In this one we discuss seeing Book of Mormon (the musical) for the first time - hopefully the first of many times. Funny stuff! We also read a listener letter from a transgender fan, and pose the question, is it easier to come out as gay/lesbian or trans within the Mormon church? Hmm...something to think about. Hope you enjoy it. Music provided by Purple Planet:
April 7, 2019
Latter Day Lesbian 19 - Tangy Pork Chops
In this episode, Shelly reveals a secret family recipe. Maybe don't try this one at home, kids. Also, we read a listener letter to a parent, and Shelly talks about one of her own. And will Mary guess the FUMPOTD or will she just sort of guess it? Either way, it's worth a listen - at least we think so. Enjoy!
March 31, 2019
Latter Day Lesbian 18 - Modest is Hottest
Endure to the End, Quietly Obey, Modest is Hottest. All of these were contenders for our Effed Up Mormon Phrase of the Day. Which one made the cut? Listen and find out! In this episode we roast a troll, discuss double earring commentary by douchey elders, and realize that no matter how tough life gets, we could always be a leper, so maybe things aren't so bad after all. Enjoy! Music provided by Purple Planet: 
March 24, 2019
Latter Day Lesbian 17 - Hie to Kolob
Where the heck is Kolob? We're still not sure, but we definitely talk about it ad nauseam in this episode. Put on your spacesuits and get ready to blast off to wherever God is... Or maybe just have a blast spending 45 minutes with Mary and Shelly. Enjoy! Music provided by Purple Planet:
March 17, 2019
Latter Day Lesbian 16 - The Effed-Up Mormon Phrase of the Day
In 16, Shelly and Mary discuss family connections (or lack thereof), coincidence stories, another ridiculous tale about tithing, Temple Square panhandlers, and our fun new segment: The Effed-Up Mormon Phrase of the Day. Enjoy! Music provided by Purple Planet:
March 10, 2019
Latter Day Lesbian 15 - Tribute to Korihor and Jezebel
In this episode Shelly reads from the "For the Strength of Youth" manual...the same pamphlet her Bishop cited as "scripture," which he used to justify taking away her temple recommend. Wait a minute -- is this stuff completely fake? We also started a new segment called "The Mormon Phrase of the Day." Aw man, how do you pick just one??? Thanks for listening, hope you enjoy! Music provided by:
March 3, 2019
Latter Day Lesbian 14 - May We Have Your Attention?
We have some important announcements in episode 14. Also, we read some amazing listener email. Seriously, you won't even believe it. Finally, Shelly gets all caught up in the feels...again. It's a good one!
February 24, 2019
Latter Day Lesbian 13 - Girl, You'll Be A Woman Soon / A.K.A. The Rant
Welcome to lucky number 13! In this episode Shelly talks about that very special time when she blossomed into womanhood. Warning: this description gets a bit graphic (as usual, Shelly's mouth filter is on the fritz). We also continue the saga of the big church exit, which gets her a bit riled up (breathe, Shelly). Buckle up kids, this ride is bumpy! Music provided by Purple Planet:
February 17, 2019
Latter Day Lesbian 12 - Cadaver Gums
Shelly's undergoing gum surgery soon, and in this episode we discuss where those things come from. Ew. We also talk about the first time we both encountered a gay person, and Shelly continues her story about leaving the church and her interview with that beer-hating bishop. It's a good one - enjoy! Music provided by Purple Planet:
February 10, 2019
Latter Day Lesbian 11 - Shower Beer
What, you don't drink beer in the shower? Some say it makes a great conditioner. In fact, Shelly claimed that once when her kids asked her if she'd been drinking. True story. In this episode, Shelly also begins the painful retelling of leaving the church, and Mary describes her second coming...out. Oy! But now the spoilers are over and it's time to get to the actual listening. Hope you enjoy! Music provided by Purple Planet:
February 3, 2019
Latter Day Lesbian 10 - Pizza Porn
Don't worry, we're not giving up the podcast to be porn stars. But if we did, let's just say pizza would be involved. Yep, it seems strange to us too.  Welcome to our 10th episode! Shelly comes out again, this time to her parents. Since we've been teasing this one for weeks we thought it was time to get to it already. Jeez. Hope you enjoy, and please share with a friend if you feel like it...and maybe even if you don't. Spanks, er, thanks! Music provided by Purple Planet: 
January 27, 2019
Latter Day Lesbian 9 - I Hope They Call Me on a Mission
What's the big deal about Mormon Missions, anyway? Well, we tackle 'em head on in our 9th podcast, so check it out! Also, we discuss professional recycling, sinful, costly tattoos, and dehydrating yogurt (yes, that's a thing). Hope you enjoy it. Music provided by Purple Planet:
January 20, 2019
Latter Day Lesbian 8 - Men In Suits
This episode stumbled upon a big trigger for Shelly. It gets emotional, but we managed to balance the discussion with a revelation about racist panty hose. Ridiculous. Also, we read a sweet yet slightly heartbreaking letter from Angelica. Hang in there, though, because it has a happy ending. Thanks for writing in, Angelica! Music provided by Purple Planet:
January 13, 2019
Latter Day Lesbian 7 - The Christmas Letter
Shelly talks about the annual Christmas letter from her "perfect Mormon family." Insert eye-rolling emoji. Mary is starting to think this Mormon stuff might actually be fake. Hmm... Music provided by Purple Planet:
January 6, 2019
Latter Day Lesbian 6 - the Holiday Episode
Happy Holidays! Shelly gives her children an amazing gift by coming out to them. Also, nothing says Merry Christmas like ridiculously strong cocktails set on fire! Find out how we survived the restaurant of the meandering men. Music provided by Purple Planet:
December 30, 2018
Latter Day Lesbian 5 - Coming Out, part 2
In this episode we talk about coming out to Shelly's husband. What a treat that was. And will Mary and Shelly ever find the perfect canine companion for Eddie? Decisions, decisions... Music provided by Purple Planet:
December 30, 2018
Latter Day Lesbian 4 - Coming Out, part 1
Shelly answers listener questions about her first Mormon memory, then we dive into part 1 of her coming out story. Maybe grab a cocktail and get comfortable for this one. It's at least a two-parter.  Music provided by Purple Planet:
December 23, 2018
Latter Day Lesbian 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:
December 9, 2018
Latter Day Lesbian 2 - The Prequel
Welcome back! Mary and Shelly back up a little and describe Mormonism a bit better. Mary's still confused though. Is this stuff actually crazy? All signs point to yes.  Music provided by Purple Planet:
December 2, 2018
Latter Day Lesbian 1 - Intro Revised (brought to you by beer)
Welcome to our very first episode! Thanks for listening.  Music provided by Purple Planet:
November 24, 2018
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