Latter-Day Lesbian

Latter-Day Lesbian

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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. Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/ldl/support


LDL Letters - Episode 4: Kris on Changing Yourself/Changing the World
Jul 17 • 22 min
Welcome to Episode 4 of LDL Letters! Each week we read and discuss 1-2 letters (depending on length) from listeners just like you! As a reminder, you can get in touch with us through our website at latterdaylesbian.org/contact. Thanks! Music provided by…
34 - Spirituality Discussion #2, Interview with Diana
Jul 13 • 76 min
Meet Diana, our Executive Director of Organization and the newest member of the team. And though she may not be a guest on our podcast every week, she definitely merits a full episode by way of introduction. Also, it’s kinda fun when 3 extroverts with…
LDL Letters - Episode 3: Ammy’s Story
Jul 10 • 32 min
Welcome to Episode 3 of LDL Letters! Each week we will read and discuss 1-2 letters (depending on length) from listeners just like you! As a reminder, you can get in touch with us through our website at latterdaylesbian.org/contact. Thanks! Music provided…
33 - Spirituality Discussion #1, A.K.A. You Two Slay Me (in the spirit)
Jul 6 • 61 min
From charismatic spiritual types to the satanic temple…this topic truly is all over the place. Where have our listeners landed after religion? Give a listen and find out as we begin part 1 of our spirituality discussion. Enjoy! Music provided by Purple…
LDL Letters - Episode 2: Katherine & Summer
Jul 3 • 25 min
Welcome to Episode 2 of LDL Letters! Each week we will read and discuss 1-2 letters (depending on length) from listeners just like you! As a reminder, you can get in touch with us through our website at latterdaylesbian.org/contact. Thanks! Music provided…
32 - Don’t Brainwash My Kids (oh, and Philip pees down a waterslide)
Jun 29 • 54 min
Shelly loses her sh*t (again), the toaster oven saga continues. and you may never want to visit the kiddie pool at Great Wolf Lodge. You’ve been warned. Music provided by Purple Planet: https://www.purple-planet.com —- This episode is sponsored by ·…
LDL Letters - Episode 1: Matt & Jessy
Jun 26 • 17 min
Welcome to Episode 1 of LDL Letters! At least that’s what we’re calling it for now. Each week we will read and discuss 1-2 letters (depending on length) from listeners just like you! As a reminder, you can get in touch with us through our website at…
31: Beehives, Mia Maids and Laurels - oh my!
Jun 22 • 59 min
Ever wonder what the female equivalent of a priesthood holder is? Oh wait - there is no equivalent. Whoops, our bad. Oh well, it’s fun to talk about it anyway. At least we think so. And maybe with this hint you can take a shot at this week’s FUMPOTD…or at…
30: Gettin’ Our Drink on with Jesus at Adam’s Crib
Jun 15 • 69 min
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…
29: Almost Live from Utah Pride
Jun 8 • 47 min
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…
28: Speaking In Tongue Twisters
Jun 1 • 63 min
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: https://www.purple-planet.com —- This episode is…
27: Not Your Typical Lipstick Lesbian
May 25 • 53 min
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).…
26: The Little Factory
May 18 • 56 min
Do you know the answer to today’s FUMPOTD? If not, you’re about to. Ew. And…you’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…
25: Age of Accountability (or…are you out of pull-ups yet)
May 11 • 59 min
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…
24: Spiritual Shaming, A.K.A Mary’s Rant
May 4 • 54 min
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…
23: Protect Every Child with special guest Sam Young
Apr 27 • 69 min
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…
22: Lehi’s Brass Balls
Apr 20 • 56 min
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…
21: Heart Sell
Apr 13 • 69 min
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:…
20: Turn It Off (Like a Light Switch)
Apr 6 • 55 min
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…
19: Tangy Pork Chops
Mar 30 • 59 min
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…
18: Modest is Hottest
Mar 23 • 38 min
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,…
17: Hie to Kolob
Mar 16 • 46 min
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!…
16: The Effed-Up Mormon Phrase of the Day
Mar 9 • 56 min
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…
15: Tribute to Korihor and Jezebel
Mar 2 • 63 min
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…
14: May We Have Your Attention?
Feb 23 • 46 min
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! Music provided by: https://www.purple-planet.com…
13: Girl, You’ll Be A Woman Soon / A.K.A. Shelly’s Rant
Feb 16 • 51 min
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…
12: Cadaver Gums
Feb 9 • 44 min
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…
11: Shower Beer
Feb 2 • 51 min
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,…
10: Pizza Porn
Jan 26 • 46 min
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…
9: I Hope They Call Me on a Mission
Jan 19 • 61 min
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…
8: Men In Suits
Jan 12 • 46 min
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,…
7: The Christmas Letter
Jan 5 • 42 min
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: https://www.purple-planet.com —- This…
6: the Holiday Episode
Dec 30, 2018 • 37 min
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…
5: Coming Out, part 2
Dec 29, 2018 • 42 min
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: https://www.purple-planet.com —- This…
4: Coming Out, part 1
Dec 22, 2018 • 46 min
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: www.purple-planet.com…
3: First Date
Dec 8, 2018 • 29 min
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 —- This episode is sponsored by · Anchor: The…
2: The Prequel
Dec 2, 2018 • 19 min
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: https://www.purple-planet.com —- Support this podcast:…
1: Intro Revised (brought to you by beer)
Nov 24, 2018 • 44 min
Welcome to our very first episode! Thanks for listening. Music provided by Purple Planet: https://www.purple-planet.com —- This episode is sponsored by · Anchor: The easiest way to make a podcast. https://anchor.fm/app Support this podcast:…