Posts tagged ‘Eric Ethington’

January 27, 2012

Eric Ethington in I’m From Driftwood

Eric Ethington  of Pride in Utah (and all around cool guy)  tells his moving story as part of  the I’m From Driftwood Project.

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December 15, 2010

America Is Ready for a Gay President | Jimmy Carter | Big Think

Via Eric at Pride in Utah.

The public has made tremendous strides towards accepting gay people—and is even ready to have one in the White House.

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November 6, 2010

Yet another death from religious pressure.

Eric Ethington of Pride in Utah has posted another disturbing article about the death of a young man whose was led to kill himself because of a conflict with his family’s religion. In this case it was mormonism ( I still refuse to capitalize it) the same church that raised my blood pressure every time I watched 8: the mormon proposition.  As Eric points out it is even sadder that the family chose to ignore his sexuality in the obituary. Bullying takes many forms and it has no age limits. Denying someone their natural right to be who they are is reprehensible.

According to friends, Colt had a fight with his father the night before he died over the Mormon faith and his refusal to be a part of it. However, his obituary reads that he was a member of the Mormon church and despite never going on a Mormon mission, the family is asking that donations be made to the Mormon Mission fund. The obituary also never makes any mention that he was gay.

Colt’s family is refusing to let his friends attend the funeral, presumably presided over by a Mormon Bishop, calling it a private family affair.

The Utah LGBT community will remember Colt for who he was. A beautiful, intelligent young man who worked for several years at Try-Angles, beloved by many.

Read more at Pride in Utah.

UPDATE 10/8/10: Eric at Pride in Utah has issued an update on his initial post that you can read here.