May 22, 2013

Gay Mormon characters step out of the shadows

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Logan Tarantino and Topher Rasmussen perform in Plan-B Theatre's 'Adam & Steve and the Empty Sea". Photo by Rick Pollock/courtesy Plan-B Theatre

Logan Tarantino and Topher Rasmussen perform in Plan-B Theatre's 'Adam & Steve and the Empty Sea". Photo by Rick Pollock/courtesy Plan-B Theatre

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(RNS) Twenty years ago, a gay Mormon character stepped onstage for the first time in Tony Kushner's "Angels in America.'' A lot's changed since then, fueled by the church's role in Prop 8 and its efforts to build bridges to gays and lesbians.