‘Hello? I’m Korra… your new Avatar. Uhm… yes, I am definitely here to stay, but honestly, I - I don’t exactly have a plan… yet…? You see, I’m still in training! But - look - all I know is that Avatar Aang meant for this city to be the center of peace and balance and I believe we can make his dream come to life. I look forward to serving you!’
John Dehlin is a practicing Mormon … and an outspoken activist for LGBTQ rights. In this touching talk at TEDxUSU, John shares how a friendship with an openly gay coworker changed his views on homosexuality and led him to a career in psychology.
In his research, John looks at the complex, often-prickly relationship between religion and sexuality. Here, he shares some of his findings — heartbreaking statistics about how negative feelings toward sexuality and attempts to “fix” same-sex attraction inspire suicides and teen homelessness.