by Troy Williams
A big congratulations to Mormons Building Bridges! The Salt Lake Tribune has named them the 2012 Utahns of the Year. Well deserved. Last summer over 300 faithful Latter-day Saints took the brave first step of marching in our Pride Parade. Dustin Lance Black and I had the privilege to lead them in the march. It was an incredibly inspiring and unforgettable experience. I’m thrilled that the editors and journalists of the Tribune saw fit to honor their efforts.
“They called themselves Mormons Building Bridges. They were not out to debate politics or doctrine, organizers said, but to promote love and listening. Still, their simple yet potent gesture echoed around the globe, setting an example for fellow believers who then took up the style, if not the name, in 15 other Pride parades. They also attracted national and international media attention, well-known enough even for spoofing in the satirical magazine The Onion.
“They are The Salt Lake Tribune’s Utahns of the Year for 2012.”