Lorena O'Neil

Lorena O'Neil

Multimedia journalist

I write, report, and photograph stories about culture, religion, social justice, politics, and the environment.

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Esquire

Mormon and Gay: When God and Your Relationship Are At Odds

For two young men in love in southern Utah, the Mormon Church's anti-LGBT policy was devastating enough. But when Church elders doubled down, they did, too.

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Esquire

Gay Conversion Therapy Survivor Speaks Out About Seven Years of Treatment

It began his junior year at Brigham Young University in Provo, Utah: Michael Ferguson wanted desperately to rid himself of the sexual feelings he had toward men.

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Esquire

The Absence — and Presence — of Police at Alton Sterling's Vigil

"It's going to haunt me for the rest of my life, seeing my friend get shot," Abdullah Muflahi says quietly.