The "American Idol" alum spoke to "Good Morning America" about his decision to step back from the Mormon church once he began to live as his true self.
As the Senate prepares to codify same-sex marriage, the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints has thrown its support behind the Respect for Marriage Act.
The church has done aggressive political organizing against same-sex unions and still views marriage as between a man and a woman within the Mormon faith.
Duke University moved the location of a women's volleyball match on Saturday to provide a safe environment for players.
Police said the man admitted starting the fire and said he did it because he didn’t agree with the man’s religious beliefs.
"I couldn’t live an authentic life for years," Jillian Orr said of her decision to showcase the pride colors while accepting her degree at Brigham Young University.
"Friends have warned me that if this story receives national attention, the church will see it and I may face excommunication."
Students who hold hands or kiss someone of the same sex face harsher discipline than heterosexual couples at the school operated by The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints.
Jeff T. Green says he believes the Mormon church "has hindered global progress in women’s rights, civil rights and racial equality, and LGBTQ+ rights."
The "American Idol" veteran told "Good Morning America" he sees himself as "some form of being bisexual," and hasn't felt rejected by the Mormon church.