And I thought to myself, I am no pedophile, and in no way does homosexuality equate to pedophilia.I never doubted one thing in the Mormon church until they changed that policy. Even when I was still believing, I was thinking, there is no way in hell I’m voting for him. I figure [Obama] had four years to clean up Bush’s shit, and now we have to actually give him a chance to run his campaign the way he should. But, then again, why would you want to [listen to] a dancer for my political opinions? Do you blame the Mormon church for Proposition 8 passing in California? They put money into it illegally, and they were caught with it.

It’s nice to be a part of a movement, a moment, that helped change your life or someone else’s. We all fear rejection from our family, faith and friends.

Once I kind of came to my senses and I saw things from the outside, and wasn’t so brainwashed, I realized—we can change. Even though I would never want to go back to the church, I feel bad for little Timmy or little Susie, who’s a lesbian and theoretically wants to stay there because she likes the community. And it’s also bad that we’re worrying about our careers.

We perform all kinds of dancing from hip hop to break dancing. The show is a lot of fun and the audience is going to have a blast.

reality competition show, he became something of a Mormon superstar.

It kind of fizzled out in the 70’s, but thanks to shows like DWST for reintroducing it to the American public and making it cool again.

LS: They approached me last year, because they had a cancellation and I jumped at the chance. SD: Why do you think there has been a resurgence of popularity in ballroom dancing? I mean, it has always been around, and of course, more popular at different times in history.

Then I had a spiritual experience that said, it’s time for you to leave. I just think it’s very funny that [Romney] was the governor of one of the first states that actually had same-sex marriage accepted, and yet now denies that he believes in that. I saw the documentary [ was Travis Wall, who has a new reality show on Oxygen.

It was the most divine, true, soul-searching experience that I’ve ever felt. He’s gay, too, and was pretty open about it back then. He was my first crush after I came back from my mission, actually.

In 2011, she was paired with Chaz Bono, who is transgender, and Benji is hoping the ABC show might consider taking a chance on another groundbreaking pairing: him and Rippon, who would be the show’s first same-sex couple ever.

“I think it would be pretty damn awesome,” Schwimmer says.

It featured new choreography by Schwimmer and Rippon had professionally recorded his own cover of “Diamonds” to skate to.“Adam’s singing is amazing,” Schwimmer says, who was unsure when Rippon first suggested the idea.