Mormon Stories has a podcast with Carol Lynn Pearson, the author of Goodbye, I Love You, Facing East and No More Goodbyes: Circling the Wagons Around Our Gay Loved Ones.
The podcast is lengthy but very worthwhile. My favorite section is Part 4 where Sister Pearson talks about supporting gays in the Church and society.
This section is about 1 hour and 15 minutes long. It is worth every minute. Here's a quick guide to Part 4 of the interview:
1:05 Writing Goodbye, I Love You
2:00 LDS reactions to Goodbye, I Love You
10:00 Carol Lynn begins to get letters from gay people and their families
11:20 Writing Facing East (a play about parents who deal with the suicide of their gay son).
15:45 LDS reactions to Facing East
16:30 Writing No More Goodbyes
19:27 Prop 8. and its aftermath
29:20 Attempts at reconciliation by the Oakland Stake
33:02 Advice for young people wondering if there is a place in the church for them
37:45 Advice for a person considering entering a mixed-orientation marriage
41:10 Advice for a gay person trying to make a mixed-orientation marriage work
44:13 Advice for navigating a divorce
45:10 Advice for gay Mormons with respect to same-sex relationships
48:20 The possibility of long-term same-sex relationships and the benefits of social support for gay relationships
50:52 Comments about this moment in history
52:05 Are long-term gay relationships even possible? (rebuttal to hostile interview question)
58:50 Advice for a man who chooses celibacy
1:01:10 The need for partnership
1:06:25 Advice for parents of gay children
You can view the entire interview (parts 1 - 5, about 4 hours) here.
Pearson is compassionate and wise. She has keen emotional intelligence (I believe this is what has helped her avoid run-ins with LDS leaders). Her activism on this issue within the framework of the Church shows tremendous moral courage. I don't when I've ever seen gay people better defended within the Mormon context.