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A Catholic Deacon And A Gay Rights Advocate Find Friendship In A Year Of Discord

Sara Burlingame and Mike Lehman


Last year, after intense debate, the city of Cheyenne adopted an anti-discrimination resolution to protect members of the LGBT community and in this legislative session, lawmakers have tried and failed to pass state laws on both sides of the issue.

In the midst of all that, though, an unlikely friendship sprouted up.

As part of her series, “I Respectfully Disagree,” Wyoming Public Radio’s Melodie Edwards sat down with the legislative liaison for Cheyenne’s Holy Trinity Church, Deacon Mike Lehman, and Wyoming Equality Communications Director Sara Burlingame.

If you have been engaging in civil discourse in your life and are willing to share your conversation, contact Melodie Edwards at medward9@uwyo.edu.

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