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Todd Herzog In ‘Out’

Queer Survivor winner Todd Herzog opens up to Out magazine.

While Herzog and journo Bryan Buss spend quite a bit of time talking about the logistics of televised Darwinism, we’re more interested in how Herzog reconciles his homosexuality and his Mormon background. Mormonism is, of course, the “It” religion these latter days:

BB: How’s it being a gay Mormon? Are you still active in the church?
TH: I haven’t been active in the church for quite a while now. I think the reason I’m happy I was raised Mormon is because it’s given me a level of values and morals that I like to stay true to. I’m just proud of how I was raised. And I love my mom so much I want to make her proud too.

BB: Did you ever go on a mission?
TH: No, I did not go on a mission. You go when you’re 19 and I came out at 19, and I figured, well, it’s either go on a mission and lie or tell everybody why you’re not going on a mission.

There are those morals his mother taught him. We’re sure she’s proud, especially of all the semi-revealing pictures.