He choreographed pop stars’ tours and videos, taught dance classes around the world, started a band (The Weekend Forecast), and even played gay in an indie film called Leading Ladies—all while privately struggling to reconcile his very deep faith with the undeniable realization that he couldn’t pray his way out of being gay.

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Benjamin "Benji" Daniel Schwimmer is an American professional dancer, choreographer and actor.

On August 16, 2006 he was announced as the winner of the second season of So You Think You Can Dance and has choreographed for both the U.

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

She has been in two celebrity relationships averaging approximately 4.3 years each. Given Name: Lacey Mae Schwimmer Age: 28 (6/28/1988)Occupation: Music - Other Most Famous For: Professional dancer on Dancing With the Stars "We had big dreams of expanding our family, moving to the mountains and having a quieter life.

Utah is spectacularly beautiful, the people are wonderful and kind, it's an easy commute from L.

line-up since last season and has taken her act to Las Vegas, where a source told Celebuzz she’s single and ready to mingle – with a famous musician! “She broke up with her long-term a few months ago.” Schwimmer, 24, had been dating choreographer and dancer D. Guthrie – and now has a thing for the lead singer of The All-American Rejects Tyson Ritter.

“She’s been tweeting with Tyson and definitely has a crush on him,” said the source.

Your interview with Mormon Stories is incredibly compelling. I was on a television show, and it was very widely known that I was LDS. Not much of a surprise considering I was a dancer, but still a surprise to many—especially those who didn’t want to know. I’ve been engaged once, semi-officially twice—and after there was love, I confessed to them about my situation. I felt that God had blessed me with all these talents, and if I had done something sinful, it would have been a slap in his face. I’ve had some friends since this podcast that have been assholes and others that say I love you even more—and these are LDS friends. What was the final straw that prompted you to leave the church?

I’d been out of the church for about a year when I did the interview. There are other people that were shocked as shit, but are still supportive. I get at least 10 emails a day from kids that say, I was going to kill myself, and I heard something in the podcast that rang true to me, and I’m holding on. When a gay member of the church confesses to even the most minimal of homosexual activity—if you’ve seen the movie Latter Days, it was like that, but it wasn’t as hateful or cinematic. They called me in and explained [I would go through] disfellowshipment, a time where we don’tparticipate in activities in the church, can’t pray in public.

You said on Twitter you didn’t expect “the ‘outside’ world”—non-Mormons—to pay any attention to your comments. When you sat down, did you think of that as your coming-out interview? For that validation alone—it’s nice that Perez Hilton and are covering this, but just that personal touch is what it’s about. Every member has a church record, and during the time when you’re disfellowshipped, you have a little asterisk by your name, explaining what’s going on with your situation.