Sunday, April 8, 2012

Gay Brigham Young University Students Post "It Gets Better" Video

Gay students from Brigham Young University, a Mormon institution, made a video as part of journalist Dan Savage's "It Gets Better" project that provides hope to young people bullied for being gay. In this case, the students had the additional burden of reconciling their faith with their sexual identity. BYU stated in 2007 that discussing one's sexual orientation will not subject one to expulsion; the university also lifted a ban in 2010 on advocacy of homosexuality. Gay students, however, unlike their straight peers, still cannot show affection on campus. Regardless, this video represents a tremendous step forward in that the students are bringing a message of self-acceptance and openness to a conservative campus. Watch:

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