Friday, April 06, 2012


A few weeks ago another Gay LDS man took his life.  He was given the choice of living the gay lifestyle or his family and faith.  After his suicide his family put up a blog that honored his life, but none of the posts mentioned that he was gay which saddened many people.  However, in contrast, BYU sanctioned a panel consisting of four openly gay students who talked about their experience at BYU.  The panel was so popular that BYU students were turned away.  A summary of the panel can be found here.  
Last week a BYU "It Gets Better" video was released quietly and has been making the rounds.  Here it is below:

My hope is that because of the panel and the organization behind the video above, more gay LDS students will reach out and create their own support groups.  


Jules said...

And my hope is that all the messages last weekend at conference of love, mercy, forgiveness, and not judging will temper any hateful responses to the video. I'm worried about that.

Brenda said...

I saw this video for the first time earlier this week. I was so proud of those students for speaking so openly. I hope they aren't targeted for doing so.