Search Results: BYU


January 21, 2014 |

USGA (Understanding Same Gender Attraction, Entendiendo la Atracción al Mismo Género en inglés) es un grupo no oficial de estudiantes y académicos en la Universidad Brigham Young – Idaho (BYU-I)…


January 21, 2014 |

Understanding Sexuality, Gender, and Allyship (USGA) is an unofficial group of Brigham Young University students, faculty, and guests who wish to enhance the BYU community by providing a safe space…


January 21, 2014 |

Misión ¡Bienvenido a USGA! USGA (Understanding Same Gender Attraction, Entendiendo la Atracción al Mismo Género en inglés) es un grupo no oficial de estudiantes y académicos en la Universidad Brigham…

BYU Students Speak Candidly about Suicide

October 14, 2013 |

Understanding Same-Gender Attraction (USGA), a BYU group for LGBT students, has released “Just Be There,” a 6-minute video featuring LGBT BYU students who describe candidly their experiences dealing with depression and their attempts to take their own lives.

BYU-Idaho Group Fosters Understanding around LGBT Issues

January 19, 2013 |

Understanding Same Gender Attraction, commonly referred to as USGA, is an unofficial group of BYU-Idaho students, whose primary goal is to foster understanding on the topic of homosexuality as a Latter-Day Saint.

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Winning and Losing: One Kid’s Best Shot at BYU

September 30, 2002 |

While one arm of the administration was meeting with and assuring hopeful students and faculty that a place was being made for them, another was simultaneously being dishonest and vicious, actually making stuff up, to eliminate them. The stark confrontation with what felt finally like BYU’s true colors, began to fill me with an immense lack of hope that the work I was doing at BYU was going to make any significant difference.

Dean Snelling Diary of a Gay Latter-day Saint

Dean Snelling: Diary of a (gay) Latter-day Saint

January 25, 2023 |

Snelling takes you on his over-six-decade journey of self-discovery, faith, sacrifice, loss, and affirmation, blending his memory with excerpts from letters, church talks, and other materials. Dean lives a double life, where, on the surface, he is a beloved teacher, family man, and worthy priesthood holder serving in various callings. However, below that surface is a man desperately struggling to hold it all together, seeking satisfaction in dark places and not understanding why this struggle was not being taken from him.

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The 10 Most Read Affirmation Stories of 2022

December 17, 2022 |

Affirmation publishes stories that promote understanding, acceptance, and self-determination of individuals of diverse sexual orientations, gender identities and expressions. Here are the top ten most-read stories for 2022.

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Melissa-Malcolm, Francisco, and Kate Share Their Vision for Affirmation

October 28, 2022 |

Melissa-Malcolm King, currently a member of the board of directors and former president of the Affirmation Midwest Region, was the only candidate to submit a statement by the October 7 deadline. They have nominated fellow board members Francisco Ruiz and Kate Mower to serve as senior vice president and vice president, respectively.