The Gaily News: BYU students let the world know "It Gets Better" (video)


By posting the video, the students, uncertain whether it violated the school's strict honor code, potentially faced expulsion from the university ranked by Princeton Review as the most unfriendly campus for LGBT students in the country. (The school's administration later said it wasn't in obvious violation of the code.) In the video, the students discuss coming to terms with their sexuality despite a staunchly conservative, Mormon upbringing.


A new study bolsters what we've always assumed about anti-gay bigots: Those who are homophobic and express hostility and intolerance towards the LGBT community are likely repressing their own same-sex attraction. The research was published in this month's Journal of Personality and Social Psychology.


Following the controversy of a transgender Miss Universe Canada contestant booted from the competition, the Donald Trump-led organization will change the rules and allow all trans women to compete starting in the fall of 2013.

Dan Savage's "It Gets Better" project continues to attract videos from a wide variety of individuals, groups, and organizations spanning the globe. This week, the project, aimed at helping bullied LGBT teens, has received what is likely its most interesting YouTube contribution to date: a video by former and current students at the Mormon, anti-gay Brigham Young University.

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