Breaking News: Yet Another Coming Out

I can’t believe this is my third post in three weeks about the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. They are generating a lot of LGBT news these days! To catch you up…  Matt Easton, this year’s Valedictorian at Brigham Young University (BYU), came out during his Commencement speech on April 28th. About a month earlier, Charlie Bird came out. He had been “Cosmo … Continue reading Breaking News: Yet Another Coming Out

Gay, Transgender & Mormon

Last week I posted Mormon Valedictorian Comes Out reporting on Matt Easton’s gutsy announcement during commencement at Brigham Young University (BYU) in Provo, Utah. Visit that post to see his speech and related features including a TV interview with Charlie Bird who had been BYU’s mascot “Cosmo the Cougar” from 2015 to 2018 — and is gay also. This week I have additional coverage of … Continue reading Gay, Transgender & Mormon

Mormon Valedictorian Comes Out

Graduation at Brigham Young University (BYU) this year was a bit different than usual. In keeping with custom the class Valedictorian spoke — but his speech was anything but customary at this Mormon college. Matt Easton announced that he is gay to the graduating class, parents, families, faculty and administration. And the crowd cheered. BYU was founded by the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day … Continue reading Mormon Valedictorian Comes Out