BYU Studies, book review, gay rights
When valedictorian Matt Easton spoke to his graduating classmates in the College of Family, Home, and Social Sciences at Brigham Young University in April 2019 and pronounced himself “proud to be a gay son of God,”1 it was notable—not for the frank self-identification, nor because college administration had preapproved the speech. Rather, what was remarkable was the instant, energetic, and sustained cheers and applause from the large Marriott Center audience.
"Gay Rights and the Mormon Church: Intended Actions, Unintended Consequences,"
BYU Studies Quarterly: Vol. 59:
1, Article 12.
Available at: https://scholarsarchive.byu.edu/byusq/vol59/iss1/12