Gay Brigham Young University, or BYU, students are contributing to the It Gets Better campaign through a student-produced video uploaded to YouTube last month. The video, which is approximately 10 minutes long is now gaining traction and has received more than 120,000 views on YouTube.
In the video, several gay and lesbian BYU students who identified themselves as Mormons, share their experiences at the university and how they are coping with their sexuality. They each spoke about how they came to know they were attracted to the same sex, the difficulties they have faced and how friends and family have come to be some of their biggest supporters.
The video was created by the Understanding Same-Gender Attraction, or USGA. The video description noted that USGA is an unofficial group of BYU students, faculty, and friends. Its mission is to strengthen families and the BYU community by providing a place for open, respectful discussions on the topic of same-gender attraction.
The It Gets Better Project was created in order to help young LGBT people remain happy and confident as they navigate through their teenage years and learn more about who they are. The project serves as a reminder to LGBT teens that they are not alone and that it will get better.
BYU is a private Mormon school located in Utah. It is owned and operated by The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, or LDS.
You can check out the BYU video below.