Friday, April 6, 2012

It Gets Better

I watched a video on YouTube this evening, It Gets Better at Brigham Young University.

I was awed by their courage and frankness, and moved to tears. The video was produced by USGA (Understanding Same-Gender Attraction), which is described as "an unofficial group of Brigham Young University students, faculty, and friends who wish to strengthen families and the BYU community by providing a place for open, respectful discussions on the topic of same-gender attraction."

The video is directed toward teens who are struggling with their own sexuality, and trying to figure out where - or if - they have a place. The young men and women assert that they can accept themselves; they've learned that God accepts (and loves!) them; and they've discovered others who accept them. They've found that there is a space for them in this world. They assert that "it does get better."

It really is beautiful and touching.

My job? Be part of that safe space.

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