LGBTQ BYU students explain why they chose to attend and stay

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PROVO, Utah (AP) — David Delbar is used to people asking why he’s still at Brigham Young University.

For BYU students who belong to the LGBTQ community, it’s an easy question to answer.

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Trevor Southey, artist and gay icon, dies at 75

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SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — Trevor Southey, a Utah artist who went from BYU teacher to gay icon, died Oct. 20 in a Salt Lake City hospice. He was 75.

Southey specialized in the human form, something that was considered old-fashioned the late 20th century, according to Utah Museum of Fine Arts Executive Director Gretchen Dietrich.

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Mormon university removes same-sex marriage cards at bookstore

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SALT LAKE CITY — Greeting cards celebrating same-sex marriages turned up at the Brigham Young University bookstore Aug. 19.

Placed by Hallmark, the cards reading “Mr. and Mr.” and “Mrs. and Mrs.” were quickly removed when bookstore staff discovered them after photos surfaced online. The outside vendor stocked the shelves without realizing the school wouldn’t want to sell the cards marketed to buyers celebrating unions between two brides and two grooms, BYU spokeswoman Carri Jenkins said.

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