Equality Florida’s Brandon Wolf named a grand marshal for Capital Pride

By : Jeremy Williams
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Capital Pride, a nonprofit organization located in Washington, D.C. that produces a Trans Pride and Pride Celebration in the nation’s capital each year, named Central Florida activist Brandon Wolf among its list of grand marshals for this year’s Pride parade.

Wolf is currently the media relations manager for Equality Florida and is a co-founder of The Dru Project, a nonprofit LGBTQ advocacy organization dedicated to promoting Gay Straight Alliances (GSAs) nationwide by providing curricula and scholarships to LGBTQ youth.

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BYU graduate who came out as gay describes fear on campus

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Above: (Photo courtesy Michael Rozman/Warner Bros.) Gay BYU graduate Matthew Easton is interviewed by Ellen DeGeneres on her nationally syndicated talk show.

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) | A student who came out as gay during a valedictorian speech at Mormon-owned Brigham Young University says he lived in fear of being reported for a violation the school’s strict code of conduct forbids dating among members of the same sex.

Matt Easton made the comments during an appearance on “The Ellen DeGeneres Show” that aired on May 6 in which she gave him a check for $10,000.

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Gay Brigham Young University student comes out during commencement speech

By : MARIAH COOPER OF THE WASHINGTON BLADE, COURTESY OF THE NATIONAL LGBT MEDIA ASSOCIATION
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Brigham Young University valedictorian Matt Easton came out as gay during his commencement speech to the school’s College of Family, Home and Social Science.

“I have felt another triumph; that of coming to terms, not with who I thought I should be, but who the Lord has made me to be. As such, I stand before the Lord, my family, my graduating class today to say that I am proud to be a gay son of God,” the 24-year-old political science major said during his speech.

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