USGA maintains a blog to give BYU LGBTQ/SSA students a chance to express themselves to their peers in a non-threatening environment. Because USGA seeks to create a respectful dialogue that encompasses multiple view points on the topics of faith and sexuality, the message and opinions of each post may vary. USGA as an organization maintains political neutrality, but we also acknowledge that dialogue is only possible when multiple view-points can be heard.
The ideas and words of each blog post are those of the author alone and do not necessarily reflect the position of the USGA presidency or USGA as an organization. Many of the blog posts featured here are written by LGBTQ/SSA BYU students who are not yet ready to have their sexual orientation or gender identity known by some friends, family, colleagues and internet strangers. As you read these anonymous posts, we invite you to join the discussion in the comments below each post. However, please take a moment to consider the implications and risks of being publicly LGBTQ/SSA as a BYU student and show respect in your responses.
Guess What They’re Teaching Up at BYU-Idaho?
Elder Holland Breaks Silence on LDS Same-Sex Attraction
Everything Wrong With That Meridian Magazine Article (and gosh there’s a lot)
Things I Want to Tell my Straight Faithful Mormon Friends Reacting to the SCOTUS Decision
BYU’s LGBTQ/SSA Student Group Releases New Video: #INeedHimToo
On the Church’s Non-Discrimination Ordinance Support
On TLC’s “My Husband Is Not Gay”
Response to Millennial Mormons
BYU Jumps Two Spots In Most Unfriendly LGBTQ+ Campus Rankings
Safeguarding our Queer Brothers and Sisters
5 Reasons Bisexuals Can’t “Pick a Side” or 5 Reasons You Shouldn’t Ask Them To
“Asexuals Don’t Exist”: A Crash Course on Asexuality and What Not to Say
That The Mormon-Gay War Might End
All I Want for Christmas is a Loving Family
Should Gay Students Leave BYU?
9 LDS-Friendly Reasons Why Being Gay is Awesome
10 Christlike Ways to Help Your Gay Mormon Friends
The Secret Life of Demisexuals
Picture Perfect, Perfect Picture
LGBT Suicides at BYU: Silent Stories
Dear Transgender Friend, You Are Loved
Final Thoughts on Leaving USGA
Sometimes Allie Just Needs an Ally
Mixed-Orientation Marriage Panel
Music and the Spoken Word: Queer Edition
LGBTQ/SSA Media Representation
Welcome and Circles of Empathy
Finding Inspiration and Your Personal Mission Statement
Mental Health and Self Care Workshop
Education Committee on Conflict Resolution
Unconditional Love—What’s Love Got to Do With It?
September 18th Preparing for the Provo Pride Festival
September 11 Breakout Session: Navigating Healthy Relationships
August 21 – Sharing Our Personal Stories: “And I’m A Mormon”