A student group at BYU, which the Princeton Review has consistently ranked as one of the most unfriendly campuses for lesbian, gay, bisexual or transgender students, has made an "It Gets Better" video that features gay Mormon students sharing their struggles to reconcile their sexuality and their religion. A female student in the video, upon realizing she was a lesbian, said, "It scared me. It absolutely terrified me, naturally, because I truly believed in this church, and these feelings did not coincide with that church."
All BYU students are prohibited from having premarital sex, but heterosexual students can show affection in public. Homosexual students cannot. The BYU 2011 Honor Code states, "Brigham Young University will respond to homosexual behavior rather than to feelings or attraction and welcomes as full members of the university community all whose behavior meets university standards."
They Don't Shoot Bullies of the Day:Jennifer McKendrick (AKA Jen McKen), a self-employed photographer from Pennsylvania, recently came across a Facebook page created by a number of teenage girls as a sort of "Burn Book" for the purposes of "say[ing] mean and hurtful things about their class mates."
"It was beyond 'your clothes are ugly' or 'you don't have any brand clothes' or 'you are ugly, your hair is not right," she <
Truthfulness of the Day: In a rare out-of-character appearance, Stephen Colbert shares a touching anti-bullying anecdote from his past as part of Dan Savage's ongoing suicide-prevention project It Gets Better.
Kids Vogue In Front Of The Darndest Bluescreens of the Day: Robert Jeffrey explains that, in the Summer of '91, when he was nine years old, his parents took him to Hampton Beach Casino in Hampton Beach, New Hampshire, where a business was offering tourists the opportunity to lip-synch in front of a blue screen to their favorite pop songs. "I was lucky enough to partake that summer," says Robert.
Little Monster of the Day: It's been over a year since Timmy Dumont crash landed onto the YouTube scene with his Mickey Mouse PJs and trusty banana mic, and the indefatigable dancing machine is still belting his oversized heart out like the true showman he is.
"Me singing and dancing to Gaga's new hit 'Judas'," Timmy says in description