applepiecrust wrote: wackyjack22 wrote:
I assume there will be at least a couple of Mormons at every good school. I graduated from BYU last semester; the most awkward experience I had was asking campus reps at the BYU law fair if there were LGBT groups at their schools and how accepting the campus community was of LGBT individuals. I was nervous someone would overhear me - a friend of mine walked up as I was talking to the UDub dean and the dean was nice enough to completely change the conversation so my friend didn't overhear anything compromising. I felt like an idiot haha.
Please tell me you wrote about being LGBT and going to BYU in your personal statement! Either way, props to you for dealing with BYU for 4 years even though they aren't particularly friendly about that situation. Also, that is hilarious about your law school fair and pretty ballsy of you too.
Yeah, you sound like a baller person! Way to go! How'd you do the BYU experience?
Yeah, I wrote my PS about it. It wasn't as bad as you might think. I spent most of my time at BYU repressing my "gayness" anyway, so by the time I came to terms with it, I was almost done. There were actually way more gay people than you'd think at BYU. Although I know probably about 50 or 60 gay people now, I only know of like 2 lesbians, and I've never actually talked to them. I think they have it worse than gay men by far. Because Mormons don't have sex before marriage, BYU is a wedding factory. Women are pressured much more than guys to get married, since most end up being housemakers anyway. It's really sad.
We are actually working to pass non-discrimination ordinances in housing and employment in the city of Provo (where BYU is located). It's kind of funny to see all these closet liberals come out and support us. Since I graduated I am not really at risk of getting in trouble anymore. It's nice to not feel nervous now that they'll kick me out and withhold my transcript, forcing me essentially start over.