Jillian Orr opened her graduation gown to reveal a rainbow flag.
Because of a religious exemption from federal antidiscrimination law, Brigham Young University can continue to ban same-sex dating.
“While most members are good people trying to do right, I believe the church is actively and currently doing harm in the world.”
The incident came on top of a former Brigham Young University president urging the use of "muskets" to fight LGBTQ+ equality, and the student has now left the Mormon school.
At the same meeting where the president of Brigham Young University announced a new "Office of Belonging," a church elder railed against LGBTQ+ rights.
There's a reason many members of the Church of Latter-Day Saints add caveats, pleas, and apologies to their announcements of queerdom.
The action was an act of resistance against anti-LGBTQ+ policies at Brigham Young University.