Rally by LGBTQ students at BYU and allies planned Friday at LDS Church headquarters


LGBTQ students at Brigham Young University and their allies are taking their concerns about the school’s changing position on “romantic behavior” by same-sex couples to the Salt Lake City headquarters of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints.

The theme of Friday’s event is “Just Let Us Love One Another.”

The goal, according to one of the organizers, AnnElise Guerisoli, is “to create a space to vocalize the thoughts and feelings of many of our active, believing and nonbelieving, LGBTQ+ community.”

Organizers invited people from “all beliefs, all educational backgrounds, all sexual orientations, and all genders,” they said in a release, to “demonstrate that you choose love, and plead for the church to make a legitimate space for LGBTQ children of God.”

Demonstrators plan to circle the church office building on the sidewalk, followed by speeches and rally in City Creek Plaza across the street at 4 p.m., then resume marching at 4:30 p.m.

“The events of the past two weeks,” Guerisoli added in an email, “will be remembered for the rest of LDS history. This is our moment to choose love and plead for the church to make a legitimate space for LGBTQ children of God in policy and practice.”

A similar rally for Latter-day Saints and former church members is planned for Saturday, from 1 to 4 p.m. on the corner of Columbus Avenue and 68th Street in New York City, across from the LDS temple there.

The Salt Lake Tribune will update this developing story.

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