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Supporters in Angel Wings Shield BYU LGBTQ+ Event From Protesters

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A gathering off-campus in Utah was disrupted by protesters, including Brigham Young University students, who threw homophobic slurs and taunted LGBTQ+ students and their supporters.

In Provo, approximately 100 people protested "Back to School Pride Night" last weekend. A line of angel-dressed people who supported LGBTQ students drew a blockade to stop the protesters.

Brigham Young University, which is run by the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, prohibits romantic relationships between non-heterosexual couples, displays of same-sex affection, and LGBTQ-related groups or clubs on campus.A nonprofit organization supporting LGBTQ+ students called the RaYnbow Collective holds a welcome back-to-school event every year, the Salt Lake Tribune reports.

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