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The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints holds that homosexuality is wrong, which makes life hard for Mormon Brigham Young University's roughly 1,800 LGBT students. According to a recent report, 74 percent say they have contemplated suicide and 24 percent have tried to kill themselves.
Inspired by the numerous videos that have already been created as a part of the anti-suicide and anti-bullying public awareness campaign “It Gets Better,” federal government employees from the National Parks Service, U.S. Geological Survey and other agencies have launched their own.
Colorado U.S. Senator Mark Udall is leading the fight for equal rights for gay Americans on Capitol Hill and on the video internet. He released a YouTube for gay rights organization One Colorado during gay pride week and is a major presence in the Senate contribution to the "It Gets Better" campaign aimed at gay kids teased or bullied at school.