(The views expressed in this interview do not necessarily reflect those of the producers of Far Between but are reflective of some aspects of what it means to be homosexual and Mormon today.)
Wow Derek I really admire you for your courage to share your story. I felt like I was watching a video of myself. The experiences you shared from your mission and other parts of your life really resonated with me. I was closeted the entire time I was at BYU. I appreciate what you’re doing here. Hopefully your courage will help other gay mormons realize that God loves them just the way he made them.
Thank you, Derek, for your courage. I attended BYU and rejoice in the progress it’s made — and pray for continued progress.
I watched this video with great happiness for Derek and USGA, yet I am sad that in my own era at BYU, there was nothing there for us men who struggled (and continue to do so) with being gay and alone. Life must be so much more liveable for you all. I am happy that you have been blessed to be your age at a time where the world as you want it, and need it, is opening up for you. As for me, not so much. But there is comfort in knowing that progress, even in the smallest steps, is being made for these valiant and brave men and women to live whole, authentic lives at such a wonderful university. God bless you all and USGA.