This is a personal comment, not an admin note. I just want to make that clear.
My intent in writing this post was NOT to launch a debate about homosexuality or any LGBTQ+ issue. My focus was on the obvious fact that a BYU valedictorian coming out to their entire college in a public speech would not have happened even a few years ago - and it certainly wouldn't have been met by widespread applause from the faculty and student body. I did not want a debate about whether or not full intimacy is possible in a mixed-sex marriage when one person is same-sex attracted. The answer is simple (No), but the explanation is extremely complex.
A good discussion of that question would require a long, detailed disucussion of new medical / neurological understanding of what it means to be LGBTQ+ - including the distinctions among those classifications. Particularly, it would require a solid explanation of the differences between being lesbian, gay, bi-sexual, transgender, and queer - and then an explanation of the subcategories within being queer. For a straight, cisgender male, I am reasonably qualified to have that discussion, but this is not the thread for me to tackle it. It might not be the forum, either.
So, as the author of the original post, I ask that comments remain focused on the intent I outlined in the first detailed paragraph of this comment.
I see through my glass, darkly - as I play my saxophone in harmony with the other instruments in God's orchestra. (h/t Elder Joseph Wirthlin)
Even if people view many things differently, the core Gospel principles (LOVE; belief in the unseen but hoped; self-reflective change; symbolic cleansing; striving to recognize the will of the divine; never giving up) are universal.
"For every complex problem there is an answer that is clear, simple, and wrong." H. L. Mencken