Top firms regularly recruit from byu and its graduates attend some of the best MBA, medical, and law programs in the country.
By embracing celibacy, Hales is embarking upon one of the only sanctioned paths for LGBT students at byu.
In 1965, Gray was one of two African-Americans among roughly 20,000 white students at byu.
Prospects are improved, of course, by the fact that about 20 percent of byu students get married before they graduate.
In another case, Tyler claims, the ex-boyfriend of a student at byu got revenge by reporting him to the Honor Code.
But in December 2012, byu asked the group to no longer hold meetings on campus.
She later was suspended from byu for living in a house with men.
Only at byu would someone lose their academic position for finding salvation outside the Mormon church.
Tyler agreed that the covert nature of the LGBT scene at byu has had its upshots.
byu poli-sci professor and blogger Ralph Hancock is one of her most vocal critics.