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Supporters of LGBTQ rights listen to speakers during the Matthew Shepard Candlelight Vigil in June 2018 at the University of Wyoming in Laramie. About 100 protesters showed up at a “Back to School Pride Night” event over the weekend at a public park in Provo, Utah. Maddison Tenney, founder of the RaYnbow Collective and a senior at BYU, said members of her group wore angel costumes to replicate the strategy used by friends of gay University of Wyoming student Matthew Shepard, after protesters showed up at the 1999 trial of two men accused in his killing.

PROVO, Utah (AP) — Protesters including Brigham Young University students yelled homophobic slurs and taunted LGBTQ students and their supporters during an off-campus gathering in Utah.

About 100 protesters showed up at the “Back to School Pride Night” event over the weekend at a public park in Provo. A dozen people dressed up as angels who were supporting the LGBTQ students stood in a line to block the protesters, The Salt Lake Tribune reported.

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Judd Grossman

What were the "slurs"? Slurs are bad. Free speech is good.

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