Former San Francisco 49ers quarterback Steve Young and his wife
Barbara Young will serve as the keynote speakers at a convention of
The Youngs will attend next month's 32nd annual
conference of Affirmation in Salt Lake City.
In a statement given to the Salt
Lake Tribune, the Youngs said that they are happy to be part
Affirmation Conference, “where they hope to lend their voices
to the healing work of making our families, our society and our
church more welcoming places for our LGBT [lesbian, gay, bisexual and
transgender] brothers and sisters.”
The Mormon couple made headlines in 2008 when they placed “No on
Prop. 8” yard signs in front of their Palo Alto, California home in
direct defiance of the church which strongly supported passage of the
constitutional amendment limiting marriage to heterosexual couples.
Barbara Young said at the time that she wanted to support her
bother, who is gay.
Steve Young is a direct descendant of Brigham Young, a former
president of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints (LDS
Church) and the first governor of the Utah Territory.
Gay Pride Parade includes Boy Scouts in uniforms, Mormons.)