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Ex-NFLer Young Wants To Build Bridges With Gays

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File photo of former San Francisco 49ers starting quarterback Steve Young. (Photo by MONICA M. DAVEY/AFP/Getty Images)

File photo of former San Francisco 49ers starting quarterback Steve Young. (Photo by MONICA M. DAVEY/AFP/Getty Images)

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SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — Legendary NFL quarterback Steve Young says he wants to build bridges with the gay community.

Young spoke Saturday night to a group of about 400 people attending the New Frontiers conference of the group Affirmation: Gay and Lesbian Mormons.

The Deseret News reports (http://bit.ly/192Gu7h ) that the former BYU quarterback described himself as a Mormon who wants to “build bridges” with the gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgender community.

He introduced his wife, Barb, as an advocate of the LGBT community.

Young also reminisced about winning the Super Bowl with the San Francisco 49ers, and spoke about relying on faith.

He called faith the “fundamental fuel for the human experience.”

Young told the crowd: “If the experience is to return to our Heavenly Father, faith is the fuel from beginning to end.”

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