Late last month a nine year old boy, Jamel Myles, died from suicide after only four days into the school year because of bullying by other students for having came out as gay.
Alexandra Billings is an actress, professor and activist born and raised in LA. She was the first openly transgender person to appear on television in 2005 with her role in Rome and Michelle.
(An open letter to all the well-meaning allies) ... if you decide to take up the mantle of ally, you have a responsibility to your queer siblings. Use your privilege to help. Have those tough conversations, call out discrimination, police the spaces you work live and play in so that they can be safe for the queer people in your life.