Student Voices

"We are not taught in any way about LGBTQ people who have come before us."
- Connor / director of Through Gay Eyes
"That is immense hypocrisy right there."
- Sebastian / high school student
"Teachers should teach equality, and as they teach history they should include all the history, not just the part society wants us to know to control us."
- Mohammed / high school student
"It is upsetting to think this has been erased from history. We cannot let ignorance rule any longer."
- Olivia / high school student
"Teachers should know how to approach it, so that they are not clueless."
- Lavy / high school student
"I don't want to see this erased from history, but it is going to take a lot of discussion and training to do this."
- Kuneary / high school student
"We need to start learning about this in elementary school."
- Amanda / high school student
"If I had this when I was in school I wouldn't have dropped out."
- Maycon / 21 years old
"Gender needs to be taught about in school, the earlier the better. My death needs to mean something. My death needs to be counted in the number of transgender people who commit suicide this year. I want someone to look at the number and say, "That's f***ed up" and fix it. Fix society. Please."
- Leelah (Josh) Alcorn