In Lauren’s Junior year of high school, there was a “No Place For Hate” month. The month was followed by a panel with students talking about different forms of hate, like racism, classism, etc. Lauren’s GSA adviser asked if anyone wanted to represent the LGBTQ community.
“We all were kind of like, ‘Are you kidding me?’ And I said, well, if no one else volunteers, I’ll do it.”
In front of her entire school, in the gym, Lauren stood up and told everyone she was a lesbian. Continue Reading to find out how the school reacted.