Growing up isn’t easy. Many young people face daily tormenting and bullying, and this is especially true for LGBTQ kids and teens. In response to a number of tragic suicides by LGBTQ students, syndicated columnist and author Dan Savage uploaded a video to YouTube with his partner, Terry Miller.
As part of a class assignment in seventh grade, Arwyn Halloran was asked to write an autobiography. Though initially unsure of whether to include her sexual orientation in the narrative, she ultimately decided that including that detail would be helpful to her class—and to her.