Yes there are still way too many instances of LGBT youth getting bullied. Yes we still have a long way to go to ensure nondiscrimination protections cover all in our community. But every day more and more LGBT teens are blazing trails and creating change in their schools and hometowns just by being out and proud.
18-year-old Maxwell Barrett of Hazlet, New Jersey is one such teen and decided to use his high school’s yearbook as the broadcast platform for his coming-out.
“I wanted to go out with a bang,” Barrett told The Huffington Post. “I had never done sports, or clubs. I was always just an art student. I wanted to go out in a way people would remember me by!”
See the quote that’s going viral below:
Senior quote 💯 pic.twitter.com/ikzjmHijo0
— Maxwell Barrett (@maxxbarrett) June 9, 2015