“I think every person wants to feel loved for who she really is. I am from a Christian community and my coming out has taken a long time. I was afraid I’d tell the outside world and not be accepted. Once I told someone, the reactions I received were not always fun. But I still believed in a bright future for myself. It was worth fighting for. It is possible for everyone to be who they are.”

“I think an ally’s job is to help spread the message of equality.”

“I felt from the beginning that I wanted to fight for this issue and try to make the world a bit more human.”

“I have a tough time hearing people who say being gay is unnatural.”