We invited people to share their stories of acceptance and inclusion. Their emotional stories illustrate the true power of love.
“When a community is open and inclusive, it allows us to push our kids to not be afraid."
“We all have more in common with each other than differences."
“Even the smallest act of kindness speaks volumes for those who are affected."
“When we examine our biases, we begin the real work of seeing and affirming who we are and who we can be.“
"Knowing I was valued for my age and sexual orientation made me feel happy."
“The kindness of this gesture has stuck with me ever since."
“I had a goal to do something that others haven’t really done, which is to advocate about accessibility."
“I was allowed to just exist as who I was, which completely changed my high school experience."