My experience, at Prejudice to Pride struggles for Equality and how the LGBT community is affected by bullying, homelessness, and the legal system, was I learned things I did not know.  I had a good time. The day  wasn’t boring but at the same time it wasn’t super exciting. Being there taught me somethings but not much because I already knew most of what was being talked about. The topics where: Bullying, and that subject was talked about by Gail Wolkoff and Jim Toy. They talked about how bullying is bad. She shared it is the adults responsibility to protect youth.  I think bullying is bullying, cyber bullying included, is awful.

The second topic was homeless. Heather Steenrod talked about the work of the Ozone House and how they protect kids. She also talked about LGBTQ kids and the percentages of them with no home. I’ve been to the Ozone House in Ypsilanti and it was a good safe place to be.

Lastly, Bethany and Scott T. Jason talked to us about legal rights. Bethany talked to us about health rights and Scott talked to us about taxes.  I was falling asleep because what they were saying did not have anything to do with me.

The best part of the day was the cookies! I got to bring a plate of cookies and fruit home with me.

Zar-Reia Brand

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