The advent of A.B. 9 (also known as Seth's Law) and A.B. 1156 will help in the fight against bullying, which wreaks havoc on many kids, LGBT or not. Schools will be required to have anti-bullying policies, giving support for victims of bullying, and making it far easier for students like me to switch out of their current school district if they need to. Now as students and young adults, we need to make sure our friends and family know that Seth's Law is in effect in California, and to start standing up and speaking out.
All week, the Huffington Post has been publishing essays written by Youth Empowered to Act students about LGBT-bullying. You can see the story that started it all and see the full list of essays here. This essay was written by Brennan Hicks.