What I Learned From Transgender Students

huffingtonpost.com – John O’Connor – Executive Director, Equality California

When I saw Ashton Lee, a 16-year-old transgender student from Manteca, California, deliver over 5,700 petitions to Gov. Jerry Brown in support of a law that makes sure he can just be himself at school, I knew I was seeing something special — a brave, committed transgender student taking charge of his future. By taking charge of an issue that shaped their own lives, transgender students like Ashton provided an example for the rest of us.