By the time I turned 20 years old, three people in my life had died due to hate-related violence. My grief and anger fueled my passion for social justice reform. I’ve spent the last 10 years working in the intersection of LGBT education, policy and media.
As a public figure in the LGBT community who is very open about my politics, I’m frequently asked my opinion on current events. And because it’s an election year, I often get asked who I’m voting for. As an activist dedicated to social and economic justice, my answer could only be Bernie Sanders.