Rachel, Student at Creative Arts Secondary School

Rachel Creative Arts  
“At this school, people know things like lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender -- they know more about those things. But at my old school, half the kids were OK with it, the other half was just like ‘oh eww.’ I had a friend at my old school who was gay and I stood up for him a couple times and got into arguments with people because they were really homophobic. They were ignorant, didn’t know much about this stuff. It was just really hard. Coming out wasn’t that bad for me. I didn’t accept it at first. But here, everybody accepts it.”