A Transgender Inmate Shares Priceless Advice With A Gay Teen

Screen Shot 2015-03-17 at 12.40.10 PMA gay teen caught fighting with someone over rumors that he’d slept with the school football team may have received the best lesson imaginable from a transgender inmate on Scared Straight (unfortunate title, considering).

She tells the boy he should take it as a compliment, because he has “all the men.”

But more importantly, she drives this point home:

“As long as you’re gay, you’re gonna have haters…There’s nothing wrong with being gay, and don’t let nobody tell you there is. You can be anything you want to just have your own.”

That’s something we could all do well to remember.

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