These LGBT Students Have A Message For Donald Trump

"We are listening and watching as you take that oath today."

While many minorities are fearful for their futures now that Donald Trump has officially taken power today, a defiant group of LGBT high schoolers is speaking out about their expectations for our new president.

In a video from GLSEN timed to the end of No Name-Calling Week, a dozen teens are letting Trump know that they will not stop fighting for equality and inclusivity in their classrooms.

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“We noticed that you like to use name-calling when people speak out against you, but just know that we are listening and watching as you take that oath today: to protect the Constitution, the one that says all people are equal, and that includes us,” members of the GLSEN National Student Council say in the clip.

“Before you call me any names,” one adds, “let me tell you the names I want to be called: bold, resilient, strong, brave, truth-teller, go-getter, writer, dog lover, musician.”

They ask Trump to let them know when they can start calling him an equality advocate and a president for all—before taking a nice, long sip of tea.

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The video ends with a request to turn the president’s first 100 days into 100 days of kindness by heading here to share how someone has shown kindness in action at a school near you.

 

 

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