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I developed this speech with the goal of bringing awareness to an ignored subject. LGBT+ youth are not properly represented in schools. I tried to share my views with my peers and respected adults, but they were all trained to believe that LGBT people are irrelevant to society. I am sharing my views so that any other youth who have experienced similar discrimination can know they’re not alone, and that we can’t let ignorance stop us from speaking up. We have to stand up for ourselves and each other to gain the respect that we deserve.