According to a survey in 2015 by GLSEN, an organization that works to ensure civil rights for LGBTQ students, 70% of the transgender student survey participants avoid using the school bathroom because they feel unsafe from hate violence. But in February 2017, the Trump Administration withdrew federal protection for transgender students in public schools that let them use bathrooms and facilities corresponding with their gender identity. Mel and Lucy’s promise made during their conversation in the bathroom is a response to the Trump administration’s decisions. [Na Young]
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Zachary CLARENCE is an actor, writer, and director originally from the San Francisco Bay Area, currently living in New York City. He loves working on art aimed at bringing about social-change and encouraging compassion and awareness.