Q: Describe the club.
A: Most days, we would just talk about our issues and relationship problems. It was really nice listening to people having the same problems as me. Many allies were part of the club. I never knew so many people were going through the same problems I was and that they were a part of the community. I was surprised. We also watched “Pose” on Hulu, I recommend it.
Q: What was one of your favorite moments from the club this year?
A: K was really funny. She was really open with her relationship problems, and we all would put in our own ideas of what we would do in her situation. She made me feel very welcome. When I joined, she made us introduce ourselves and pronouns and sexuality.
Q: Why did you join this club?
Chess club was canceled so I wanted to find another afterschool activity.
I am a part of the community and I wanted to meet people like me. I never knew we had a nonbinary teacher and that was pretty cool.
Q: What are your thoughts on the club leader, Mx. T?
A: I’ve never had a teacher as a part of the LGBTQ+ community. If I have a problem that other teachers may not have the solution to, it is nice that I could go to them.
Q: How do you think this club helps your overall school experience?
A: I feel like ever since I joined the club, I’ve been more social. It helped me open up. I make jokes and talk with my advisor more. Before, me acting the way I wanted to was difficult, and now I am able to act the way I want to because of the club.
Q: Do you have plans for Pride Month?
A: I want to go to the parade with this little girl I am babysitting, she’s 2. She’s always screaming “Gay Rights!” around the house. I taught it to her. I’d love for my siblings and my mom to go, too, if she doesn’t have to work. They’re very supportive of me. I haven’t told my dad, he’s in jail and I want to tell him in person. I went to the parade last year. I came out a week before the parade because I wanted to go to the parade.