Girl Scouts from Troop 45502 setting up the LGBTQ YA display they designed in the Hawthorne store. Passionate about LGBTQ issues, they wanted to celebrate Pride Month by making sure all their peers feel represented.
"It shows people who are questioning, or LGBTQ+ that it's okay for them to be themselves. And it also teaches straight cisgender teens that not only is it okay to be LGBTQ, but they can help other teens by being supportive. The characters’ sexuality or gender does not need to be the most important aspect of them or defining feature, but just having LGBTQ+ characters in books is important."
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