Faith Love moved to North Carolina amid the outrage of HB2, a shameful anti-LGBTQ law that restricted restroom access for transgender people, and in her first few weeks in the state, she decided she wanted to take action. She began actively speaking out for the transgender community, as well as publicly displaying buttons she ordered that said “I’ll Go With You.” As an openly bisexual woman herself, Faith is aware of the impact of discrimination but also hopes to leverage the privilege she has to continue fighting for the transgender community, particularly transgender students, who can be an extremely vulnerable population.
“I’m a bisexual woman, but I happen to be married to a man. So I ‘pass’ as heterosexual in a lot of ways. I know I have privilege, and I want to use that to be an advocate and ally for other people. School is difficult enough. All I want is for students to figure out who they are without fear of physical or emotional intimidation. We’ve got a long way to go, but it will get better. The one-on-one conversations and interactions — those have the biggest impact.”