“It's the action, not the fruit of the action, that's important. You have to do the right thing. It may not be in your power, may not be in your time, that there'll be any fruit. But that doesn't mean you stop doing the right thing. You may never know what results come from your action. But if you do nothing, there will be no result.” ― Mahatma Gandhi A few days ago, I joined a lovely diverse club called "Free to be Me" and learned about something I'd never even been involved in or heard of before— local LGBT advocacy efforts. In order to get a clearer message across, I will be stating the club's purpose and why I knew this would be a huge stepping stone to becoming a more respectful and diverse community. Taken directly from the club's constitution, "To create a safe, respectful space for anyone seeking support for— or wishing to increase awareness of— personal and social troubles resulting from prejudice and discrimination against themselves or their peers due to (actual or perceived) sexual orientation, trans-sex or intersex status, and/or gender identity and expression; to both promote acceptance of those questioning their own, or identifying with, non-normative sex/gender and sexuality, and create a mutually-respectful forum inclusive of all people with diverse ideologies and values for dialogue on issues of social inequality faced by LGBTQ and gender-variant populations; to provide opportunities for both community outreach addressing such inequality, and initiatives for personal growth and cultivation of social responsibility that encourage pro-social attitudes toward equality in a diverse community, nation, and world." Did you know that currently in Florida it is perfectly legal to fire someone or refuse to hire them simply because they are gay or transgender? I didn't. I've never been involved with, or discussed anything political dealing with LGBT issues. Once I was let in on information about a campaign fighting to stop prejudice and unfairness within Florida, I knew I had to put this out wherever it was possible. As a side note though, this campaign isn't just about helping Florida pass non-discrimination laws against the LGBT community, this is about fulfilling a safe and respectful community of diversity everywhere we go. No one should ever have to live in fear of losing their job because they freely express themselves by way of non-normative sex/gender and sexuality. That's why I came here. To tell you all that if you sign this campaign, you can make a difference to yourself, your friends, families, and to everyone else who is a part of the LGBT community. Tell your friends, tell your families, and tell your colleagues! We can do this! We can make a difference! Everyone can make a difference!