Rachel Charlene Lewis
December 24, 2016 8:28 am

In a new interview with PAPER, Tyler Oakley explained what it’s really like to be such a visible member of the LGBT community. Considering the state of LGBT rights under Trump, Oakley’s message feels especially important to listen to members of the LGBT community, and really hear them out. When asked about his concerns about Trump’s presidency, Tyler Oakley didn’t hold back, and we seriously respect him for it.

In the interview, Oakley explains why he’s worried. He says,

But the icon doesn’t think 2016 was all bad. Why? Because it showed more than ever that some people really do care about LGBT people, and are willing to fight back against injustice. He continued,

We’re so glad this important figure shared his thoughts, and reminded us that it’s our job to work together to protect LGBTQ+ folks and the most marginalized members of our society.