Hamsavardhini Thirunarayanan, California

San Mateo High School | San Mateo, CA

What if teenagers felt they had a voice in the future of our country? This election season, the Student Reporting Labs network of more than 100 schools across the country asked middle and high school students to talk to the next president about the issues they feel need to be addressed.

What is Hamsavardhini Thirunarayanan’s solution for ending discrimination against gay, bi and trans youth? Introduce LGBTQ education in the classroom.

Produced by Angie Neta, Maya Rijhwani, Ariel Seidman, Nic Wratten and Cindy Zhang, students of San Mateo High School in San Mateo, California. Instruction provided by SRL Connected Educator Patsy Ferguson. Station support provided by KQED.