Here’s my speech from today if you’re interested: I’m humbled to be recognized by the incredible city of Los Angeles. I’d like to take a quick moment to thank the LA city council, mayor Eric garcetti, councilman Mitch O’Farrell, and councilman mike bonin for honoring me today. Thank you for having me, and thank you for the work you do. There is a myth that we have to know who we are before we start actively engaging with the world. I call it a myth because I honestly don’t believe there are more than three confirmed cases of that actually happening. Part of the human process is trial and error. There’s nothing wrong with trying something and realizing you don’t like it. There’s nothing wrong with trying something, trying the opposite, and choosing after that. Congratulations, you’ve made an informed decision! In my book, queerness should be approached the same way. Sure you don’t know exactly who you are or where you fit into the giant spectrum puzzle, but that doesn’t mean you shouldn’t dive right in and try to find your place. I didn’t know who I was when I started my journey in the public eye. I was shoved into box after box after box of what was “societally acceptable” and/or “desirable.” And it hurt. Round pegs just aren’t the right shape for square holes. I decided I was done being squashed into a place in which I did not feel comfortable. Life shouldn’t be about making yourself miserable to make someone else happy! Whatever shape we are, it’s up to us to find the space we fit, and fill it. It’s okay to be unclear. It’s okay to be unsure. It’s okay to be uncomfortable. We’re all just figuring it out as we go along. My hope for the next generation of queer folk is that they live their lives as authentically as possible. The good, the bad, the messy, the fun, the scary, the confusing, the euphoric, the UNIQUE. We have a ways to go before that is a safe possibility throughout the country. But that should not eclipse the progress that has been made. The fact that I am standing here today, accepting this honor, addressing this room, is proof of how far we have come. It fills me with confidence that we can continue to accomplish more and more. Because we have to @bex_tk bex_tk Bex Taylor-Klaus

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  • Here’s my speech from today if you’re interested: I’m humbled to be recognized by the incredible city of Los Angeles. I’d like to take a quick moment to thank the LA city council, mayor Eric garcetti, councilman Mitch O’Farrell, and councilman mike bonin for honoring me today. Thank you for having me, and thank you for the work you do. There is a myth that we have to know who we are before we start actively engaging with the world. I call it a myth because I honestly don’t believe there are more than three confirmed cases of that actually happening. Part of the human process is trial and error. There’s nothing wrong with trying something and realizing you don’t like it. There’s nothing wrong with trying something, trying the opposite, and choosing after that. Congratulations, you’ve made an informed decision! In my book, queerness should be approached the same way. Sure you don’t know exactly who you are or where you fit into the giant spectrum puzzle, but that doesn’t mean you shouldn’t dive right in and try to find your place. I didn’t know who I was when I started my journey in the public eye. I was shoved into box after box after box of what was “societally acceptable” and/or “desirable.” And it hurt. Round pegs just aren’t the right shape for square holes. I decided I was done being squashed into a place in which I did not feel comfortable. Life shouldn’t be about making yourself miserable to make someone else happy! Whatever shape we are, it’s up to us to find the space we fit, and fill it. It’s okay to be unclear. It’s okay to be unsure. It’s okay to be uncomfortable. We’re all just figuring it out as we go along. My hope for the next generation of queer folk is that they live their lives as authentically as possible. The good, the bad, the messy, the fun, the scary, the confusing, the euphoric, the UNIQUE. We have a ways to go before that is a safe possibility throughout the country. But that should not eclipse the progress that has been made. The fact that I am standing here today, accepting this honor, addressing this room, is proof of how far we have come. It fills me with confidence that we can continue to accomplish more and more. Because we have to

    Here’s my speech from today if you’re interested:
    I’m humbled to be recognized by the incredible city of Los Angeles. I’d like to take a quick moment to thank the LA city council, mayor Eric garcetti, councilman Mitch O’Farrell, and councilman mike bonin for honoring me today. Thank you for having me, and thank you for the work you do. There is a myth that we have to know who we are before we start actively engaging with the world. I call it a myth because I honestly don’t believe there are more than three confirmed cases of that actually happening. Part of the human process is trial and error. There’s nothing wrong with trying something and realizing you don’t like it. There’s nothing wrong with trying something, trying the opposite, and choosing after that. Congratulations, you’ve made an informed decision! In my book, queerness should be approached the same way. Sure you don’t know exactly who you are or where you fit into the giant spectrum puzzle, but that doesn’t mean you shouldn’t dive right in and try to find your place. I didn’t know who I was when I started my journey in the public eye. I was shoved into box after box after box of what was “societally acceptable” and/or “desirable.” And it hurt. Round pegs just aren’t the right shape for square holes. I decided I was done being squashed into a place in which I did not feel comfortable. Life shouldn’t be about making yourself miserable to make someone else happy! Whatever shape we are, it’s up to us to find the space we fit, and fill it. It’s okay to be unclear. It’s okay to be unsure. It’s okay to be uncomfortable. We’re all just figuring it out as we go along.
    My hope for the next generation of queer folk is that they live their lives as authentically as possible. The good, the bad, the messy, the fun, the scary, the confusing, the euphoric, the UNIQUE. We have a ways to go before that is a safe possibility throughout the country. But that should not eclipse the progress that has been made. The fact that I am standing here today, accepting this honor, addressing this room, is proof of how far we have come. It fills me with confidence that we can continue to accomplish more and more. Because we have to

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lparrilla - Lana Parrilla 6 days ago

Wow!!! Congratulations, Bex!!!! You’re a leader in the community and I’m so proud of you!! 🙌🙌💥

bex_tk - Bex Taylor-Klaus 1 week ago

Don’t be fooled by my lack of a toothy grin — I was trying to be professional and look suave for once in my life. Don’t worry, Ma, I’m not miserable at all!!!

strufflezoned - struffles 1 week ago

So proud!!! 💙Thank you for sharing this with us! (Also, I’ve got to know where you got that amazing shirt??!! The more seethrough button ups in this world the better)

melliejadeb - Mellie 6 days ago

You’re such an inspiration, and the work you do is truly changing peoples lives. Thank you for inspiring me all the way down under to continue fighting for my and my lgbtqi+ siblings rights to take up the space we deserve!

itslynnotlynn - tor 1 week ago

you’re an idol of mine. i love you so much and seeing you succeed and use the platform you have to spread positivity and love and kindness makes me so happy. you deserve everything that you’ve earned and the space that you’ve carved out for queer youth is not going away anytime soon

helenraiser97 - Cody 1 week ago

This is honestly so heartwarming to see, I'm so proud of you. You really are an inspiration to me and so many others, please, PLEASE, always be yourself ❤🧡💛💚💙💜

r.m.rose328 - rosemrose 6 days ago

Congrats you dashing human. Keep on being you and living your life. You never know who'll you inspire by just by being you.