Ashton Mota ’23 Speaks at the White House

Ashton Mota ’22 with Transportation Secretary Pete Buttigieg and husband and LGBTQ+ advocate Chasten Buttigieg.
Ashton Mota ’23 gives A Kids Book About Being Inclusive to President Biden and First Lady Jill Biden.

Ashton Mota ’23 had the opportunity of a lifetime this summer. Through the GenderCool Project, he spoke at the White House, alongside President Joe Biden and Transportation Secretary Pete Buttigieg, in honor of Pride Month. He used the platform to share his own powerful story of coming out as transgender and how he became a proud advocate for the trans community. He also spoke in support of the Equality Act. “It will give LGBTQ+ people like me the opportunity to walk into the world as our true, authentic selves, without worrying about discrimination just because of who you are or who you love,” he said. Watch Ashton’s speech at GenderCool. And check out a new book he co-authored, A Kids Book About Being Inclusive, which was just published as part of the GenderCool Collection.

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