I've grown up as a LGBT member of the Virginia community and felt first-hand the effects that a system that doesn't include everyone has. I support the guidance to protect some of our most vulnerable populations. It is the morally just and compassionate thing to do. If we don't stand up for our students in their time of need, if we don't validate their decisions to live authentically, then we have failed them.
I remember when I came out as gay to my high school. I wish there was guidance in place to help me. The least I can do is help my LGBT peers in advocating in support of this guidance.