Hillary Clinton Sent This Heartfelt Message to a Gay Teen After a Photo of Him Crying Went Viral
By John Boone
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If you don’t know, Humans of New York is a photo project Brandon Stanton started in 2010, where he goes around the city taking pictures of everyday people and includes a short anecdote or quote as the caption.
On Friday, Stanton uploaded this snapshot to the HONY Facebook page:
"I'm homosexual and I'm afraid about what my future will be and that people won't like me."
There was an outpouring of love and words of encouragement in the comments section from people all over the world -- including a message from presidential hopeful Hillary Clinton.
“Prediction from a grown-up: Your future is going to be amazing,” Clinton’s comment says. “You will surprise yourself with what you’re capable of and the incredible things you go on to do. Find the people who love and believe in you -- there will be lots of them.”
He also got love from Ellen DeGeneres, who wrote, “Not only will people like you, they'll love you. I just heard of you and I love you already.” And now he will probably be on The Ellen DeGeneres Show and Ellen will say sweet things to him and we are all going to cry.
This is but the latest instance of Clinton showing her support for the LGBT community. She’s been a vocal ally for years and threw her political weight behind the fight for marriage equality. Days before the historic announcement, Clinton uploaded this video to YouTube:
"Being LGBT does not make you less human,” she says in the video. “And that is why gay rights are human rights, and human rights are gay rights."
And when the ruling came down, Clinton celebrated right along with us all:
“[This ruling] reflects the will of the vast and growing multitude of Americans who believe that LGBT couples deserve to be recognized under the law and treated equally in the eyes of society,” she said in a statement. “It represents our country at its best: inclusive, open, and striving towards true equality."
Speaking of love winning, find out how other celebrities celebrated the Supreme Court decision on marriage equality: