Cara Mitrano

Cara Mitrano is a senior at Midland High School, where she helped start the school’s GSA. The GSA’s advocacy work raised awareness of LGBTQ issues through numerous activities, including Asexual Awareness Week, Transgender Day of Remembrance, and faculty awareness training. Despite vandalism and bullying at Midland and H.H. Dow High Schools, Cara continued to display LGBT-affirming posters on her lockers. The administration of one school even demanded she remove LGBT-positive posters from her locker. With poise and dignity, Cara collaborated with school faculty and Lambda Legal to protect her rights. In the Fall, Cara will attend Wayne State University, where she will continue her advocacy work through the GLBTA Student Union.