The more people in the professional world are out and open about their lives, the more inspiration they provide to LGBT youth in America. In essence, by being out and successful, they send a clear message that the next generation of LGBT youth can be, too. In the realm of politics the glass ceiling looks like it is evaporating, as Jared Polis recently because the first openly gay man to be elected to the House of Representatives.
But what about growing up to be President of the United States?
It's something many children dream about, but what are the prospects of one day having an openly gay president? According to a recent poll, over 60% of Americans would vote for an openly gay president.
Furthermore, the study shows that "67% of voters would support an openly-gay vice president, 69% would support a gay senator, and 71% would support a gay cabinet-level secretary."
With the continuing push for equality, the sky is increasingly becoming the limit for the next generation of LGBT leadership. Who knows... one day the president of your local Gay-Straight Alliance could be the President of the U.S.