Elizabeth Warren cuddled a queer teen to show what acceptance means

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Elizabeth Warren was asked by a tearful young queer person whether she had ever felt unaccepted by anyone who meant a lot for her, and if yes, then how had she dealt with it to become who she is now. Warren told the 17-year-old Raelyn that indeed, there was such a person in her life, it was her mother, who wished Elizabeth to marry, but her relationships with men have never gone so far. In the end Warren came to her mom and told her that she would redirect her energy on something else, not men. Marriage is a great thing, but it is only one of plenty possible ways for a woman to be happy and self-realized. Saying so, the now-politician saw a lot of disappointment in her mother’s eyes. “But I also knew it was the right thing to do and sometimes you just gotta do what’s right inside and hope that maybe the rest of the world will come around to it. And maybe they will, maybe they won’t, but you gotta take care of yourself first,” she said, before asking a girl for a hug. “We’ve got it. We’re going to be OK. You’re going to get through this. You’re going to be good,” she told Raelyn, putting her arms around her.

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