What do an author and an inventor have in common—Brandon Mull, author of the Fablehaven and Beyonders series, and the Wright brothers? These people all have an innovation that we, as Americans, often associate with ourselves. However, looking for this trait in our general population, especially our children, we often have a hard time seeing it. Where has it gone? What are we doing wrong? Our problem is in our society, which runs in such a way that creativity and innovation is discouraged, especially among our school-age generation.
Something people have been arguing about in recent years is the federal minimum wage, specifically if it should be raised and what it should be raised to. There are several sides to this argument. One is that it should not be raised at all because an increase of the minimum wage will lead to job loss and employers relying on machines. Another argument is that raising the federal minimum wage any amount, especially something as high as $15 an hour, will help improve people’s living conditions and move more money within our economy, this is argued by multiple people within the American Public Health Association.
Less than a year ago, I got out of a really toxic relationship. I admit, that toxicity went both ways—we were both cruel to each other and probably should never have started dating in the first place—but despite that, it was a really difficult breakup for me. She'd cut it off a week before I found out I was being forced to leave the university I was attending and move back home to my family due to some issues that had been going on for a while. It was good that I left, but it took me months to come to terms with the fact that I was single.
The very first time I watched Doctor Who, I was sitting in my English class my freshman year of high school. I was in the back corner, as always, seeing as it was the one place where I could pay attention and generally be left alone. I don't remember why the teacher was showing it to us, but she turned off the lights and played Season 3 Episode 11, "Blink."
So, I have a lot of movies and shows that I love to watch, but I get really tired of seeing only straight people and straight relationships. Therefore, I love finding shows that have good LGBT characters. Here are some of the shows that I've found that have these good LGBT characters, for everyone who, like me, freaks out when they find these: