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  • tony-ycba
    Tony is a 5th grade school teacher in Northern California. He and his husband Greg do a lot of advocacy for the LGBT community.
  • al-ycba
    Al is a Captain with the Pembroke Pines Police Department. He has had a distinguished career in law enforcement and has been open about his sexuality throughout most of his time on the police force. He is a great example for young LGBT individuals to follow.
  • joseph-ycba
    Joe came out after college while working for the Vice President of the World Bank. He is now the manager at a popular local restaurant which is a South Florida staple.
  • Brett Dunckel, Founder
    Brett Dunckel is the founder of "You Can Be Anything". He is a firefighter/paramedic in South Florida. He wants fellow LGBTQ individuals to submit videos and stories about their careers in the hopes it will show young LGBTQ individuals even though they are LGBTQ they can be anything.
  • darran-ycba
    Darran was a police officer until receiving a career ending injury while on duty. He now teaches at a police academy and is a fraud investigator with a major U.S. bank.

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About You Can Be Anything

Young people who are questioning their sexuality or have recently come to accept the fact they are lesbian, gay, bisexual, or transgender face some extreme challenges. They may be rejected by their friends or worse--by their families.  They may think their future dreams and goals may no longer be possible because of their sexuality. They may feel they are unable to continue on the same path they saw themselves on before discovering their sexuality.  They may feel they will not be able to enter the career they have always dreamed of.

A lot of young LGBT and questioning individuals do not personally know any people like themselves. Odds are even less favorable that they have a LGBT role model in the career they are interested in. They may feel there is no place for a LGBT person in that particular field. They have probably been told, directly or indirectly, LGBT people can't possibly be police officers or firefighters for example. Or maybe they feel there are no openly gay people in professional sports. This can be a huge deterrent to a young LGBT or questioning person... Learn more.