7-Year-Old Protests Transphobia For His Trans Best Friend

Children are proof that hate is taught and learned. We are not born with prejudice. It is our upbringings that make us hate those unlike ourselves. Case in point – a 7-year-old boy and his little sister, who is 5, who are protesting North Carolina’s sweeping anti-LGBT legislation , because their best friend, who is transgender, is being directly affected by it. The children’s story was so inspiring that it was picked up by the popular Facebook page “Have a Gay Day.”

Their mother, Janna Harris Cadenas, is very proud of her children. She posted to the “Have a Gay Day” Facebook page:

We need more citizens like Janna Harris Cadenas and her children. The sweep of anti-LGBT legislation across the southeast by bigots in power is nothing short of shameful. These lawmakers need to take a cue from these children, and realize that hate is not the way. It is not a family value or a Christian value, and it is certainly not an American value.

You’re awesome, Mrs. Cadenas, and thank you and your children for your support of our vulnerable community.

This post originally appeared on AddictingInfo.org.