Scholar Class – 2011
Brandon Lee-Gorman's relationship with his family deteriorated quickly when he came out at the age of fifteen. In school, Brandon has always been a strong student. He has also been a strong advocate for LGBT issues. Through his GSA, Brandon conducted an assessment of his school’s level of homophobia. He served as GSA co-president both his junior and senior years, working to create safe zones and ensuring that every member of the GSA had at least one faculty member to whom they could turn if they felt at risk. Throughout high school, Brandon has worked with LGBT youth and allies teaching about events affecting the community and discussing ways to address homophobia without violence. He has served as a member of the Massachusetts Commission on Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual, and Transgender Youth, working to address issues of safety and equality for LGBT youth throughout Massachusetts.
Brandon’s passion for photography began as a young boy, and continues strong today. He has won several photographic awards. Through his photography within the GLBT community he seeks to give hope to LGBT youth. His dual major of photography and psychology will help prepare Brandon for a career working with victims of abuse and homophobia, and working to eliminate these two social ills.