It has been incredibly difficult for me this year as I was outed to my conservative, religious parents and even now they continue to reject my sexual identity. It was during this period of my life that I felt isolated, alone and mentally exhausted. However, organisations like the Pinnacle Foundation have given me hope that society is moving towards greater support and acceptance of the LGBT+ community. It is a great privilege to be selected as a scholar for the Pinnacle Foundation. This opportunity will allow me to fully pursue my education and dreams of becoming a lawyer, minus the concerns of financial issues. I also know that this support from the Pinnacle Foundation will provide me with the necessary emotional encouragement so to continue advocating for greater change and equality with the LGBT+ Community.