Consider the change that could occur if, instead of hearing about how hard a woman's life is because it takes her a long time to "get ready" for an evening, we heard about how hard a woman's life is because of blatant misogyny and overt sexism and dwindling reproductive rights and disproportionate wages.
Some people come out of the college experience with a degree, others with incredible stories, and others simply with a better understanding of their body's tolerance for alcohol. But some, like me, left with a newfound understanding and sense of purpose; I matriculated as a timid, confused boy and departed as a woman standing in her truth.
Bruce stands on the shoulders of those before. His acceptance is only possible because of the courage of those who resisted at Stonewall, and the countless others who have rebelled against intolerance while simply attempting to be the people they felt themselves to be. They are our heroes and heroines.