03/15/2012 06:51 pm ET Updated Dec 06, 2017

What Would You Do? (VIDEO)

Betsy and Ron, friends of mine who are also members of Equality Florida, were up north late last year visiting family when they stopped for a meal at a roadside diner. Behind their booth they could hear a woman berating her child for identifying as transgender. Betsy and Ron are also PFLAGers, and they couldn't sit by in silence as the teenager sobbed beneath the mother's abuse. They spoke up and engaged them both, comforting the teen and educating the mom.

Only then did Betsy notice a tall fellow striding her way who looked very familiar. Then she saw the cameraman. They were set up for the television show What Would You Do?

Here's the segment, which aired on ABC: