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Carly Cass may be 25 years old, but she’s been advocating for LGBT rights for the last eight years — since she was a freshman in college at Florida Atlantic University.

Cass is the Youth and Regional Organizer for Planned Parenthood of South, East, and North Florida and regardless of her job, she has been advocating for LGBT rights.

In her current role at Planned Parenthood, Cass helps educate and advocate for sexual health education in Palm Beach County.

“We care passionately about helping women, men, and young people lead healthy lives, no matter who they are and no matter where they live,” Cass said. “Planned Parenthood believes that reproductive rights are deeply connected to LGBTQ rights.”

But Cass doesn’t limit the strides of the LGBT community to just her employer. Location plays a part in it, too.

“I feel that there is a good amount of support from local elected officials as well as community members, which is evidenced by the passing of non-discrimination policies,” she said.

Cass doesn’t plan on stopping her work anytime soon. Her plans? “I would like to continue my work helping to mentor and activate the next generation of young progress activists within South Florida.”

– DZ