For Andy Mientus and Michael Arden, thank you for being out, open and honest. For your characters, Hartley Rathaway on The Flash, Kyle Bishop from Smash, and James Finley from Gone. Ryker and other characters are heavily inspired by both them and you and for directing and starring in the Deaf West’s Production of Spring Awakening. The storyline is also inspired by Veronica Roth’s short story “The Hearkeners” from The End and Other Beginnings: Stories of the Future, thank you to her. And to anyone who identifies as anything in-between.
~The impressions we leave behind is how we are remembered.~