Zeph L. | Alumni | Gay | 2017 – Present
Why did you join LGBTQ+ of FIRST?
I was already an adult volunteer when I found out about LGBTQ+ of FIRST, but I thought it was a really cool resource with a lot of potential to help FIRST students struggling with their sexuality or gender identity. I know it would have been helpful for me as a student.
What are you most looking forward to this competition season?
I’m really looking forward to being a referee at the FIRST Tech Challenge South Super Regional- I’ve really enjoyed seeing the different FTC designs this season and I look forward to seeing many more.
What is one cool thing you’ve learned lately?
I’ve been doing a lot of research on frogs, and I now know a lot about frog teeth. Most frog species have teeth on their upper jaws, but one species has sharp teeth on both the upper and lower jaws.
About LGBTQ+ of FIRST
LGBTQ+ of FIRST is an organization dedicated to raising awareness and acceptance of LGBTQ+ participants in FIRST Robotics. LGBTQ+ of FIRST was started to spread visibility of the LGBTQ+ community within FIRST and help teams become safe spaces for their members.