Abel Cedeno, convicted of killing one fellow student and seriously wounding another, said he had endured years of anti-LGBTQ bullying.
The Canadian teen's father had sought to block his transition and denies the boy's gender identity, an action a lower court called "family violence."
Blue states are passing laws mandating LGBTQ people and rights are included in school curricula, but progress has been slow and spotty.
Students chanted "this is right" while waving a 'Make America Great Again' banner
The drag performers received training from the Trevor Project in talking to LGBTQ young people in crisis.
Booker says his “‘niephew,’ which is a combination of niece and nephew,” has helped him understand issues facing trans and nonbinary youth.
The Connecticut couple sued state and local officials over the matter.