In the second episode of the AT&T Turn Up The Love series ‘Young Heroes,’ Miles McKenna meets Charlie Bird, an activist and former mascot who faced adversity being a gay man at a conservative university. Charlie opens up to Miles about how he was scared to come out to his peers, and how he felt like he was wearing a mask both on and off the field. Miles and Charlie realize that LOVELOUD Festival is the perfect opportunity for Charlie to #TurnUpTheLove by performing loud and proud on stage—but this time, unmasked. Finally, he can get the love, acceptance, and recognition he’s always deserved.
Didn’t catch the first episode of ‘Young Heroes’? Watch Jacob’s inspiring story here!