Steven identifies as an openly gay man, & his struggle for identity, as well as his experiences with abuse, mental illness, and displacement have motivated his activism work. Not only is he the youth founder of the Lancaster LGBTQ+ Coalition, but he also is heavily involved with his school's Project Harmony, Gay-Straight Alliance, and Mini-THON Clubs. He has attended conferences for Amnesty, Trans-Wellness, & Stonewall 50. He campaigns for all of these issues on Student Council & the Comprehensive Planning Committee through his forms of art, as well his passionate voice. He strongly believes that art is the true foundation of activism, and he continues to showcase its power through his own pieces