Education and creating awareness can go a long way in reducing incidents similar to what Simona Castricum went through. According to GLAAD, increased knowledge about the LGBT community can reduce the community’s discomfort and lower discrimination. To put lack of education into perspective, California is the only state in the US to mandate LGBT figures and history into the school curriculum. Education can also help stubborn lawmakers establish laws that protect the community. Educating yourself can also help you become a better professional. The world is evolving more diverse, and employers now look for someone who can interact with people from different backgrounds. Education and awareness is a vital tool in the fight against this prejudice. After the awful incident, Simona also similarly advocated for herself.