All this talk about bullying.
It’s not just the gays who get bullied….
homophobic/racist/classist/fatist/ginger/glasses/smelly/poor/good grades/bad grades… all reasons kids are bullied.
Go on add to the list…
I’ve done my fair share of bullying. On set. Within relationships.
Probably to my detriment.
Yet, the worst bullying in my life occurred after I left school from other gay men. Especially as a youth. Bullied into sexual liaisons.
Vicious bitchery. Cruel and catty.
Yet somehow forgiven because it was meant to be funny.
My body image shot to pieces by gay men. Having to subscribe to their standards of beauty.
Ultimately… as my granny said: what doesn’t kill us makes us stronger.
I embraced my curly hair, my gangly legs, fought off the men who tried to shame me into sex or told me to lose weight, shave my head and balls, go to the gym…. and carved my own little niche which ended up being quite a crowded place with other like-minded people.