I was bullied a bit in school because I didn't fit in. I didn't learn that it was because I was a lesbian until I was 21. I have been out and proud since then. I have taken pride in showing the world that I may look different, but I get up in the morning and brush my teeth like everyone else, I work for a living at a regular desk job like so many others; in other words, that my life is the same as it would be if I was straight. When I started seeing my lovely wife who had two children of her own, we went about our business like any couple trying to raise kids. It turns out that the younger of the two children, a boy, was getting bullied. He seems to be one of those target kids anyway, but I found out recently that he is getting bullied because his Mom is a lesbian. REALLY?!?! We live where we do because it is more liberal than most other places. We never thought we would run up against kids whose parents are teaching them intolerance of those who are different. I had no idea how to get involved without making his life even harder, but The Bully Project is definitely giving me some great ideas. I will definitely step up now and do my part.
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