I have been bullied since I was in elementary school. I'm now 16 years old, a sophomore in high school... When I was younger people would call me names just because I wasn't the best looking kid, or I didn't run the fastest, etc... They would call me names for the games I liked to play and the way I dressed. I kept trying to be somebody I wasn't just to get away from it all. In 7th grade is whenI came out to my parents as gay. It took some time for it to soak in but they were ok with it eventually. When I came out as gay that's when the bullying got even worse. People calling me names like "faggot", "dyke", "homo", etc... They would say things like "You don't deserve to be here", and "You are a disgrace to humanity." About 2 years after that I came out again as being transgender FTM. I wasn't comfortable with what I look like and I'm still not to that point .The depression from it all sunk in and after a while I just didn't feel anything. About a month ago I realized that it's time for a change. I'm not going to let this go on the rest of my high school years. This world needs a change. Children need to hear from their parents that bullying isn't right. Is it that hard to talk to your kids about it? If you would, you could be saving kids lives. Take the time. Stand for the silent.
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