Originally Posted by vid
Dorks, nerds, geeks, emo kids, or almost anyone else who gets bullied have other dorks, nerds, geeks, emo kids, or almost anyone else who gets bullied to be friends with. But most gay teenagers (at least when I was in school) didn't start to learn that there were other gay teenagers at this school until they were almost done school. You feel much more isolated and much less understood.
Any kind of bullying is a problem. I think for the most part anti-gay bullying is a bigger issue because it leads to so many suicides. Gay, lesbian and transgender teens are more likely to attempt or commit suicide than any other demographic in their age group.
Good point. But I dunno. My school, for example, didn't have cliques like that. You were basically either a jock or a prep or both. Hell, I was the only kid who skated, for example. I didn't know anyone else who listened to the kind of music I did, or anything. But granted I was going from CA to OH and a school that looked like a goddamn Abercrombie and Fitch catalog. Getting in trouble for fighting with the assholes who would throw rocks at me while walking to lunch, or kicking a kid in the face and breaking his jaw while on a church snowboard trip because he kept making fun of me. Then again, nobody really fucked with me after that, though it didn't make anyone any nicer. Except that I'd be made fun of for being gay since I didn't date any chicks from my school.
So I saw these guys last night:
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Hadn't seen them since I was in AZ back in 2002. A decade later and they're still kickin ass. Sore as fuck with some nice big bruises from the pit, too. Also ended up smoking a joint outside with Chris from Lagwagon. Also turned out that these two chicks who just moved here from AZ that I was talking to at the bar knew Jason (the lead singer) and he came and sat down at our table with us for a while and had a beer and I didn't even fuckin recognize the guy. I need to go to more of those high energy hella fun shows like I used to. Such a damn good pick me up.
Why buy toilet paper when restaurants give out free napkins?