While I was gone on my four-day fishing trip I received the following comment from a boy named Andrew. He said this:
“I am a homo and I am 11 years old. I live in San Antonio and I’ve been bullied because I’m gay. I’m like: wtf why am I being bullied? So I was wondering if you could maybe post this so I can see what other people would do if they were bullied. That way I can follow their advice and can stand up for my self. I don’t care if you publish this just. But I NEED HELP!!!!”
Now, I receive a lot of mail through this site, and most of the time I have no idea whether the messages are genuine, but this one kind of has a ring of truth to it, so I thought I would share it with you in hope someone can offer this boy some advice.
I was never bullied as a kid because I was tall for my age, but I know a lot of this goes on. So I am asking for assistance in giving Andrew some guidance. Please friends, let me hear from you, especially those of you involved in teaching or social work.