07/27/2013 09:41 am ET Updated Feb 02, 2016

Returning To The School Where I Was Bullied For Being Gay


The last time I walked out of Lutterworth grammar school, back in 1987, I nearly gave up on my future.

Years of sustained homophobic bullying from pupils in and around school meant that all signs pointed to an unhappy exit from planet Earth at the earliest opportunity; a feeling compounded by the fact that my parents had recently discovered the truth behind the graffiti that was scrawled all over the town. I was gay.

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