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Old June 1st, 2011 (6:40 PM).
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Astinus Astinus is offline
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    I'll admit that NurseBarbra's reference to Family Guy made me laugh.

    Have you ever been "gay bashed" or know anybody that has? What tips would you give to others to avoid that or to defend yourself.

    I've been harassed due to being genderqueer, instead of for my sexuality. I'm more open with my gender, not dressing or acting like how people thought I should. So all through my years at school, I was insulted or physically attacked (in petty ways) for being comfortable with myself.

    Unfortunately, I don't have any advice for avoiding it. What I did was ignore who was doing it and count down the days until I was out of school.
    "Now the trumpet summons us again--
    not as a call to bear arms, though arms we need--
    not as a call to battle, though embattled we are--
    but a call to bear the burden of a long twilight struggle, year in and year out."