I have been invited by two groups here in Bakersfield to see the movie Bully at the Maya Cinemas theater. I think Bully is an important movie that everyone needs to see because it shows the reality for the victims of bullying.
I myself was bullied in junior high school. They called me a faggot and a queer and many other horrible names. Being a bully does not show me how cool you are, it only shows me what an animal you are. It wasn’t just the kids in school who bullied me, no it was my step-father who began the bullying when I was less than two-years-old. I suffered at the hands of an abuser throughout my entire childhood so I know all about being bullied.
April 20th isn’t just a day to go see Bully, it is also the National Day of Silence. You don’t have to be silent the whole day, just remember those who were kept silent when they were killed for being gay. You can celebrate any way you want to, just as long as you remember the innocent victims of bullying.