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Scott Thompson: Forget It Gets Better—Bullied Gay Kids “Need To Grow A Pair”

“Here’s the thing: The world is not kind to us; it never really will be. The gay male is always going to be at the bottom. I believe the things that happened to me as a child scarred me terribly, and I wish somebody would have helped me with some of the things that happened. But you have to fight back. So much of these bullying campaigns are part of the trend that we were just talking about—the recasting of gay men as eternal victims and it’s like, fight back! Fathers should start teaching the boys how to punch. He does that to you, here’s what you do: You fucking punch him in the face.”

Comedian/Kids in the Hall alum Scott Thompson, discussing the failures of the It Gets Better campaign, in PrideSource