AIR DATE: 1-16-18
GUEST: Roddy Biggs
I have been doing LGBT related advocacy work for the last seven years. I came out as being gay at the age of 12 and struggled with who I was for a long time before that.
Before and after I came out, I was bullied for years, which caused me to go into a deep depression. I had accepted who I was, but others had not. Fellow students and even some family told me that I would never amount to anything & that I was worthless Even though deep down I knew who I was and that it was ok to be myself, I started to believe all of the things people were telling me. I went into a very difﬁcult time in my life and sometimes I even had thoughts of suicide and actions of self-harm.
Even though when I came out, I experienced bullying and lack of support. I did not give up. I went on to lead my high school and college GSA and have worked with local organizations to facilitate numerous training on diversity and inclusion. I now work to promote the message that life gets better, and it is important never to give up. I am now a proud LGBTQ advocate.
In the days, weeks, months, and years to come...I hope to help inspire and change the lives of LGBT youth everywhere,
I have been and planned to continue to work to end bullying and suicide. I know first hand that being a member of the LGBTQ community in today’s society can be very difficult. I know how hard it can be to come out, to feel accepted in your school or community. I do what I do because of all of this and to help LGBTQ youth get the resources and support that I wish I had had.
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