Hank sat at his computer and took a deep breath before he readjusted his webcam for the twentieth time. With one more breath he started recording.
"Hi. I'm Hank. I'm a Harvard alumnus and I…" he sighed, "I've been openly gay since I was in high school. It was so hard and sometimes I just wanted to give up but all of the bullying, the torment, and the abuse I went though has made me who I am today; a strong, proud, successful homosexual man." Hank paused for a minute. This is harder than I thought it would be, he couldn't help but think.
"I completely understand how some people feel. I used to get sick to my stomach ever morning because I dreaded going to school. I was bullied all the time," he said before thinking back to the blonde that made his life a living hell. "This one student would make it his goal ever day to call me a fag, ask how much I charged to suck dick and every other horrendous you could probably think of. So I understand the pain and sadness you feel but it does get so much better. I wanted to make a video for this because… I know people have most likely told you this all your life but it is the truth and sometimes you need to hear this from someone who lived it rather than a parent or consoler who can only guess at how you are feeling."
Hank stopped again to collect his thoughts as he ran a hand though his hair. "You need to realize that people are only trying to put you down to make themselves feel better but you are so much stronger than they will ever be. Don't let them change who you are. Be who you want to be because no matter who you love, you are perfect."
Hank leaned forward and stopped the video. Quickly, before he could change his mind, he uploaded it to youtube.