DARREN HAYES says…


  
DARREN Hayes, who incidentally is in my book, NEVER BLEND IN, said this today, “I defended myself most of my elementary school years and half of highshool from bullies who knew I was gay even before I did. Being called the ‘F’ word and sometimes beaten up was just normal. I’m 43, I’ve been with Richard for 11 years, had a civil partnership in 2005 and was so fortunate and blessed to come to the United States in 2013 where this beautiful country recognized my marriage and made our union legal, just like any other marriage. I’m tired of being bullied, I’m tired of men in suits telling women what to do with their bodies and happy families like mine and Richard’s that we are a stain on this world. This man is extremely dangerous if you value the compassion, inclusiveness and loving way most human rights movements have changed the world. Prior to a huge shift in public thinking, I lived for years in shame, hating myself and sometimes so depressed I wanted to leave this planet. Imagine living in a world where the majority of the laws told you, you were an abomination, you were not equal. Marriage is not just a piece of paper, it’s how the world views and accepts the recipients. Being married makes me feel like I’m no longer shut out of the happy ever after every child deserves. Please, please if you love me, or anyone LGBTQ – do not support this man.”

  
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About neverblendin

David Watters, a graduate of Napier University, Edinburgh, Trinity College of Music, London and the Institute of Education, University of London, has worked internationally within education and Educational Management for more than 20 years. He has taught extensively within many socially and culturally diverse settings; most recently as a Head of Performing Arts within Further Education. He is a personal and professional development associate with The Pacific Institute (www.pacificinstitute.co.uk), personal coach, freelance writer and founding member of NBI Associates. He is a writer on social equality issues, is a key player in the Equal Love Campaign UK and author of the forthcoming book, NEVER BLEND IN which features key voices from the Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender community and which aims to inspire and encourage those who may lack self-esteem or who question their validity. David is currently promoting a youtube campaign"Give 'em Hope"and is asking individuals, couples and groups to make and share videos telling about the benefits of living with personal authenticity. He has shared a platform with Stuart Milk and Peter Tatchell and is a supporter of 17-24-30, The Trevor Project, Schools Out, The Terrence Higgins Trust, The Albert Kennedy Trust and numerous others. His background in arts and education, combined with a solid understanding of Cognitive Behavioural Strategies, and his passion for Equality Advocacy drive every aspect of his work as a personal development facilitator, motivational speaker and writer. View all posts by neverblendin

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