“I knew at a very young age that I was gay. I was walking back to my locker and this kid caught up to me and he called me “fag”, punched me in the face, shoved me in the locker and shut the door. What do you do? You’re mortified, you’re embarrassed, you just think, what do I tell my mom and dad?”
Barrowman eventually stood up to his bully.
“You can hit me, you can punch me, and you can bully me and do everything you want. Punch me in the face as many times you want, but I will always get back up.”
Barrowman cautions that you shouldn’t try to do it alone.
“You have to find people around you to support you, right? Your friends. Your family. We all love super heroes. Why not be one? So make a stand for who you are and make a stand for someone else.” CBS8.com
On the 20th Anniversary of Ellen’s coming out episode:
“No matter what the cost is at the time, it is always important that whoever the essence of us is, we are born individually, we are all unique, and we are supposed to be that exact person. We’re not supposed to conform. We’re not supposed to be like somebody else. As long as you stay true to exactly who are are, you will be rewarded in ways that you can’t imagine.” Ellen Degeneres Show
“My whole life, I didn’t understand my own gender and sexuality. I always hated the word ‘bisexual’ … I don’t ever think about someone being a boy or being a girl” PEOPLE