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Lady Gaga: ‘What advice would you give your 15-year-old self, knowing now what you didn’t know then.’

<br />I would tell my 15-year-old self that it will always be hard. When yougraduate you leave a homophobic high school and enter a homophobicworld.


I would tell my 15-year-old self that it will always be hard. When you graduate you leave a homophobic high school and enter a homophobic world. But in that hate there is a choice, either be yourself or hide. And if you DARE to be yourself know that it will be tough. But in that difficulty, there will be opportunity … an opportunity to change the world by being yourself.

Jeremy Dias, Founder & Executive Director of Jer’s Vision


I would strongly advise my 15-year-old self to START NOW! Start being your true self, be a leader: speak, live and love loudly! Celebrate who you are and others will too (at least those who really matter). Also, the fact that you’re gay is but one part of you — nurture that side of you as you do the others, and be balanced. I would say.


Ryan MacGrath, Canadian Singer/Songwriter

 
 
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