anthony2394 saidwell i used to get teased in school
well, that's bullying. you know, as much as the saying for "sticks and stones may break my bones but words will never hurt me" goes, it's not true. words do hurt even if you were to put some resistance against them. if someone were to tell you that you look ugly every day they saw you and that's all you heard from them, that times 6 other people, you're going to eventually believe that you're ugly. who wouldn't? people look for feedback from others in order to know how to interact with others or if they're accepted in society or not. it's natural. people usually see themselves through the eyes of other people. when you're a kid or a teenager, that's how it usually is and when you dealt enough blows and insults, then it has an impact on who you are as a person where you start to look down on yourself because other people do. it's a psychological thing.
when you're an adult however, you become responsible for your own well being unlike when you're a teenager. it's difficult to undo the damage and i'd help you to do so if i knew the answer but i'm in the same boat as you are. there's a thread on the all things gay forum where i asked the same question you are in this thread and there's many feedback from posters on there. they gave some good advice to follow. hope that helps.