Saturday, June 18, 2016

Meet Roddy Biggs

Written by Shane Smith, Editor of Stonewall Gazette

I am always encouraged whenever I see younger people in our community making a difference. One such young man is Roddy Biggs! He has volunteered for LGBT organizations such as the Tennessee Equality Project and is President of a local community college GSA (Gay Straight Alliance). Roddy also works with Gay News Radio.

Twisted Male Mag recently featured this revealing profile where we learn how Roddy was bullied but also how he bravely persevered to become the successful man he is today. Learn more about Roddy from the excerpt below.

Twisted Male Mag
I knew at a very young age that I was not like other boys my age. I never liked the typical “boys toys” I would always rather play with dolls and other toys typically associated with girls. When I was 12 years old, I told the first person I was gay, and that was my aunt when we were on vacation. We have always been very close, and she knew everything about me because I would always tell her things and still do. That day I had been acting shy and off because I was thinking about how assumed I felt that I was gay like I often did back then because I thought it was wrong. That night she came into my room and asked if I wanted to go for a walk, and I said sure, so we did. When we got far enough from the house that we were staying at she asked me if I was ok and I told her, no, so she asked me what was wrong, and I told her that I was gay. She stopped walking looked at me and gave me a hug and said, honey, I already knew that. After that, we walked and talked about everything for hours.

After coming out to her, I came out to the rest of the family and my friends at school some supported it others not so much. I was bullied for several years after that, to the point where I almost killed myself several times. Fellow students and a bunch of random people told me at the time, that I would never amount to anything, that I was worthless and should just die. I received several death notes at school, threats, and beat up a few times as well.

I started to believe all of the things people were telling me and went through a very difficult time in my life as a result of all of the bullying and hatred from the people around me. Now however as you can see I did not kill myself and were, in fact, an Actor and Model signed with Gage Model and Talent Agency on January 1, 2012. In March of 2015, I also signed with a national and international agency MMG in NYC. READ MORE
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