During a recent appearance on Thunder Rosa’s Taco vlog, Kiera Hogan commented on coming out as gay and being bullied for it in high school.
You can check out some highlights from the vlog below:
On realizing she was gay: “So growing up, I feel like in middle school when it first started, I saw girls differently than I felt like was ‘normal.’ I thought girls were beautiful more than friends, but not all of them. I was like ‘I feel like I’m looking at girls different.’”
On being bullied for her sexuality: “It was traumatizing. I got bullied about it and people wrote s—t on my locker. My mom pulled me out of school for a couple of weeks. I couldn’t go. I had to be picked up on the last day of middle school in eighth grade. I was scared I was going to get jumped. Girls used to leave threats on my voicemail, straight up in eighth grade. It was really sad.”