James Conlon, from Quinton, has told Capital being bullied and abused at school has left him seeking counselling over what's happened.
At least 800 attacks have been made against gay people in Birmingham and the Black Country in the last two years.
Police figures show children as young as 7 have been victims of homophobic hate crime.
James Conlon from Quinton was bullied through school. He's been telling us what happened to him.
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