A Scottish boy was the victim of a vicious homophobic attack, but that hasn’t stopped him smiling. Blair Wilson, 21, was walking home from his mum’s house in Neilson when a stranger called him a “fagg*t”.

Rather than keep his head down, Blair – I do declare – confronted the homophobe, before the incident turned violent and Blair was left with a cut on his nose and blood down his shirt.

Speaking with Barrhead News:

“I thought, clearly, this person doesn’t realise how close Neilston is and I just wanted to post something so that, when he sobered up, he might see how much love and support I have.

“I knew, as soon as it happened, that I could either keep quiet and feel embarrassed about it or I could shame him over Facebook. As soon as I posted it, even though my nose was still bleeding, I didn’t care.”

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Always go for public shaming. Whether you were attacked, or someone just didn’t make you cum.

He added. “It’s amazing. I’ve heard from so many people I haven’t spoken to in ages and people I don’t even know telling me I’m an inspiration and stuff. It’s made me feel so good about myself.

“I did use some choice words in the post, but the message I wanted to get across is you need to stick up for yourself.

“Maybe don’t go getting yourself hurt, but show them you have friends, you are loved.

“I think some people think because you are a different sexuality from them you have no friends, and everyone is in the same mindset of them, when the reality is they’re the minority.

“You can prove to them you’re much more loved than they will ever be if they live a life of hate.”