Amy Lamé is an American-born, naturalised British performer, writer, TV and radio presenter, known for her one-woman shows, her performance group Duckie, and LGBT-themed media works.Born and raised in New Jersey, and moved to London in 1992. In 1994 Lamé made her stage debut in her first one-woman show 'Gay Man Trapped in a Lesbian's Body' as part of ICA London's 'Spring Exhibitions' programme.
"I came out in my final year of university, and the bullying was shocking. It was a systematic hate campaign; from horrible letters printed in the school paper to graffiti on toilet walls. My academic work suffered as a result of it. I grew up in a small town in New Jersey – a cross between Essex and Liverpool – an hour out of New York, but it might as well have been a world away. I had no lesbian role models when I was young, and it wasn't until I started reading feminist books as a teenager that I found a channel for my feelings. I know what it is like to be isolated and feel as if you are the only one. I did a series called My Big Gay Prom with gay teenagers, which is one of the things I'm most proud of doing. Things have changed dramatically because people like Stonewall have worked hard to change laws, perceptions and mindsets. Rights and freedoms in the United States now pale in comparison to the UK. I've been in the UK for 17 years and have been with my partner for 15 years, but we couldn't go to live in the US because our civil partnership isn't recognised there."
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Posted By: 2013dreams |
3/19/13 2:01 PM
This is why bullying should be outlawed in schools because it directly effects your studies.All you should be concerned with in school is getting top level marks and not where you can run and hide