They faced abuse and name-calling at school... now a group of gay and lesbian young people from Norwich have come up with a novel way of tackling homophobia.
In this month's update from Fixers - the campaign that gives young people a voice - they are giving others an insight into how it feels like to be bullied because of your sexuality and hope their story will make a difference.
You can find out more about Fixers and other projects they have done here.
In the first of our new ITV Fixers series we meet a hoodie-wearing group from Harwich who want people to look beyond the stereotype.
ITV Anglia is screening a series of films about young people coming up with projects that help in their community. They're called Fixers.