It's very hard to be a kid, especially in a predominantly white school or white town where other people want to police your body and hair.
A lot of times you have to dip into the independent world to find the really great projects and the really great scripts. They're out there - you just have to search hard.
If you just try long enough and hard enough, you can always manage to boot yourself in the posterior.
Thinking back on it, I've been in this business since I was 3, and I grew up in musical theater, so I was raised and surrounded by gay men and gay women. I was hardly around anyone straight.
Our fans want us to be happy and if that means being married or having a girlfriend, they are okay with that. Of course, in this industry it is a bit harder to have normal relationships, but it is possible.
Never stop fighting until you arrive at your destined place - that is, the unique you. Have an aim in life, continuously acquire knowledge, work hard, and have perseverance to realise the great life.
If four things are followed - having a great aim, acquiring knowledge, hard work, and perseverance - then anything can be achieved.
To become 'unique,' the challenge is to fight the hardest battle which anyone can imagine until you reach your destination.
You see, God helps only people who work hard. That principle is very clear.
I usually work on a film soundtrack for two years, turning in a song every few months, and that keeps my creative energy high, because I'm constantly rotating projects. The trick is to make sure I don't work too hard and get exhausted.