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The victim of a homophobic attack in Neilston, Scotland has gone viral after posting a picture of his grinning, bloody face on social media. Blair Wilson’s Facebook post got thousands of reactions since he made it last Friday.

The 21-year-old said he was on his way home from his mum’s house, walking in the town’s Main Street, when a man called him a “faggot”. Blair said he confronted the man over his language and was then physically attacked, leaving him with a cut across his nose and blood on his face and shirt.

He managed to get away and took a selfie, grinning through his injuries, posting it to Facebook, letting his friends and family know what had happened. He said he had never experienced physical violence as a result of his sexuality and was shocked it had happened in his hometown.

“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.” His post soon accrued over 2,000 likes and dozens of comments expressing concern and support.

Blair said: “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.”

A Police Scotland spokesperson confirmed that they had received a report about the incident and enquiries are ongoing.

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  1. “Blair Wilson” sounds like a great name for a future and better PM than the current one, one who won’t let himself be pestered by thugs or politicians, there’s his job all traced.

    Fabulous smile and great spirit, Blair!

  2. Too bad he’s in the UK. If he were here, across the pond, and especially in a stand-your-ground, Constitutional Carry state, he’d have the right to self defense, and the equalizer to do the job.

    Word to all LGBT+ Americans 21 or over, what happened to Blair can happen to you – anywhere, anytime. And while Blair was attacked by one shithead and luckily got away with minor injuries, you might be attacked by more than one and end up seriously injured, or, like Matthew Shepard. Decide not to be a victim. Get armed. Get trained. Live happily ever after.

    1. @Horselips

      Dumb ass. Why is the solution always through the muzzle of a gun? How about aiming straight at the real targets, religion and bigotry? You don’t need a gun for that, only education.

        1. Education is fine if you have the time and the bad guy(s) are willing to listen. And then once they’ve listened, they’ve agreed, and they’re all with the program. Hurray for the powers of persuasion, making friends, and influencing people. Welcome to Utopia.

          But there’s that gray area, you know, where the haters haven’t been educated, or didn’t buy into it, are still haters, and the SHTF, the moment of truth is upon you, when life or limb are hanging in the balance by a hair, when seconds count and the police are minutes away … you talk (good luck with that), I’ll uhmmm, “handle it” my way.

          Until you’ve had the great misfortune of having to defend yourself with a firearm, with no other option, you’ll never understand. (Fortunately I only had to display my weapon to save my ass – never had to shoot.)

          1. “Until you’ve had the great misfortune of having to defend yourself with a firearm, with no other option, you’ll never understand.”

            I was in the military in a war zone, and I have had to defend myself. I understand. And I know — you’re obsessed with guns as *toys.*

    2. “But there’s that gray area, you know, where the haters haven’t been educated, or didn’t buy into it,

      Yeah, exactly like the religious.

  3. I had to laugh when reading the story about Blair on Pink News that he called his attacker hen. In Scotland that’s what you traditionally call a girl, because a hen lays eggs. The opposite of a cock in fact. So to call a man a hen means he has no cock and balls. In other words he takes it up the arse. Well done Blair. He (the attacker) probably likes cock and/or arse. Most homophobes are…. well….. homos.

    Ffs I’ve did it again. Whuterabbit. Lol

    I either need a new mobile or new eyes. I’ll put it down to being tired and needing a good push. That’s what woke me up. Whiterabbit.

    Take care Blair. Going back to sleep.

  4. Ffs pish not push. That’s what we call pee in Scotland. It’s funny how we use different words than in England. Piss is Pish. Shit is Shite. Church is Kirk. Cow is Coo. Bread is either Breed or Brod, (depending on Locality). After is Efter. Dark is Mirk. Dog is sometimes pronounced Hund. As in a game my parents played Hares and Hunds. (And usually pronounced Und). Smoke is Reek. Chimney is Lum, stone in sten or stane, Dust is Stoor, Fluff is Oos. I’ve heard swarthy for dark hair. Also there was no vowel shift in Scotland as in England.

    I mind being told by my history teacher that it is easier for a Scot to understand Chauser than an Englishman. This us because after 1066 England was conquered by Normandy and its Germanic language was Latinised. Middle English carried on in Scotland where it became Scots whilst Middle English was transformed into Modern English in England. Plus the Northern third of Scotland was colonised by the Vikings from 798 and became Norwegian which became Danish in 1282 before becoming Scottish afterwards. My Grandparents came from Shetland. Orkney and Shetland were Danish up until the 1470s. St Magnus Cathedral in Orkney built in early 1100s is one of the Oldest Cathedrals ever built in what was then Scandinavia.

    Another word that is spelt differently and pronounced differently from English is Whore. Pronounced Hooe and spelt Hure. I should know(or as we say in Scotland ken) as it was usually written on my jotter in Primary School under my old surname, {I took my Aunties surname when I was adopted at 12 just before she died). It would often read, Stephen Anderson is a dirty wee Hure.

    Ah, Schooldays. What fun.

    1. “Church is Kirk”

      That made me laugh! Because my first thought was …. Kirk Cameron — that creation total idiot that seems to love bananas but doesn’t know in the least of how they are grown and get into markets.

  5. Trump is coming up to Turnberry Ayrshire on the south west coast of Scotland. . Just down the road from me. He’s coming up to play a round of golf. They are shutting the main coast road to Ayr from Stranraer for a day. So if you have an accident tough fucking luck. You will have to take back roads to the hospital. Mind you it’s not the first time he’s aimed his balls up to a hole sorrounded by dirt.

    1. And they’re flying a great “trump baby” balloon in London … complete with his Twitter phone. I wish I were there to see it in person and to let the Brits that most of America feels the same as they do about him.

  6. More on the story –
    www . bbc . co . uk/news/uk-scotland-glasgow-west-44820921

    Brave lad.

  7. I like to write lyrics. So here’s my little ode to Trump. To the tune of Mickey Mouse.

    “Whose the leader of the pack, the biggest brat you’ll see?”
    D. O. N. A. L. D T. R. U. M. P.”
    ” He’s the original gorilla, or an orangotang maybe? ”
    ” D. O. N. A. L. D. T. R. U. M. P. ”
    ” Donald Trump, dah dah dah”
    “Donald Trump dah, dah, dah”.
    “He’s the biggest loudest brat you’ll ever see”
    “He’s the original gorilla, or an orangotang maybe?”
    “D. O. N. A. L. D. T. R. U. M. P.”
    “D. O. N. A. L. D. T. R. U. M. P.”
    “D. O. N. A. L. D. T. R. U. M. P.”
    “Donald Trump”.

      1. What, Morons Are Governing America?
        Oh, undoubtedly.

        Looking forward to the USA’s eventual recovery from this orange aberration.

      2. “MAGA!”

        horsey, I actually agree with that:

        MAGA = Mueller Ain’t Going Away
        MAGA = My Attorney’s Got Attorney

        And, as far as MAGA = Make America Great Again, we can all thank Michael Avenatti.

        So, yeah, don’t forget those.

  8. M. A. G. A. Make Australia Great Again. Deport all Non Aboriginals and Non Marsupials.

    M. A. G. A. Make Austria Great Again. Deport all vegetarians, non beer drinkers and anyone not wearing Liederhosen.

    M. A. G. A. Make Antarctica Great Again. Build an Ice wall and deport all Non penguins.

    M. A. G. A. Make Arseholes Great Again. Re-elect Trump Again. (ffs only kidding. Don’t.

  9. Speaking of Voyager, there is a new-ish cable channel called Heroes and Icons (channel 81 on Cox Cable). SIX NIGHTS A WEEK they go all-Star Trek from 8pm to 1am. A show from each series is shown, beginning with TOS, then TNG, DS9, V’ger and Enterprise (Porthos is soooo cute!) Trekkie heaven. Enjoy.

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