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Gay Irish man discusses the issue of body image in the LGBTQ+ community

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and in this months GCN I speak about about being a life time dieter and how a life time of fat shaming led me to toe my value to my size.— James O’Hagan (@jameso_hagan) October 1, 2021Sat amidst a group of the ‘younger’ relatives I was keeping my head down, nervously unpeeling the marzipan off a piece of Battenburg when one of the assembled adults, I didn’t even know their name, stuck their head in the door to say hello and commented that they wouldn’t have recognised me without some kind of snack in my hand, much to the amusement of everyone else in the room.I was frozen in shame.My teenage years were spent trying to make myself invisible -I stayed quiet, looked at the ground as I walked, sat out of the way in.

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