The more I crammed my schedule with school activities, the less I had to go home to my parents who, in response to finding out I was gay, would take me to doctors to “fix my gayness.” When I was a freshman, my high school held a massive lip sync contest. Naturally, I signed up as I had for anything school related. To my surprise, my rendition of “Livin’ la Vida Loca” by Ricky Martin won the whole thing. I still feel that was one of the greatest nights of my life – not from winning, but the acceptance from my peers that I didn’t get at home until years later. I think that’s why when I DJ a club, I still put on lip sync contests. We all deserve the opportunity to be accepted.