In the winner’s press conference the Israeli singer Hovi Star has admitted that he has been facing hard times in his early life at school. He has been teased around by his classmates in a terrible way, because of his striking look and behaviour and that he was obviously gay. Many gay kids do suffer from this, when nobody is there for help and there is punishments an everyday experience.
Hovi has passed this cruel time and is now stronger than ever. Now he does not have to hide anymore and has developed a strong self-confidence. Tonight he will be on the ESC stage and represent his home country. This means a lot to him he is no fighting for respect that nowadays kids should not suffer from that punishments anymore. Hats off Hovi!
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