Conquering 'gay boy' school yard taunts to carve out career as hair, beauty stylist to the stars


The way Donald Hollingsworth tells it, he left his mother's womb doing a pirouette and "Liberace flamboyant", that it was preordained he was a child born to be gay.

From infancy he's never hidden the way his genetics are aligned, or that alignment's consequences.

Throughout school he was branded a "poof", bullied, "faggot" was repeatedly sprayed on to his locker, he was "dealt to" in the toilets. The one time he complained the teacher was dismissive - the torments continued.

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Donald Hollingsworth says he was born doing a
Donald Hollingsworth says he was born doing a "Liberace flamboyant". Photo / Stephen Parker

Although he didn't

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The now and then of being gay: