I understand why people do it, though. You know, why different is scary. I think it's somehow hardwired into our nature, the same way as some animals do when they meet someone or something new, cautious at first, perhaps a bit scared (except for puppies, those bitches will sniff anyone's butt). And I will admit it, I have done the exact same thing, I was a bit of a bully once. Not completely intentionally, and I do feel horrible about it now, but I was very mean, and the girl it was directed towards, we talked and made up and now she's one of the best friends I've ever had.
I'm not entirely even sure what my point was.
Anywho, of course you have the right to be hurt by what people say about you and the way you are, and I hope it makes you realize how it makes others feel when you hate on them. Then maybe they'll realize the same thing, they'll stop being such bitches, and we can all love and tolerate one another and live on fields of flowers, braid each others' hair and ride off into the sunset like the magical beings we have the potential of being.