Frank E. Billingsley
About Frank E. Billingsley
Frank Billingsley, an Ohioan, I consider myself a child of the world, spending time between the United States and Europe. I have dedicated my career to the betterment of young adults through my social work and education. I have over 25 years of professional experience in social work, teaching, administration, and as a university professor. I hold a Doctorate in Leadership and Administration, a Masters in Management, a Masters in Human Ecology, and a Bachelors in Psychology; and, currently working toward a third master's in Psychology.
Over the years, I have written academic pieces, but in 2015 I wrote the first book about my childhood. A childhood of daily abuse from peers and the community. The book “Faggot” was well-received by both readers and reviewers. Although the events were decades ago, I believe that there is a message that is still relevant to the modern-day reader for the LGTB community and, more so, young adults struggle with find their place in the world
The Drama Queen
This sequel is a true story of homosexuality, religion, abuse, Stockholm Syndrome, and a boy’s desire to fit into a society that has marked him a weirdo.
A teenager tries to make sense of his everyday life. He has grown personally in this follow-up story and discovers his first crush on a boy, but his hopes and dreams are, in turn, crushed. He is gay, living in a town that does not understand and accept him. His emotional, physical, and sexual abuse continues through this journey in high school. But, he has an outlet, Drama Club, where he begins to find himself.
The book illustrates the emotional roller-coaster of the times, of the desired life, and humankind's brutality. Then on one dark night, on a country road…everything changes.
Share in this story of religion, unrequited love, and the continual fight for the greater acceptance of the LGBT community.