Kurt, from a very young age, has expressed an extreme interest in fashion and anything relating to theatre or music in general. Though it was no surprise to his father that Kurt was gay, Kurt had always been hesitant to tell him. Because even though his father was the closest and most important thing in the world to him, Kurt just wasn’t sure if Burt - the gruff, tough, car and sports loving man would accept him, especially considering his father was a politician.
Thankfully, Kurt was pleasantly surprised to find out his fears and worries weren’t true, and that his father could care less on whether he was gay, straight, pansexual, or asexual (though Kurt knows the latter would probably please his father).
Kurt hasn’t experienced the best of childhoods despite his rich background. His mother died young and he was constantly teased throughout elementary school for his slightly effeminate looks, taunted in middle school for his voice, and bullied in high school for everything. Private school or no, there was still hazing and much, much more. It is Lima, Ohio, after all.
But despite everything and everyone turned against him, he manages to stay strong. Letting their comments and insults roll off his back like water, Kurt only responds in jabs and stabs of witty replies and retorts. He’s sarcastic and sardonic by nature, making snarky comments here and there to everyone. He’s never had many friends, but those he does have he cherishes deeply and gives them loyalty like no other.
Sometimes he knows he can be a grade A bitch, especially when he’s angry or upset or hurt, and says things in the heat of moment that he may or may not mean that he may or may not regret later on (depends on who the person is), but he takes responsibility for his actions and his words as best as he can.
And while he acts like he doesn’t care what they think of him, he does on a certain level. The confident, inpenetrable mask he slips on every day before school is just what it is: a mask. And it has cracks in it. Beneath, there’s a not so confident, not so secure boy who can’t help but hear what they have to say about him. And it doesn’t help his self esteem very much at all.
Yet he wants - and strives - to prove them wrong, focusing on his schoolwork and his grades and education, ignoring what’s not important. Them. He knows that with his level of talent, his love for music and his voice, he’ll get out of Lima, get out of Ohio and away from all of them and to someplace bigger, better. Someplace that will not only accept him, but want and praise him.
It’s not just fame and fortune and proving bullies wrong that Kurt wants though. He wants not just people to like him, he wants someone to love him. And really, being a gay kid in Ohio, love isn’t easy to come by. Especially with his woeful line of crushes on some of the straightest guys known to man.
Kurt has, like many others living in the Eastern part of town, an intense, public loathing for the Westerners. Or, as they’re nicknamed, “The Bad-Asses”. Though the hate from each side is much like West Side Story or The Outsiders, Kurt has a legitimate reason for believing those people are the very demons of the devil. He, unfortunately, was caught by two Westerners a year ago, and instead of the simple threats and mocking he expected to hear, he got so much more. Needless to say, in the end he was left alone, curled up and hurting and attempting to nurse a black eye.
Since then, Kurt could not even bear to hear the name “Westerner” without fear and rage boiling up inside of him, the former causing him to struggle to get over the horrible experience, but failing. It took months for him to move past it, to stop flinching every time someone moved or looked at him the wrong way, but eventually he did. He never quite got over it, though, and try as he might, he could never fully let go of the fear that had been instilled into him since that night, even though he covers it up nicely with a few sharp words and a harsh look.
Now that he’s living in a mansion with four Westerners, however, two of whom were the ones who beat him up and one he’s sharing a room with, he’s struggling to deal and to stand up for himself, to prove himself to them. He can only hope there won’t be a repeat of last time.
Questions pertaining to Kurt:
“okay! you should know that even though klaine is my otp in this roleplay [you should know that i miss them too its very heartbreaking] i also have a tiny spot for james and kurt so you don’t have to worry about me trying to be like KLAINE, NO KAMES. just one thing i am curious about and have been for awhile is i believe you said kurt broke up with blaine because of problems with himself or something like that so how is he just jumping into this thing with james? take your time on answering :)”
“so what happened with findin’ yourself or whatever you said that then jumped into a thing with james makes no sense im confused”