Schools should make it clear that homophobia is not tolerated and if necessary be taken to the highest levels
Wes Streeting Stonewall
"I didn't know if it was going to be name-calling, notes on my back or if I would get smacked or get my underwear pulled down.
"I was waiting for new ways to get bullied."
The mental strain got so bad that he self-harmed and says he often contemplated taking his own life.
"Goodness knows how many times I put a knife to my wrist," he admitted.
"All the aggression that the bullying put into me had created so much tension inside me that I needed to get it out."
Daniel did not feel open enough to discuss the reason for being bullied at school and eventually had to change schools and move area.
Stonewall wants homophobia to be treated as seriously as racism in schools.
They say far too often this isn't happening.
The charity's report says that 44% of lesbian, gay and bisexual pupils skip school because of bullying and that homophobic bullying of gay pupils is lower in schools that explicitly state that homophobic bullying is wrong and where schools teach and address gay issues.