Have you ever been bullied?
Almost everyone is bullied at one time or another. The worst kind is the silent kind---total exclusion.
Yes, unfortunately. For most of my high school life I was chastised because I wouldn't smoke, drink or have sex with anyone who offered. I was frequently called gay/fag even though I'm straight - simply because I wouldn't sleep with people. As to the
not drinking or smoking... I was repeatedly called a pussy/chicken/loser. I really didn't give a damn. I did what I felt was right, and I don't regret any of it.
It stopped eventually... For the most part.
I applaud you for standing Up for your own principles
Just walk away! this world is huge and they are just one of many people you can encounter. Find those positive people instead.
I was one of a few white kids in Detroit schools, and learned a different type of hatred in racism. Than moved a lot and had to deal with being the new guy often. Than experienced Grown up bullies in the Army.