New York Governor David Paterson says he hit a bully in the face with a lunchbox in a new public service announcement for the It Gets Better anti-bullying campaign, which reaches out to troubled gay teens.

Paterson, who is legally blind, says he knows “a lot about bullying.”

“I got bullied from the time I went to school, in kindergarten, pretty much into junior high school and even in high school.”

“On one occasion, I got so frustrated with the teachers and the people running the playgrounds, or whoever they were, not doing anything about it, that I hit a kid in the face with a lunchbox,” Paterson says.

“And you know something? Even 40 years later I'm not sorry,” he adds. (The video is embedded in the right panel of this page.)

Sex advice columnist, novelist and activist Dan Savage's It Gets Better campaign benefits The Trevor Project, a national group centered on crisis and suicide prevention efforts for gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) youth.

Paterson earlier this year signed into law a gay- and trans-inclusive anti-bullying law.

Openly gay celebrities who have also joined the campaign include Project Runway celebrity judge Tim Gunn, talk show host Ellen DeGeneres, How I Met Your Mother star Neil Patrick Harris and former 'NSYNCer Lance Bass.