|Ten years old in this picture. I knew I was 'different' for six years by the time this picture was taken|
How old were you when you first realized you were gay?
Four years old. I remember clearly because it was before I went into first grade (5 years old). I had a different good feeling when adult men would wink at me or pay attention to me. Plus, I liked looking at them as they walked away from me and the way their pants moved on their behinds. It wasn't a sexual feeling because I was too young to know that feeling but it was definitely a different feeling than I had around adult women. I knew that it was a 'special feeling' even at that young age and I knew that I was different.