Eric S., age 6St. Louis, Missouri (1978)
We had just moved to St. Louis, and I guess I was in need of some new room decor.
So there he was: Andy Gibb was “hung” on the closet door in my bedroom.
He watched over my Star Wars sheets and Matchbox car collection.
Looking back, I have ask myself what my mom was thinking?
Here she was, allowing the son she was worried about to display Andy’s pink-clad, moose-knuckled, tasty niblets. My husband bought this same poster for me a few years ago, and had it framed for my birthday. It's now proudly displayed in my office – nowhere near a closet.
I understood that I was different from my two tragically-straight brothers when
I was about 4. I'd had my first gay kiss with the boy across the street, about a year after buying this poster.
We got busted by my father....
Who has been with his own husband for over 20 years now!
Eric's first, famous-person same sex crushes:
Dirk Benedict (original "Battlestar Galactica"),
Mike Farrell ("M*A*S*H") & Erik Estrada ("CHiPs")