We were in a military family that moved quite often, and what I mainly remember about this picture is, my father being uncomfortable, and hurrying up the process.
I first knew I was gay by around 6th grade. I remember crushing on Flipper's dad and Adam West as Batman.
And I loved TV dance shows like American Bandstand, Soul Train, and Lawrence Welk - ooh, Cissy and Bobby.
I love this picture now and use it for my Facebook profile at times.