Matthew, age 14
Huntington Beach, California (1994)
This picture was taken in my bathroom at my mom's house. I was a little "gentler" than the other boys - and the Ursula artwork is a dead give away.
My 19 year old boyfriend took the picture. I knew I was gay at a very young age, like 9 or 10.
Looking at this pic now makes me smile 'cuz I grew up more butch than I started out, I suppose. But I adore me back then, too.
Matthew's first, famous-person same sex crushes:
Atreyu (the Great Warrior in "The Neverending Story")Aladdin (from Disney's "Aladdin")