I sat down beside the fireplace, and my mother couldn't believe my pose! LOL! She asked me not to move, and she took the shot.
I remember starting to feel different around 7 or 8-years old. I just wasn't interested in the same things the other boys my age were.
I'm now 39, and fully enjoy my life. I have amazing parents that always showed me how to be a great person, and to embrace whatever makes us different.