Adam, age 4
San Jose, CA (1995)
This is me at age 4 - looking FABULOUS! I always remember wanting to look glamorous! I was always dressing up in my mom's tops, and wearing them as dresses. Or putting on her bright red lipstick, and rocking her hot pink heels.
|"What do you mean 'came out' - he was never 'in'!"|
- My Mom's caption for this picture on her Facebook
I recently watched a home video of me at age 2. I had a Fischer Price toy truck, with mom's high heels in the back.
Then my Dad said to me,
'Adam, put on Mama's shoes' - and I didn't have to think twice.
I plopped down, took off my Barney slippers, and proceeded to put on those neon pink heels.
My mom tells me they always commented on how well I was able to walk in her heels.
My whole life I always felt a little different then the rest of the boys.
I never knew exactly that I was gay until elementary school. But even before
I knew I was gay, I would have crushes on celebrity boys.
When I look at this picture now, it fills me with joy. I know how fortunate I am, to have parents that didn't scold me for dressing up as a woman. They loved/love me for me. And to this day, they're so proud of the man that I have become.
Adam's first, famous-person same sex crush:
Skeet Ulrich (in "Scream")
I thought he was so dreamy - before I found out he was the murderer ; )