Andrew, age 9
Atlanta, GA (1989)
This was taken at a 4th of July celebration we always had in the neighborhood. It was a day-long event, but my favorite part was the bike decorating contest.
|"I especially love my 'Royal Wave'"|
This wasn't a very good example of my skills, but I think this was after most of my decorations had fallen off after the parade. I especially love my 'Royal Wave' that I probably had been practicing for the parade.
I think I always knew I was different, and luckily I had parents who let me be myself, and never discouraged me or made me feel bad about anything I did.
This picture was one that was included in a series that my mom scanned as part of my 30th birthday last year - many of which could have been included in the Born This Way blog as well. This was the sassiest, so I chose it.
If you had shown this picture to my friends in high school I would have been mortified. Now I look back on it with fond memories and a sense of humor.
Oh, and about the matching shorts and shirt in the photo?
I'm not sure if I'm gay, or just a resident of Boca Raton! But you get the idea...
Andrew's first, famous-person same sex crush:
Christoper Reeve (in "Superman - The Movie")