JC, age 5
Manila, Philippines (1986)
|"Put a ring on THIS, Beyonce!"|
It was a big family gathering here in the Philippines. The kids were prodded by the grown ups to perform something, and guess who stepped up?
I always knew I was different from other boys, even at an early age. And this photo definitely proves it.
Looking at it now as a 31 year old, it only reaffirms what I’ve always believed - that my being gay was not a choice.
I didn’t wake up one day and say, 'Hey I think I’m going to be gay starting today.'
Because the truth of the matter is, I was born this way.
So to all the young ones who are still coming to terms with their homosexuality,
I dare say: don’t hate your selves.
There’s nothing wrong with you, my sweet child.
Embrace your truth and celebrate it.
The sooner you do, the sooner you'll enjoy life. And there's so much to enjoy.
JC's first, famous-person same sex crush:David Mendenhall (actor, "Over The Top")
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