January 21, 2011


Jeffrey, age 4
New Bedford,  Massachusetts (1963)

We were in a military family that moved quite often, and what I mainly remember about this picture is, my father being uncomfortable, and hurrying up the  process.

I first knew I was gay by around 6th grade. I remember crushing on Flipper's dad and Adam West as Batman.

And I loved TV dance shows like American Bandstand, Soul Train, and Lawrence Welk - ooh, Cissy and Bobby!

I love this picture now and use it for my Facebook profile at times.

Jeffrey's first, famous-person same sex crush:
Brian Kelly (the dad on "Flipper")

Click here - "Born This Way: Real Stories of Growing Up Gay" book
Click here - "My First Gay Crush Blog"


Anonymous said...

Love this one and have been hunting for it on the blog since 1st seeing it in the top bar of the blog page. What a happy boy, great expression!

Anonymous said...

I LOVE this picture - you just look so damn happy. Why can't we all feel this happy all of the time?