Matthew, age 5
London, England (1995)
|"And people say I am camp now!"|
I was so upset I never wore it again.
And this supposedly broke my mother's heart as she didn't like me feeling uncomfortable with who I was or what I wanted to do.
I had more fun playing with girls toys than I did with boys toys.
I remember I once had a swimming Cindy doll, several Disney princess dolls, and also wanted to be Ariel from "The Little Mermaid."
And I've known I am gay since I was about age 8.
I had a crushes on boys in school and also asked my parents what that meant.
Today, I think this photo is adorable.
I am very proud of my parents for being cool enough to buy it for me when I asked. I'm also very sad knowing that so many children can't get what they innocently want, because it doesn't fit the right roles.
Matthew's first, famous-person same sex crush:
Andrew Hayden Smith (actor, "Byker Grove")