Odessa, TX (1961)
I'm Ronnie, and this is my first grade school picture, taken in Odessa Texas, 1960/61.
All in all, I pretty much had a "Leave It To Beaver" kind of happy childhood.
But, it was probably around age 12 that I began to realize that I was "different" - when I was allowed to go to the local public swimming pool on my own.
Ronnie's first, famous-person same sex crush:Dan Blocker & Pernell Roberts (on "Bonanza")