January 18, 2011


Sara, age 8
Elkins, W. Virginia (1984)

I was always very athletic and fearless. I still am, but now I sport long hair thanks to my hippie genes.

From my earliest cognizant memories, I knew I was gay.

My parents knew too, and when I finally came out at age 13, their response was, 'Yeah, we know.'

I was very fortunate to grow up with extremely supportive parents and friends in rural West Virginia.

It gets a bad rap sometimes, but my experience was - and still is - that WV is a wonderful place to live and work for all types of folks.

Sara's first, famous-person same sex crush:
Barbra Streisand (in "Yentl")

Totally obvious


Anonymous said...

Thanks for sharing your story Sara!
You rock!

Soo said...

Love you Sara! So proud to know you!