Elkins, W. Virginia (1984)
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")