Jeffrey, age 4
Baton Rouge, Louisiana (1977)
I am on the right, like you couldn't guess, with Christian, my younger brother. At age 6, I knew that splashing around the backyard inflatable pool was better with disco music. So I had Mom play disco tunes out of the tinny little mono radio. I liked it so loud that it nearly burst the speaker. Disco dancing in the pool involved flailing my arms around and splashing my completely resigned younger brother.
|"Esther Williams, eat your heart out!"|
I had a crush on Todd, a counselor at Baptist Bible camp the same summer this picture was taken. I remember needing a great deal of time and attention from him in the pool at camp. I even "accidentally" swam into him.
Gay/Les/Queer/Bi kids should know that the very stuff that makes life tortuous as a kid, makes life delicious as an adult.
As Oscar Wilde reminds us:
"To love oneself is the beginning of a lifelong romance."
Jeffrey's first, famous-person same sex crush:
Tom Selleck ("Magnum, P.I.")______________________________________________________