Morgan, age 8
North Hollywood, California (1989)
I was OBSESSED with Elvira (I still am), and wanted to be just like her.
My mother is an independent, thoughtful woman who always supported me in anything I wanted to do.
When we went trick or treating that night in 1989, she and I received the most intense looks.
One woman said to her, "I can't believe you let your son dress like that."
My Mom simply responded:
"My son will dress however he wants to dress!"
At the time I had no idea what I was doing wasn't "normal."
I was blessed with a amazing mother who reminded me that being "normal" was boring anyway. I was gay then, like I am now: I was born this way.
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