Burl, age 5
Machesney Park, IL (1985)
My obsession with He-Man & The Masters of the Universe began at age 4.
My mother introduced me to She-Ra, and bought me a Crystal Castle playset for my 5th birthday - even though those toys were marketed towards girls.
Years later, she explained she knew I was gay at an early age, by quoting the appropriately titled Masters of the Universe episode, "The Rainbow Warrior" :
"A mother always knows her own son . . . I've always been very proud of you."
I am truly blessed to have a mother who has always loved and supported me.