Joshua, age 7
San Diego, California (1991)
This picture says a mouthful of words to me. I remember growing up, I always felt different. At first I thought it was just because I was an entertainer. I was the kid always hosting the family parties and putting on a show.
I didn't have a gender-identity issue, I just knew I was a bit more "girly".
Then I saw George Michael's "Faith" video on VH1 before school one day, and it all made sense. That cowboy boot upon the jukebox drove me insane!
George made me all tingly inside, and those swaying hips made me swoon. Oh, how I just wanted to run my young fingertips through that greasy hair!
It all makes sense that I was born this way. And helped form the me of today:
International Drag Superstar, Rhea Litre'
Joshua's first, famous-person same sex crush:
Click here - "Born This Way: Real Stories of Growing Up Gay" book
Click here - "My First Gay Crush Blog"