Zachary, age 7
Mount Airy, NC (1997)
I obsessed over the Spice Girls since their first album. I had the Barbies, action figures, and even dressed up like Posh Spice (Victoria Beckham) sometimes.
I knew I was gay very early, probably around 10-years old.
I would always watch pro wrestling, because I liked to see men in tight, little uniforms.
I never had a specific male crush back then. I was just drawn to shirtless, attractive men in general. And nothing has changed on that level.
Coming out was the hardest thing I have ever had to do.
However, it was the best decision I have ever made.
I am happy with who I am, and I'm proud to be a gay American.