David, age 8
Corpus Christi, TX (1988)
Judging by the picture I've posted,
well - of course she knew!
Throughout my childhood, my mom nurtured my creativity. And she never tried to instill in me the "normal" behavior for boys.
From dancing around wearing her bangles, or singing along to Bette Midler's "Perfect Isn't Easy" from "Oliver & Company," my mom just let me be ME.
Sure, my mom worried about how the world would treat me, but she never felt that it gave her cause to change my behavior.
She knew that with a strong foundation of love and acceptance at home, I could take on the hate I might encounter elsewhere.