West Orange, NJ (1985)
This picture was taken shortly after my uncle's wedding. You'll be shocked to know, that a few years later I was throwing Wonder Woman themed birthday parties and telling my parents, "When I grow up, I want to be a mommy."
Needless to say, when I did come out 17 years later, everyone's reaction was not
"How did we not know?!" - but rather a collective, "Finally!"
It's not always rainbows and lollipops being gay, but it has gotten so much better.
Even if I'm not a mommy ... yet.
And most nights, you'll find me with family and friends in this exact same pose.