December 05, 2011


Michael, age 7
Barstow, California (1964)

I'm the boy in front with the hat, posing with my mom, sisters, and my cousin.

I always knew I was different.

While you would not know it by the photo, I never really tried to attract attention to myself.

My junior high and high school years were complete torture for me.
But thankfully, I have a loving family that has helped me survive.

I've been with my partner for 35 years now, and I would like everyone to know:
It does get better.

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Unknown said...

Thanks for posting this!

Anonymous said...

As a fellow LGBTQ Bartow Ca native, it's awesome to see someone from my hometown on here.

Thank you for being who you are :)

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