Queens, New York (1963)
This is me (on the right) with my best friend David, taken outside our apartment building on Hillside Avenue in Queens, NY. I love the fact that we are holding hands and we seem to be deliriously happy!
There was a little girl in our building who liked to beat us up if we were solo,
so David and I were usually joined at the hip.
I didn't realize that I was more attracted to boys than girls until around age 8,
and I didn't act on it until I was age 12 (with my best friend Ira).
But as I look at this picture now, I see a very happy and gay young man!
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