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Fri Sep 4, 2015, 11:25 PM

I have a question for my LGBT friends. [View all]

My wife and I were watching the final episode of "Glee" last night. We haven't had cable or satellite for about the last 6 years and we watch our tv by streaming Netflix through our Wii system. Nobody in the family misses it, either.

Anyway, in the course of the show, 5 years in the future, Curt & Blaine, 2 of my favorites of the Glee kids who'd gotten married, are guest speakers in NYC at the Harvey Milk school and they're visiting a class of kids who look to be about 3rd or 4th grade kids. They're there as an example of LGBT happiness and success and the teacher tells the kids that they'd just done a gay version of "Who's Afraid of Virginia Wolfe?". I believed there was an implication that the implication was that the kids were gay and that it was a school for gay kids.

My question is, at what age did you know that you were LGBT? I knew that I was straight at a pretty young and it was pretty much confirmed when I was 8 and my father, step mother and I frequently saw one of the men who worked for my father and his family socially. He had 2 daughters, 1 my age and another 2 years younger than us. When we went to their house, the 3 of us would go up to the girls' attic playroom and we played the usual kids' games, but the older girl and I would just play with no clothes on. None of us knew what sex even was, but we knew that we certainly enjoyed playing with our clothes off!

So, again, at what did you realize that you were LGBT? When did you come out and what was your reception when you did? When my son was in 5th grade a classmate came out to him and my son's response was that regardless of anything, the boy was his friend no matter what. In 2012 when he was 12, I was a delegate at the Maine state Democratic convention and my son was a very hard working page. One of the buttons he bought said "some people are gay...GET OVER IT!" My wife and I were (and are) very proud of him. This is purely for my own curiosity Thank you in advance for sharing!


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