Thursday, March 1, 2012

When Did You Know You Were Gay?




I am appreciative & amused when a straight person is really trying hard to be open minded & nonchalant by asking: "When did you know?". Well, that would be October, 1965 & the above is the moment when & reason why.




& this is why I renewed my membership card in the aughts

When did you know? Really, I wish to know your story.

14 comments:

  1. I was pretty young. There was two part episode of "Speed Racer" (don't laugh) where Speed was in a race through the Amazon jungle. At some point, he was in a crash and his shirt got torn off and I remember being very excited by it. I think I was maybe 9 or 10.

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  2. I wonder how many of us were in front of the silver/tele screen when we FIRST knew? I venture to say a majority.
    Although my default answer would be, "bout the moment I knew I was a sexual being" the answer was when Alan Ladd rode off at the end of "Shane"....I was about 8, and it wrecked me.
    By the way, Bob Conrad resembles "the husband" don't ya think?
    Okay, now back to Javier, who is helping me get over Alan Ladd.
    Have a great weekend Men!
    Tim

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  3. I was quite young. Weissmuller never did it for me, but Ron Ely as Tarzan certainly did. His nipples fascinated me, not that would have know what to do with them. I do now of course.

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  4. I knew I was "different" from my earliest childhood. Knew I was gay during an episode of Superman on TV! But, yep, "Wild Wild West" definitely clinched my suspicions.

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  5. Too early to pinpoint, and certainly too early to have known what to call it. But as to Mr. Conrad, he is part of our permanent 'shorthand'. Every so often, following 'the act', one of us will say to the other, 'You weren't thinking about Bob again, were you?'

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  6. I knew when I was slapped on the butt by the doctor at birth. Later I confirmed my place in life by wearing, on Halloween, my grandmothers altered dress to school in the first grade. Later at the movies in 1958 I fell in love with Tab Hunter in 'Damn Yankees'. In 1981 I had lunch with him, a dream come true.

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  7. I remember my Mom being totally mad for Robert Conrad on WWW...and his charms weren't lost on me either.
    But for me, as a 70s teen, Jan Michael Vincent (who seemed to enjoy showing off his hot bod) and Robbie Benson and his dreamy blue eyes ; )

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  8. I knew the first time I saw the underwear ads in the JCP catalog and a shiver ran from my toes to my eye brows. Still get a slight tremble when I see/meet an exceptionally nice/handsome man.
    First crush on TV was the Dad on Flipper.

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  9. Oh, Robert Conrad in Wild, Wild West was a BIG time crush of mine. He was always getting tied up shirtless. It was like they were reading my mind. I knew when I was six years old. Unfortunately, born in the 60's in the south to a Catholic family, being gay was not an option. Coming out six years ago was the only option, if I wanted to live. I have made up for lost time since then. :)

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  10. I think I knew that I liked guys when I was about 8 or 9. I found some of my father's old playboys, and there was a shot of this English actor naked. It kind of went from there. I didn't actually admit I was gay to myself until I was around 15.

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  11. Hahaha. I realized first when I noticed that other 4 year old boys weren't interested in Barbies, tap shoes, sequins and umbrellas..... Seriously....

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  12. Unfortunately for me, I fell head over heels in love with Donny Osmond at the age of nine. I've recovered now. Jx

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  13. Well, I think I knew something was different when I was about 5 or 6. A few years later I had a mad crush on the 1964 US Olympic Men's swim team, and a few years later there was the whole Batman and Robin thing on TV.

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  14. I've had crushes on celebs for years. Started with Davy Jones and David Cassidy. Unfortunately I lived in denial for many years and only came out 3 years ago. Same as Bill above, a matter of survival. I wish I knew what I feel about those of you who just knew and lived your truth. Jealousy isn't the right word. There's no acrimony... just longing for lost opportunity.

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