When did you realize you were gay/lesbian/bisexual/transgender?

age 10 or younger
14% (5 votes)
age 11-14
57% (20 votes)
age 15-18
23% (8 votes)
age 19-29
6% (2 votes)
age 30 or older
0% (0 votes)
Total votes: 35


utter_insanity's picture

I was eleven

I realized I was attracted to girls when I was eleven. I was reading my comic books without a care in the world, staring at the pretty girls... Once I realized what I was doing, I freaked out. I went to my mom for help and advice, and she laughed and said this didn't make me gay. Heh. Yeah, right.

~~Gay And Here To Stay~~
"Mama I'm strange/The thoughts and the wants are the locks on the back of my brain/I'm descending pretending I'm blending I'm going insane/And they want me to change..." ~ "Mama I'm Strange", by Melissa Etheridge

Dreaming_Nevermore's picture

Um...I'm aware that you

Um...I'm aware that you actually made this post over a year ago, but do you mind if I share...?

I pretty much realized it completely when I figured out I had a crush on my best friend...and it went something like 'Hey, I think I like Sarah.' -blink- 'Okay, that's cool.' In my head. And it pretty much went the same way when she finally figured out that I liked her-'Hey, do you like me?' 'Yeah, why?' 'Okay, that's cool.'

nydolls1973's picture

jesus...I'm glad I'm not the

jesus...I'm glad I'm not the only one, it seems most everyone is 11-14. I liked my friend in 7th grade but I didn't even know it. I didn't even THINK about it until 9th though...
the anti-philosophy of spontaneous acrobatics / tristan tzara

duchess_madly's picture

I knew since at least 2nd

I knew since at least 2nd grade, i didn't know what it meant to be a lesbian. i didn't even know the word lesbian lol. all i understood was that my friends were acting funny around the boys in my grade and i felt that way about the girls in it. then i finally came out to my parents when i was 12.

gaynow's picture

I never had crushes on guys

I never had crushes on guys in elementary school. I wondered if I liked girls in 6th grade. In 8th grade, I realized I liked girls. And after that, I pretty much flamed my way through 9th grade and this summer. ^^

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Graham: "Cheers make girls do stupid cartwheels. Orgasms make people feel good."
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5thstory's picture

I was like 12, when I

I was like 12, when I realized I enjoyed more looking at guys than looking at girls. Then I had a very bad crush on my best friend, and went through a period of denial, then anger, then more denial, then I thought that I could just sweat it out of my system. After like a year of seriously hating myself, I realized that I was hating myself just because other people might hate me. Now, I am gay (not out, but that is in the To-Do list of priorities), I accept myself, and I love myself as I am (yes, I am very egocentric, I love, idolater and worship myself).

" . . . The sun does not shine upon this fair earth to meet frowning eyes, depend upon it." Charles Dickens