There’s nothing quite as embarrassing as looking back on childhood photos and seeing just how gay we really were. One of our favorites is a picture of us at four years old playing fireman with a tape measure instead of a hose, aiming it directly at the crackling blaze in the fireplace. Pretty butch stuff – if you don’t pay attention to the hand gently placed on our cocked hip as if we’re ready to say, “Heeeeeeey, fire!”
And here we thought our coming out was going to be such a huge shock to everyone we knew.
For millions of LGBT people, the story’s eerily similar. And there’s a new book called Born This Way: Real Stories of Growing Up Gay based on the wildly popular blog of the same name.
The collection includes photographs that totally speak for themselves, but some are also accompanied by personal stories that alternate between hilarious, heartwarming and heartbreaking, sometimes all three at once.
Compiled by author Paul Vitagliano, this book is the perfect gift for any gay on your holiday list. And it’s just the perfect size to squeeze into that pink sequined stocking he’s got hanging on his mantle.
Born This Way: Real Stories of Growing Up Gay
$10.17 at amazon.com
Check out the namesake blog at www.bornthiswayblog.com