10 Stories About Growing Up Gay

From Andy Bell, Michael Musto, and many more...

Born This Way: Real Stories of Growing Up Gay is a collection of adorable childhood photographs accompanied by sweet, funny, and at times heartbreaking personal stories of those who grew up LGBTQ. Based on the popular blog of the same name, Born This Way is a celebration of growing up gay, childhood, and community.

Andy, age 5
Peterborough, England (1970)

"Basically, I felt like a girl — or an overly sensitive boy with a very vivid imagination. By age ten I was called a sissy and poofter before I even knew what it all meant."

Andy is Andy Bell, solo artist and singer in Erasure.


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