The signs were everywhere, mom.
For literally years now we’ve been asking members of the BuzzFeed Community to send us pictures of their younger not-so-straight selves. I asked again and you delivered with another great collection of pictures. Enjoy.
«I had a Spice Girls picture book and copied Baby Spice’s poses in every photo i took in the ’90s. ✌»—jonob93
«I had the ’90s grunge lesbian style before I even knew it was cool.» —loganh
«Look at that smile and the head tilt. How can my mom shocked when I came out at 29?» —ikbalsutannasution
«Not really a picture, but this video exists of me on YouTube. This was 14 years ago but my parents still say they were shocked when i came out.» —raunbowsandunicorns
«Let’s just say it didn’t really come as a shock to anybody when I turned out to be a gay trans man.» —19gbiggs99
«My sister holding a Barbie, my brother holding a GI Joe, and me holding… a remote control rat.» —cactipoke
«As a non-binary person who uses they/them pronouns this makes perfect sense to me. My bowl cut, rainbow heart shirt, and the pose. Iconic awkward androgyny.» —mgtuff99
«Age six or seven posing for my ski pass for the upcoming season. I had to show some fabulous before I put on all my gear!» —bradley94
«The flannel, the sunglasses, my brother’s shoes, and my dad’s hat.» —valb4d3667845
«Just posing in front of my princess birthday cake.» —aaronndebpitz
«How it took me sixteen years to realize I like girls is astounding. The second picture is even captioned ‘Dressed like a groom’ in the scrapbook. It could not have been more clear!» —buckybarnesismine2003
«Serving face, stunting pretty. I’m the bitch from the ‘happiest place in the world.'» —cagedbird
«Catch a big fish ✅ Bevel like Rockette ✅» —rjp1981
«Future lesbian reporting with my best ‘on my way to steal ya girl’ face.'» —taylorbrookecyr
«I refused to wear a dress, brush my hair, or do anything at all I perceived as ‘girly.’ The result? This ragamuffin softball playing little lezzy.» —cissa2
«As a young girl I got cast in my school’s Christmas play… as one of the Wise Men. Mum unknowingly helped me get into my first drag — even drawing a beard on me.»—lildragjesus
«Striking a pose even when I was supposed to be fishing.» —codystretchb
«One-year-old. #babybutch #forever.» —kiaraj92
«I show everyone this photo because the pose and the smile says it all. I was 3-years-old at a hotel where I begged my mom to ask the front desk lady if I could keep the Barbie that was in the hotel play pen. While my mom went to ask, my dad snapped this picture. Btw, I got to keep the Barbie!» —jxpsbeauty
«Long hair, don’t ca….. actually as a gay man I care deeply about my hair.» —guisejacob
«Peak lesbian fashion. I wore rainbow everything, to the point that my preschool teachers called me ‘the rainbow girl.'» —luciag123
«Christmas morning when I was six or seven. What else does a little girl ask for?» —jenn
«My obsession with sleeveless tanks, camo shorts, and driving around our John Deere really sealed the deal that I definitely was gay.» —farleydani
«I was at a birthday party and my grandma dressed me up in a suit. I didn’t like my attire, so I grabbed the plastic tablecloths and made them into a dress. I came out and surprised everyone with my creation. My mom was so supportive and said I looked gorgeous and took this picture.» —colbypitzenberger
«This is probably my gayest pic taken ever, including since I’ve come out.» —Katiem
«I’m a trans guy and this is a picture of me on Halloween in kindergarten. I specifically remember telling my mom I wanted to be ‘a boy pirate, not a girl pirate.’ I just had to be a boy pirate.» —the_real_nerd
«I couldn’t quite grasp the whole ‘sitting in chairs correctly’ concept.» —lizmenendez
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