My first gay crush was
definitely Matt Dillon.
On May 22nd, I celebrated the 25th anniversary of coming out to myself.
Obviously, it's fairly difficult to pinpoint that kind of an event accurately.
But I have the proof, from when I was 14-years old:
This 5/22/86 diary entry, where I first mentioned
I might be gay. The reason I wrote what I did, was from seeing that photo of Matt Dillon in a magazine.
Matt sure had an impact on me. Because what I wrote (in Norwegian) in the diary says:
"I don't know if I'm gay, but he certainly is very sexy. I have no more to say, other than that I hope I'm turned on that much by sexy girls."
Well now, 25 years later, I can assure you that never happened ... :-)
Bjørn - Stange, Norway
My first real gay crush when I was around 11, was actor Brian Kelly.
He played the dad on "Flipper."
He was always shiny and sweaty, or in his swim trunks and scuba gear.
His character as a strong, strict, loving father was my ultimate fantasy.
I was fascinated by all the dark hair on his forearms, and sometimes getting to see his chest hairs peeking out of the top of his shirt.
To this day, I am still attracted to dark Irish or Italian looking men.
Even as I look at these pictures now, they are mighty fine!
Steven - NYC, NY