A picture from your first LGBT relationship or of your first LGBT crush
This particular “relationship” ended poorly, but I am not up for outing them in a public forum, by posting a picture. They don’t have any importance in my life anymore, but I still respect that desire for privacy.
Instead, I’ll tell you about the picture.
There are three of us – for about a year we did an amazing number of social things together. This picture is me, her, and him. I am decked out in my typical university attire – jeans and a pullover hoodie (I assume I’m wearing a t-shirt underneath, given the time of year and what I typically did). We are coming back from some event on campus at night – the flash lights up all our faces, but the background is dark. I think she and are starting to split at about this point in time – we never quite had the chemistry, but this was my first dip into that pool, so it’s worth something.
This picture still comes up for me occasionally in my Facebook pictures – I look at it, sigh at what happened after that, and pass on.
My first serious girl crush was also during college (I say serious, because I had a fancy for a moment for a gal in high school, but couldn’t quite admit that I was bi yet) – she was the same year as I was, super smart, and involved with one of the student politics clubs on campus – I want to say environmentalism, socialism, or atheists. Or maybe a combination of the three over the years. I had a crush on her for all of my college years and I don’t even know if she was queer – I know she participated in some events through the school’s LGBTQ center, but so did a lot of straight people. Oddly enough, given my tastes since, my first girl crush was not very femme. She had dark brown straight hair and pale skin and I admired her dedication to her social justice work.