A LGBTQ blog dedicated to sharing photos of children who are now gay adults is out to prove that their homosexuality wasn’t a choice, and they’re letting the pictures speak for themselves.
‘ Born this way ’, which carries the namesake of a Lady Gaga song centered around celebrating who you are, has received a plethora of childhood photos that feature boys and girls exhibiting what they believe are telltale signs that they’ve always been homosexual.
"My first thought was, 'Wouldn't it be great if there was photographic evidence of gay kids that would show that being gay is something innate and it's not a choice and that these things come out in us as children?'" Paul V, the creator of the blog, told CNN.
The blogger began by soliciting photos from his friends accompanied by stories discussing when they knew first realized they were "different."
The blog is now full of submissions with photos that date back to the 1940's.
According to CNN, Paul V. was inspired after seeing a childhood picture of a gay friend and the urgency to create an online tribute to photos of gay children intensified after teen suicides attributed to anti-gay bullying skyrocketed in the fall of 2010.
"I got so angry and so upset and so sad and I just felt if there was a way to be another voice of support for gay kids -- along with the It Gets Better campaign or The Trevor Project -- that it would be a place online where kids could get a little solace and see themselves in the stories," Paul V said.
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