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    34 Pictures Of LGBTQ People As Kids That Scream "Mom, How Did You Not Know?"

    Because the signs were everywhere, mom.

    For years, 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.

    1. "Featuring me AND my little brother, who is also gay!" —alexg69

    2. "I had a Spice Girls picture book and copied Baby Spice’s poses in every photo I took in the '90s. ✌"—jonob93

    3. "Just your average cowboy." —jarrettsavant

    4. "My four older brothers and I all picked out our own Easter outfits that year. I call this picture, 'Blue, Blue, Brown, Brown, Gay.'" —seejordan

    5. "A very on-brand picture of me when I was 7." —timothygonzales

    6. "Look at that smile and the head tilt. How was my mom shocked when I came out at 29?" —ikbalsutannasution

    7. "My sister holding a Barbie, my brother holding a G.I. Joe, and me holding...a remote-control rat." — cactipoke

    8. "1-year-old. #BabyButch #Forever." —kiaraj92

    9. "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

    10. "Age 6 or 7, posing for my ski pass for the upcoming season. I had to show some fabulous before I put on all my gear!" —bradley94

    11. "The flannel, the sunglasses, my brother’s shoes, and my dad’s hat." —valb4d3667845

    12. "Serving face, stunting pretty. I'm the bitch from the 'happiest place in the world.'" —cagedbird

    13. "Catch a big fish ✅ Bevel like Rockette ✅" —rjp1981

    14. "Future lesbian reporting with my best ‘on my way to steal ya girl’ face.'" —taylorbrookecyr

    15. "As a young girl, I got cast in my school's Christmas one of the Wise Men. Mum unknowingly helped me get into my first drag — even drawing a beard on me.” —lildragjesus

    16. "Striking a pose even when I was supposed to be fishing." —codystretchb

    17. "First day of school swag." —musicjunkie212

    18. "My parents had to know, right?" —mmartinh13

    19. "I dressed up to put on a Lady Gaga concert for my mom." —colbypitzenberger

    20. "I couldn’t quite grasp the whole ‘sitting in chairs correctly’ concept." —lizmenendez

    21. "All girls rocked a backwards hat and baggy clothes, right?" —skittsnm

    22. "More interested in posing with the fish than actually catching them." —jkcy87

    23. "How did my parents not figure it out for 21 years?" —trashhuman

    24. "Howdy ladies." —nicolew4fa00946c

    25. "I'm a gay trans man who loves dresses. I made outfits like this all the time as a kid, which caused my parents not to believe me when I came out six years ago. But now that it's a little more acceptable for people to wear what they like regardless of gender, I can confidently wear what I want and not worry about what others think again :)" —maxymurder

    26. "If this cross-legged picture with Ball Gown Minnie didn't do it for 'em, I'm not sure what else they were waiting for. This was a complete serve for 4-year-old me." —ColieOlieOleman

    27. "Oh, this? Just a sign I made, printed out, colored IN A RAINBOW and demanded my dad take a picture of me for absolutely no reason other than to proclaim my love for all things Les Mis." —travisgrossi

    28. "The Hawaiian shirt and King Princess haircut should have been indicators of my lesbianism early in life!" —izzyrusso

    29. I'm FTM. This is me around age 3, dressed as my favorite fictional character at the time: Max, King of the Wild Things. —pariss4ba788046

    30. "Kindergarten was my first day in drag!" —johncampa

    31. "Mom wanted pretty dress, I wanted mud puddles." —humanrhapsody

    32. "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

    33. "A baby gay with legs for days." —lummis7

    34. "Have you ever seen a more fabulous Batman?! I basically came out with the strength of the bat signal." —jmehock

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