Thomas, in his own words “I was out before I wasn’t. As a precocious child, I let it all hang out. Adolescence brought awareness and reticence. My 21st birthday was a catharsis.
Being gay in San Francisco is less about place for me than it is about time. I’m five years out from my first kiss, four years out from my first love, and three years out of grad school. I finally feel “domestic,” but I chafe at the high costs of living here.
My greatest challenge is my greatest source of pride. I’m a square peg that just doesn’t quite fit in any ordinary box.
I wouldn’t have it any other way.”