LGBTQ* “When I Knew” Moments
Denver, Colorado (1965)
I was sitting next to my mother, munching on popcorn, watching The Sound of Music, and I wondered in my little five-year-old brain if it was wrong to want to be Christopher Plummer, a.k.a. Captain von Trapp. It was the only way, as a girl, that I could immagine being able to be with the beautiful Julie Andrews….
I made my mother take me back to see the movie several times that summer, which she was more than happy to do as she just assumed it was because I wanted to be a nun — not that I want to be with a nun.
— Kate Nielsen (from the book WHEN I KNEW)