Thanks for writing this. I realized I was gay at 26. I can relate to so many parts of this. It was a little worse for me in the sense that I was in a girl school, and every friend I had talked about crushes on seniors. Most of them turned out to be straight. I figured it was normal, and that if we had boys in the school, everyone would be talking about boys instead. So even though I had intense crushes and feelings for girls then, I didn’t recognize them for what they were until much later. I’d wondered if there was something wrong with me for not realizing sooner. Articles like this are so important in giving people like me context. So thank you!