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I think there's also an age component to it; many people from later generations acknowledge their same-gender attraction younger than their older counterparts, due to an increase in societal acceptance.
As for me, I had my first girl-crush on Milla Jovovich in Return to the Blue Lagoon when I was probably 11 or 12, and my first crush on a boy at school about the same age. I didn't identify my feelings for girls until I was 15. Then I closeted them due to other factors in my life (primarily religion), and only now am "coming back
out." And let me just say that it was easier when I was younger... of course I wasn't married with children then; but I also lived in a far more accepting city, Miami, and did not have any religious affiliations at the time.