At the age of nine, Cris Pons realized he didn’t feel exactly the same way as his classmates. As the boys turned to look at girls, he preferred to look at other boys. One day, while watching a movie next to a friend, two men appeared on the scene. He ignored what he felt even though it seemed right. Back then, in America, a small town with 10,000 inhabitants in the province of Buenos Aires, Argentina, he was still a long way from even hearing the word “homosexuality.”
When his father was relocated for work, they moved to the capital city of Buenos Aires. Once there, he found out there were other forms of affection than the ones he had seen in his hometown. He didn’t change his behavior or feelings after returning to America, but this sadly led to him discovering the existence of bullying. His classmates shouted obscenities at him for being different.