While recognising the external differences between people, some children may recognise within themselves a sense of feeling different from their peers. At this stage, however, they may not be able to identify what this feeling of difference means.
This assumption may, however, be completely incorrect as it is based on one of the many incorrect myths about gay men that assumes that all gay men are effeminate:
In fact, he may grow up to be a well-built man, identify as a heterosexual man, have children and a female partner.
Or he may grow up to be a well-built man, identify as a gay man, have children and be in a loving, committed relationship with his male partner.
More clearly identify their consistent feelings of same-sex attraction, and
Consolidate their homosexual identity.