Even as a young child, Carlito would “play doctor” with anyone; he knew at that early age he was bisexual. As an adolescent that aspect of his life became more apparent to him, but he was never something he could be open about. In those times and in his family attitudes regarding sex were different, and his religious culture had expectations of how his lifestyle should be. He learned about his sexuality “on the street.” His insecurities, he found, would be alleviated by alcohol and drugs, and that’s when he found himself seeking sex as a form of escape and acceptance.
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