Lucy Stoole was born and raised primarily in Kansas City, KS. His family hailed from Natchitoches, Louisiana which was most known as the set location of the legendary film Steel Magnolias (Fun fact: His family worked in many of the set locations that were in the film). At the age of 11, his mother moved him out to Houston, TX to which he spent a brief 3 years in, only to return back home.
Lucy’s early life growing up in Kansas was more than just turbulent as death was around him at a very early age. Lucy says, “From my youngest memories I knew that one of my cousins on my mother’s side of the family had been killed by my Uncle on my dad’s side of my family. That started beef with the families already. This happened way before my mother and father got together… and this.. this is how Kansas and the people I grew up with are all interwoven together.”
Additionally Lucy said, “Then I was about 6 or 7 when my mom’s brother killed himself. He served time in the war, and that just really screwed him up and everything went south from there. It seemed that everyone lost it from that point, and everything crumbled. My mom started having mental breakdowns and was in and out of hospitals”.
This became even more difficult for him when it came to his sexuality. “I knew that I was gay when I was young,” Lucy says, ”I remember me writing in a journal at seven years old identifying myself as gay, because my mom told me what it meant…. and its because my mom knew too. I feel like so much of the hate that she had towards me was about being gay and things like that. It was her trying to deny it and push it away. My mom was super abusive growing up, and (queerness) was one of the reasons for it. It was always about trying to make me less effeminate, and make me stronger and tougher, and not make me cry so much. It used to be hard for me too because I would see so many people turn to their family to find love in a caring form, and I didn’t really have that.”