Been reading an excellent Steve-Rogers-before-he-was-Captain-
America slashfic, More Man Than You,
recced on Making Light.
It's particularly interesting because the writer did a hell of a lot of period research (there are notes at the end of each chapter), and in order to match it with the cannon version of Steve (i.e., small, skinny, but masculine in presentation) has to lampshade that fact that he doesn't totally fit into the gay subculture of the time either, since it seldom broke away from the butch/nellie paradigm.
Also, Steve ekes out a living drawing Tijuana bibles, though he gets to do a real comic book for a while, which features some oddly familiar heroes.....
I suspect the author also read (or maybe wrote) the "Things That Would *Not* Shock Steve Rogers" article from a few months ago -- the narrative points out early on that Steve and Bucky have grown up in the tenements of Brooklyn where there are usually at least half-a-dozen people to each tiny apartment -- they've both seen pretty much every aspect of human biology by the age of fifteen.