About me: Alexander Gideon Lightwood is the eldest child of Robert and Maryse Lightwood. Born in Idris in September 12, 1998, Alec was exiled from his homeland, and banned from returning unless on official Shadowhunter business, due to his parents' involvement with the Circle. His parents were sent to run the New York Institute, where he would grow up. Two years after his birth, his sister, Isabelle, was born. His younger brother Max was born when he was nine. Alec began struggling with his sexuality at a young age. He would hold an attraction for other men, his glances not going unnoticed by his sister. When he was eleven, Alec developed a small crush on the vampire Raphael Santiago when he first saw him at the Institute. Shortly after, Jace Wayland—his father's godson whose father had apparently just passed—was adopted into their family. Alec developed an almost instant attraction and later rapport with Jace and they soon became very close friends. Eventually, they became parabatai. Alec also developed feelings for Jace, though because of the Clave's stand on homosexuality, he remained closeted, with his sister, Isabelle, being the only person who secretly knew about it.