Grandfather (90) comes out as gay – but his great love is already dead

"Actually, I wanted to take this secret to the grave," says Kenneth F. in an Interview with the US broadcaster NBC. However, the past few months, while the Co

Grandfather (90) comes out as gay – but his great love is already dead

"Actually, I wanted to take this secret to the grave," says Kenneth F. in an Interview with the US broadcaster NBC. However, the past few months, while the Corona pandemic have brought in the state of Colorado living man to rethink. In his public Facebook post, he explained, to have already at the age of 12 knew that he was gay. The year was 1942.

Be a strictly religious environment have prevented him, however, to his sexual orientation: "A Outing would have cost me my family, my Job and all my social relationships. I would be stood there as a pervert.“ By the standards of society, under pressure, marries Kenneth F., a woman, and is based with her family.

In the twenties Ken finds love and loses it, a little later, from the eyes

During his time in the Navy, the then 20-year-old Kenneth F. who calls himself "Ken" and fell in love with, for the first Time. With a man named Phillip, he led a secret relationship. But after a few months, Ken pulls over and the two lose sight of each other.

An attentive Social Media user, the Ken has followed post, it is possible to make the former Partner down. But, sadly, this died already two years ago. "It is terribly frustrating to be so close and to be able to my lost love, however, not reach. It hurts terribly to not say goodbye,“ summarizes Ken the loss in another post.

A small consolation: Phillips niece assured, your uncle had a full and happy life. Last years of his life, I spent most of Phillip alone, as his longtime Partner years before him died.

Ken: "If I had said it earlier, would be Phillip and I stayed together."

Ken regretted that it was his Coming-Out has cost a lot of precious time: "If I had said it earlier, would be Phillip and I stayed together." Now would probably a period of only a few years to my life, but the pensioner is convinced: "I'm going to make the Best of it."

You might think that this is already managed. Because of his honesty, he was able to encourage other, to be open to one's own homosexuality. Kenneth F. has his step, never looked back: "I am now free to do all the little and big things that I always wanted to do."

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Updated Date: 12 August 2020, 04:26

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