A Dad, 90, Has Come Out As Gay In A Touching Facebook Post
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Kenneth Felts has spent 80 years in the closet. But at 90 years old, he reached a decision to come out. Since childhood, especially at age 12, Kenneth realized he was gay but had been living a double life, struggling between duos personalities.
Kenneth Felts has spent 80 years in the closet. But at 90 years old, he reached a decision to come out as gay
Taking to Facebook recently, the 90-Year-Old man penned an emotional post recalling his first love after pretending to be straight for almost eight decades. Living outside of Denver, Colorado, Kenneth’s posts revealed memories of the man he had wholeheartedly loved since a teen.
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Kenneth opened up to daughter, identified as Rebecca Mayes, before sending out emails and write up on Facebook at the beginning of the Pride Month.
‘I am finally free, I am gay and now I am out.’ Kenneth wrote. Kenneth was brought up in a very religious home, but had over time had two identities – Larry, the gay dude he hid for years and Ken, the pretending straight man.
He added: ‘For quite some time, the main truth about the subject matter had been buried in my soul. I reached for being straight because I didn’t think I had a choice. Likewise, I would’ve had to cope with all the disrespect from society – a deviant or pervert. Regardless, people are accepting their true self, hence I had to find the boldness as well.’
In the late 1950s, Kenneth had met with his one true love, Phillip in Long Beach, Calif. The pair had worked for a retail credit organization. But deciding to be a straight man, Kenneth married a woman and had his daughter before getting divorced.
After this, he spent roughly 30years working as a supervisor and counselor at a Division of Rehabilitation in Colorado. Unfortunately, Philip passed away in 2018 and Kenneth has vowed to accept his sexuality in Philip’s honor.