A 90-year-old grandfather from Colorado, USA, came out as gay after he kept his real identity a secret throughout his life.
Kenneth Felts, the man that we are talking about, has come out as gay after realizing that he no longer wanted to live a lie.
Kenneth was on the 3rd Hour of Today show in the US when he said that he began writing a memoir after the start of the pandemic.
However, he said that it would not be complete if he did not open up and talked about his real identity and sexuality.
I had been keeping this secret most of my life, and I had planned to take it to the grave. In 1942, when I was 12, I realised I was gay. If you came out, it really would cost you – your family, your job, all of your relationships. You would immediately be called a pervert.
Kenneth said that he has not hid his true feelings.
The granddad once had a 2-year long relationship with a man named Phillip.
Talking about that, he said:
It was a void in my life that had suddenly been filled by another person who, apparently, had some of the same needs. And we just melted into each other.
But because of the religious beliefs of Kenneth, they broke up.
According to LadBible, he has since been married and divorced, and even had a daughter, called Rebecca, who came out as gay to him in 1995.
Kenneth did the same thing, but it took him 25 years more.
One day I was talking to Rebecca and I just happened to mention, ‘I wish I had never left Philip.
Not only that, Kenneth shared the news on social media.
He ended up getting a lot of support from people.
Kenneth also managed to find out what happened to the love of his life, Phillip.
One of the loving and wonderful people who has been reading my messages on my coming out and search for Phillip…
Sadly, the love of his life passed away.
Kenneth shared an image of Phillip on social media and said:
Phillip Allen Jones was the love of my life. I have a very sad and lonely heart today. My first and greatest love has passed away. He lived a full and happy life I am told by his niece. His partner of many years passed just a few years ago and Phillip remained alone for the rest of his life. I feel I shared with him the best years of his youth and he certainly made mine memorable and I will always remember and appreciate that. I loved him in my heart so much over the years and now he is gone. It is so terribly frustrating to be so close to and yet not reach my lost love and horribly painful to not be able to say goodbye. But the whole world now knows what a loving man he was with me and to me while we were together.
Rest in peace Phillip, may your soul rest in peace.
It’s good that Kenneth came out and admitted to his family who he really is.