90-year-old grandfather comes out as gay in viral post and inspires millions!
Kenneth Felts has captured the hearts of millions worldwide.
Colorado native and nonagenarian, Kenneth Felts, has come out as gay in a viral Facebook post while looking for his long-lost love! In a true testament that it's never too late to live your authentic life, Kenneth revealed that the Covid-19 pandemic affected his decision to finally come out to the world.
The 90-year-old grandfather explained that during lockdown he began writing his memoir and he revealed that he couldn't complete it honestly without opening up about his sexuality.
As a child growing up in a strictly religious household in Kansas, Kenneth revealed that he felt unable to express his sexuality or pursue any such relationship. He explained the moment he first realised he was gay and having to hide it throughout his life:
“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”
In an interview with NBC's 3rd hour of Today, Kenneth revealed that he's proud to be gay and says he has never felt more free.
"I had been keeping this secret most of my life, and I had planned to take it to the grave".
In his original Facebook post, Kenneth spoke about his long-lost love, Phillip, and his wish to be reunited. Sadly, it was discovered that Phillip passed away a few years ago. Despite that, Kenneth says he's proud to finally be out, to be in a position where his story is inspiring other members of the LGBTQ+ family and that he finally feels "free".