The famous Queer Youtuber Davey Wavey recently sat down with Roman, a 95 year-old-man that shares his story of coming out gay at such a late age. Roman recalls knowing he was homosexual from a young age and the pressures of remaining in the closet for nine decades.
Wavey met Roman through his grandson Brandon Gross, who is currently making a story about his grandfather’s story called On My Way Out. The interview is humanistic in nature covering a gambit of topics from Roman’s 67-year marriage, acknowledgement of his homosexuality from a young age and his want to connect with a part of himself that was kept hidden for so long.
Via Huffington Post:
“I think there’s a lot to take from this video,” Wavey told The Huffington Post. “There’s a sense of history in understanding how far we’ve come, and the struggles that this man must have experienced. There’s gratitude for the LGBT people who marched and rallied and bleed and sweat so that today’s world is different ― and that fewer people feel compelled to live in the shadows or closets. But there’s also raw humanity. Whether you are queer or not, listening to Roman stirs something in all of us. And at a time when the world often feels divisive and divided, it’s good to be reminded of our common humanity.”
As for Roman, now that he’s out and proud, he told Wavey that he is certainly open to finding a boyfriend. When asked what kind of guy he’d be into, Roman said, “I don’t care! I don’t look at their face ― I look at their heart… I want to go to sleep [and] have somebody close to me. Not for any other reason but to be sure that someone cares.”
Check out the video: