Meet Roman, 96, married to a woman for 67 years, father of two, grandfather of five, great-grandfather of one. He came out last year.
Roman said that he’s known he was gay since he was 5 years old. He came out last year at 95 years old, telling his whole family the “tragedy of [his] life.”
Davey Wavey sat down with Roman in the video below. He asked what kind of man he’s looking for, and Roman replied, “I don’t care! I don’t look at their face ― I look at their heart… Somebody who feels a heart ticking. And nobody can do that unless you let them.”
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.”
Watch the video below. It’s never too late to do what’s right for you.