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Coming Out Late in Life

Fashionably Late: A Lifeline For Older Men Coming Out

William Dameron | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices
William Dameron

The closet seems like a vestige from a darker time. Many young LGBT people never experienced the repression, but there is an older generation of men who closed the door decades ago and now find themselves tentatively stepping out into a terrifying world. They often feel alone.

'The Gay-friendliest Writer in Television' Comes Out in His 50s

Neal Baer, M.D. | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices
Neal Baer, M.D.

I'm gay. There, I said it, and it only took five decades. When I told my son Caleb, who's in college, 10 months ago, he asked, "It took you this long to figure it out?" "No," I said. "It took me this long to say it." "Oh," he replied. "Where do you want to go for dinner?"

WATCH: Gay Grandpa Recounts Being Confronted By Wife: 'Dean, Your Boys Want to Know If Richard's Your Lover'

Nathan Manske | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices
Nathan Manske


61, Gay, And Closeted: Is It Too Late For Him?

John Shore | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices
John Shore

The reason you want to come out is not because of what it will do for your relationship with others. It's because of what coming out will do for your relationship with you. The kind of stress born of living a lie will age you prematurely.

Finding My True Self

James Helmuth, Ph.D. | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices
James Helmuth, Ph.D.

I chose to come out to myself, my wife, my teenage children and my parents and siblings. But in coming out, I also needed to end a 20-year marriage. This was the beginning of a painful but blissful journey of self-awareness.