I’m a week late for National Coming Out Day, and I thought about saving it for another time, but I decided it’s too good not to share. I’ve posted animations by StoryCorps before. They’re the folks that record and preserve the stories of “everyday people,” and their stories are often very moving.
Today’s is such a story. It’s a charmingly-told account of how a gay man remembers the first time he had a conversation with his father about his sexuality. It was 1959 and he was only a child, but his father’s advice to him came as a real shock to me.