Many people know how to keep secrets, but not as much as the old man. He kept his secret when he was 5 years old and decided to tell about it only when he get 95. Imagine – 90 years of silence! All that time no person in the world didn’t know that he was a gay- neither his parents nor his wife, nor his friends, nor the children. As Roman tell himself, at 95 years old, he decided to come out of the closet. Read his incredible story, watch the video interview.
The story of Roman’s life has been an extraordinary one; having escaped the Holocaust in World War II he moved to America with his wife, with whom he stayed married for 67 years; the pair have two children together, as well as five grandchildren.Now, at the age of 95, he has written another chapter in his life story, one that had remained a secret for most of his life, and clearly took a moment of extreme bravery to finally share.
In an interview with YouTuber Davey Wavey, Roman discussed how it had felt to come out as gay to his family, although his wife had known that he was gay since the birth of their second child together.“There were certain things I wanted to the world to know” he says, “I just told them I was born and was, all my life, gay.”“I told them the whole tragedy of my life and then they understood what happened to me. Can you imagine 90 years to be in the closet?”
Roman has now turned his attention toward finding someone to live out the rest of his life with, and he says in the interview that he does not have a type, he looks at peoples’ hearts, rather than appearance.“I don’t care! I don’t look at the face, I look at the heart. Somebody to lean against. Somebody who feels the heart ticking – and nobody can do that unless you let them.”Roman now hopes that he can find love and companionship before it is too late; he says he does not need such things, but wants them nonetheless.
“I’ll be very honest about it. I really don’t need any either physical or mental connections.”“But I want to – I want to go to sleep and have somebody close to me, not for any other reason but to be sure that someone cares, you know? That’s all. For you it’s easy to find. For me, I’m too old already.”Here’s hoping that the next chapter of Roman’s extraordinary life story is a romantic one.