Gay Man's 90-Year-Old Grandfather Comes Out Before Death
A 90-year-old World War II vet who was married to a woman for 65 years, came out to his gay grandson five months before his death. His grandson, artist Grant Rehnberg is telling his grandfather's story via an art installation, "The Family Connection."
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We buried my Grandpa Jim one month ago.
Baptist pastor, World War II veteran (218th Counter Intelligence Corps), preceded in death by Grandma Doris, his wife of sixty-five years.
Five months ago, Grandpa Jim told me he is gay.
Sitting over photos of my husband Bradford and I at our wedding, my ninety-year-old grandfather proudly celebrated “the balls it takes” to live openly. He told me about the love of his life, Warren Johnson, a boy he played music with at church. He told me God loves every part of us. He told me he would trade places with me if he could. He told me he loved me.
I put picture of Bradford and me in his suit coat pocket and a red rose on his coffin.
The Family Connection examines my relationship with this complicated man.
Rehnberg is currently raising funds for "The Family Connection." If you'd like to contribute head over to his Indiegogo page to help!