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The Old Gays Sharing Their Coming Out Journeys Gives Us So Much Hope

The Old Gays Sharing Their Coming Out Journeys Gives Us So Much Hope


The popular group of elder gays are here to remind us that things can, and will, get better. 

The Old Gays are back at it again, giving us all the feels and proving that no matter where you are in your coming out journey, better, brighter, and more fun days are always ahead!

In a recent TikTok video promoting burger chain Shake Shack's newest Pride-themed beverage offering, aptly called the Pride Shake, the fabulous foursome each share pictures of themselves when they were younger while talking about what life was like before they had come out of the closet.

They juxtapose those vintage pictures with what they look like currently while also sharing how far they've come in terms of being an out and proud member of the LGBTQ+ community.

"Growing up, my father was always trying to out me," Old Gay member Bill Lyons starts off the video. "Well, here I am free, proud, and gay as can be."

"Growing up I was terrified to come out to my mom," Jessay Martin adds later on, showing off a heartwarming picture of him and his mother that was taken years ago. "But I finally worked up the courage to do it and she encouraged me to be myself. Well, here I am."

And it's safe to say the internet is obsessed with these wise, loving, and kind Old Gays.

"Literally adopt me all of you, please," one commenter wrote in reaction to the TikTok, which at the time of writing has over 2.2 million views and almost 700,000 likes.

"Y'all give me so much hope," added another.

That they do!

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