13-Year-Old and 78-Year-Old Gay Men Discuss Coming Out and Get Emotional

Taylor Henderson

13-year-old Louis and 78-year-old Percy sit down and share their wildly different gay experiences in an honest and heartwarming discussion.

Louis is openly gay at 13 and shares with Percy when he knew he liked boys, how he came out to his parents, and how supportive his friends and family are. Percy, who grew up while homosexuality was still illegal, shares stories with Louis about his own coming out, going out to gay clubs at 16, and the fear he carried around over possibly being arrested for loving someone. 

Popular YouTube channel TrentAndLuke posted the video to explore the differences in gay culture and acceptance over the span of the 65-year age gap, and the discussion marks the 50th anniversary of the decriminalization of homosexuality in London.

At the end of the inspiring discussion, Louis asks Percy what advice would Percy would give him for the future. "Be true to yourself," Percy says. "Stand up for being gay. Try to make people understand that the most important thing is that you can love somebody, doesn't matter who they are, whether it's a boy or a girl. Love is love."

What the heartwarming video below. 

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