Jim Gerardi on Coming Out in honor of National Coming Out Day

“It was more or less common before the 1970s for gay men not to come out to their families,” says this episode’s guest, 81-year-old, author, Jim Gerardi. “If your family knew you were gay, back then, no one said anything and that could go on like that for years!” On this special episode in honor of national Coming Out Day, Joe chats to Jim about his coming out story. Jim tells Joe how he didn’t come out to his parents until he was 39-years-old. What has gay life been like for Jim? What changes has he seen in the community? Jim and Joe chat about all of that, plus what led Jim to write his book, ‘Jerome’, a searing story of two teenage boys and a girl seeking their sexual identities in the 1950s…