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90-Year-Old Gay Man Recalls Long Struggle With His Sexuality

Hector Black at his home in rural Tennessee.
Mallory Yu
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Hector Black at his home in rural Tennessee.

Ninety-year-old Hector Black has been on Radiolab and StoryCorps, talking about how he forgave the man who murdered one of his daughters.

But he tells NPR's Ari Shapiro a different story — one he hasn't shared before. It's his life as a closeted gay man — a husband and a father — who didn't come out until he was 70 years old.

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