Life Speaking of Gay Men Who Grew Up in the ’40s and ’50s
posted by September 6 at 12:15 PMon
The infamous Larry Craig is 62 years old, meaning he grew up in a time when it was much different to be a gay man. David Kopay, a former football player for the University of Washington, is 65, meaning he grew up during that same time period.
Kopay had some dark days as a gay man in the UW’s football program, but he went on to become the first openly gay professional athlete in American team sports, and now he’s pledging half his estate—$1 million—to the UW’s center for people with different sexual orientations, Q Center.
Talk about different paths.