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A Coming Out Story 90 Years In The Making

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24min 35sec
Photo by Sonya Doctorian / Aug. 10, 2020
A friend dyed part of Ken Felts’ hair blue and pink. After a lifetime of dressing conservatively, he has a new array of rainbow clothing. It makes him happy to wear it

In the isolation of the pandemic, Ken Felts, of Arvada, began writing his memoirs at the age of 90, starting from his birth in Dodge City, Kansas to his time in the Navy. Fifty pages in, painful, yet beautiful memories stopped him in his tracks. As Pride Month comes to a close, we're re-sharing Ryan's interview with Ken Felts and Felts' daughter Rebecca Mayes, recorded in August.