“He took me for a ride and dropped me off in the country in the middle of the night with a five-dollar bill.”

In honor of PRIDE Month, a story from StoryCorps

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Jun 23, 2015 · 6 min read

Bryan Wilmoth, 46, talks with his brother Mike Wilmoth, 42.

Bryan Wilmoth: I never really told Mom and Dad that I was gay, but Dad used to go through our stuff, I guess, and he found a love letter from a guy buried in my box of things. I was probably nineteen by then, and I kept that letter with me because it was the first love note I ever got. Dad read this letter and lost it. So he took me for a ride and dropped me off in the country in the middle of the night with a five-dollar bill. All I remember is sleeping outside.

Photo courtesy Bryan Wilmoth
Photo courtesy Bryan Wilmoth
All of the siblings at Bryan and Michael’s sister’s wedding in June 2007. From left: Jude, Mike, Pam, Bryan, Amy, Curtis (groom), Chris, Luke-Henry and Josh
Bryan with his Grandparents. Courtesy Bryan Wilmoth


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