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Our engagement was not just a promise to him; It was a promise to myself that I would never hide again.
The last time David visited his ailing grandmother, he hid his wedding ring in his pocket. He never told her of his identity as a married, gay man. David’s fearful grandmother disowned him, and his family never told her about David’s loving marriage to his husband, Constantino. This was a lie that David lived with until the day she died.
Today, David shares how that lie left a huge hole in his relationship with his grandmother—and the power of telling the truth in his eulogy.
“Modern Love” was presented by Anna Martin and produced by Julia Botero, Christina Djossa and Hans Boito. The show is edited by Sarah Sarason, and our Executive Producer is Jane Boyant. The show was mixed by Rowan Niemisto and recorded by Madi Maciello. It features original music by Dan Powell and Marion Lozano. Our theme music is Dan Powell.
Special thanks to Daniel Jones, Mia Lee, Mahima Shablani, Jeffrey Miranda, Renan Borrelli, Nina Lasam, Julia Simon and Anna Diamond at ODM.
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