I finally figured out who the man in the photo with me was, an army buddy of my father's. His name was Halsey and later in life he came out as gay. He told my father about himself and my father rejected him. Halsey was the first person to tell my father that his son, me, was gay as well. It was a tragic interaction that need not have happened. Why so much pain when it should not have been. That was almost thirty years ago. Yes, there have been changes but Orlando brings to light the ignorance, bigotry, and racism that remains out there today. When will the world wake up?