A personal reckoning, and the truth comes out of the closet


              Bobby Calvan poses in front of a painting of the view from his childhood home in Waimanalo, Hawaii, Sunday, Oct. 9, 2022, in New York. His journey out of the closet has taken decades. Now 57, he is still sharing his truth about his sexuality. The journey hasn’t ended; indeed, it’s just beginning as he now lives his life as the man he believes he was meant to be. (AP Photo/Julia Nikhinson)
            
              Bobby Calvan rides in the elevator of his apartment building with a painting of the view from his childhood home in Waimanalo, Hawaii, Sunday, Oct. 9, 2022, in New York. His journey out of the closet has taken decades. Now 57, he is still sharing his truth about his sexuality. The journey hasn’t ended; indeed, it’s just beginning as he now lives his life as the man he believes he was meant to be. (AP Photo/Julia Nikhinson)
            
              This undated photo shows Bobby Calvan's parents, Erlinda, left, and Florentino Calvan posing for a portrait in the Philippines. (Courtesy Calvan Family via AP)
            
              Associated Press writer Bobby Calvan, left, poses for a photo with his friend Kevin German before a bungee jumping activity in July 2015 at the Gorges du Verdon near Nice, France. (Courtesy of Bobby Calvan via AP)
            
              Preparing to leave for Hawaii from Manila, Philippines, four-year-old Bobby Calvan, front left, holds his younger brother's hand while posing for a portrait with his siblings in this December 1969 photo. (Courtesy Calvan Family via AP)
            
              In this 1997 photo taken about a year before his father's death, Associated Press writer Bobby Calvan, center, poses with his mother and father, Erlinda and Florentino Calvan in Morgan Hill, Calif. (Courtesy Calvan Family via AP)
            
              Bobby Calvan carries a painting of the view from his childhood home in Waimanalo, Hawaii, Sunday, Oct. 9, 2022, in New York. His journey out of the closet has taken decades. Now 57, he is still sharing his truth about his sexuality. The journey hasn’t ended; indeed, it’s just beginning as he now lives his life as the man he believes he was meant to be.  (AP Photo/Julia Nikhinson)
            
              Bobby Calvan poses in front of a painting of the view from his childhood home in Waimanalo, Hawaii, Sunday, Oct. 9, 2022, in New York. His journey out of the closet has taken decades. Now 57, he is still sharing his truth about his sexuality. The journey hasn’t ended; indeed, it’s just beginning as he now lives his life as the man he believes he was meant to be. (AP Photo/Julia Nikhinson)
A personal reckoning, and the truth comes out of the closet