Joel spent the holidays in Centralia with his family, including his 99 yr. old grandmother and his 1 1/2 yr. old nephew. It was a thought provoking and uplifting experience, he said, spending time with generations born nearly a century apart. Joel has a strong relationship with his family. He didn’t so much come out, he told me, but casually announce one day that he had a boyfriend.

Photos by Robert Roth/Jetspace.