Four elderly gay men, who refer to themselves as “The Old Gays,” began posting videos together online in 2018, and have now virtually stolen the hearts of everyone living on the Internet.
Bill Lyons, 77, Jessay Martin, 68, Robert Reeves, 78, and Mick Peterson, 65, of Cathedral City, California, turned on the Internet with their brilliant videos.
The guys, who don’t have a romantic relationship, went viral on TikTok by posting clips of themselves dating, chatting about their daily struggles, sharing stories from their youth, giving advice, reacting to popular videos, and doing various activities together.
Because of their positive behavior, adorable personalities, and contagious laughter, the men – who gained 3.2 million followers and 320 million views on all social media platforms – brought happiness to many people around the world.
The four young men, who joked in a video saying they “invented being gay,” started out as neighbors, eventually became best friends, and are now roommates.
They started getting attention online after being featured in a promotional video for the Grindr gay dating app, but they actually achieved fame after joining TikTok late last year.
Four elderly gay men, who refer to themselves as “Old Gays,” recently set the Internet on fire with their brilliant videos
Bill Lyons, 77, Jessay Martin, 68, Robert Reeves, 78, and Mick Peterson, 65, who have no romantic relationship, have stolen virtually every internet heart.
The guys, who are from Cathedral City, California, post clips of themselves going out, sharing stories from their youth, giving advice, doing various activities together, and more.
Because of their positive behavior, adorable personalities, and contagious laughter, men have brought happiness to many people around the world.
The youngsters sat down for an appearance on the Today show on Tuesday, Nov. 16, where they chatted about their path to stardom and their favorite parts of their newly discovered Internet fame.
Her videos caught the attention of many celebrities, including Lance Bass, Bebe Rexha, Rihanna and now, Hoda Kotb and Jenna Bush Hager of the Today Show.
The youngsters sat down for an appearance on the morning talk show on Tuesday, Nov. 16, where they chatted about their path to stardom and their favorite parts of their newly discovered Internet fame.
“We started our first video in 2018 in May, but it wasn’t until December, when we got into TikTok, that we went through the ceiling,” Bill explained.
Mick added, “One of our roommates, John, introduced us to Ryan [Yezak], which is now our producer and so everything has been consolidated ‘.
Jessay admitted that her life has changed a lot since she went viral, and said that for him, the best part of it all is being a role model for those who are unsure of their sexuality or are not ready to come. out yet.
“I sing in this church, and all of a sudden they started coming at me and they said,‘ We saw you! ’” He said.
“There are still people who don’t know who he is. They’re afraid of all this, and they have to be. It’s really a revelation.
Jessay (left) said the best part of everything for him is to be a role model for those who are unsure of his sexuality. Bill (right) said his favorite part was the positive comments
Robert (left) said he is always touched when he receives comments such as, “We are no longer afraid to grow old.” Mick (right) added that his families were very supportive
The four young men started out as neighbors, eventually became best friends, and are now roommates
In a previous interview, he explained that for a long time he had no voice. He said, ‘I didn’t always have a voice. This gave me the opportunity to really use my voice and not worry about what people think of me.
“For me, it’s been and still is a great journey. I don’t know where it’s going, but right now I’m in cloud nine and I’m grateful to be a part of it.”
When Bill was asked what he liked most about this wild ride during his visit to the Today show, he said it was the positive response they got from their viewers.
“The best thing we do is when we read [comments] like, “We woke up this morning. You just made my day.” That kind of thing warms my heart because it’s so nice, ”he told the hosts of the interview program.
Robert added, “A lot of the comments are,‘ We’re no longer afraid to grow old. ’I think it’s very big.
Bill also talked earlier about how different things were for him when he was growing up and how important it is for them to educate others about how things have changed.
Jessay said in a previous interview, “I didn’t always have a voice. This gave me the opportunity to really use my voice and just not worry about what people think of me.
They got 3.2 million followers and 320 million views on all social media platforms
“I think the most important thing in what we’re educating people about is that 60 years ago, going out to the public was a real struggle,” he said.
You didn’t talk about going out with your parents or anything. In fact, many situations, I heard when parents realized that one of their children was gay, threw him out of the house right away. It really wasn’t easy at first.
“At 77, I never had any idea this would happen to me. It’s totally surreal. I feel like a dinosaur, but the way people are reacting to me and others, I can’t believe it.”
During his appearance on the Today Show, the guys were asked who was the riskiest in the group, and they all agreed that it was Mick. However, when it came to who was the most conservative, it was a tie between Bill or Jessay.
What do your families think of all this? Well, according to Mick, they are “very supportive.”
‘They’re laughing [about it], ‘he said.
They started getting attention after being featured in a promotional video for the Grindr gay dating app, but they actually achieved fame after joining TikTok last year.
Her videos caught the attention of many celebrities, including Lance Bass, Montana Tucker (pictured), Bebe Rexha, Rihanna and more.
For those who don’t get tired of the guys, who have been dubbed the “modern Golden Girls,” they will soon be able to see them on their own reality show.
For those who don’t get tired of the guys, who have been dubbed the ‘modern Golden Girls’, they will soon be able to see them on their own reality show.
Variety reported earlier this month that they had signed with Brian Graden Media (BGM) to develop “a docuseries about their personal and professional lives on social media.”
“We’re thrilled to be working with the fun and talented‘ Old Gays, ’” said BGM CEO Brian Graden.
“His videos resonate with young and old audiences and viewers have shown an extreme interest in seeing their lives on a more personal level that we aim to offer.
“We’ve always been passionate about telling stories within the LGBTQ + community with our series … and we’ve had a very successful career collaborating with social media influencers.
“We look forward to expanding that success with the ‘Old Gays’ to create an entertaining and successful long-running series that will enjoy millions of viewers of all backgrounds and ages around the world.”