late-breaking gay

A person who realizes he or she is gay relatively late in life.
Example Citations:
Of increasing frequency are the "late-breaking gays" who abandon their spouse and children for a gay partner. It is depicted in films, in Broadway plays, and on the Oprah Winfrey show.
—Ralph Slovenko, Psychiatry in Law / Law in Psychiatry:'late-breaking-gays'\#v=onepage&q='late-breaking gays'&f=false, Routledge, Mar 3, 2009
Some people turn gay late in life. Witness former New Jersey governor Jim McGreevey, who was married twice and had children before he announced that he was a "gay American." Former Clinton pollster Mark Penn even coined a term who out themselves or discover they are gay in their 30s or 40s: late-breaking gays.
—Mark Stricherz, " Sorry, Kagan might be gay:," The Catholic Pol, May 12, 2010
Earliest Citation:
Such Late-Breaking Gays are a growing force in America. While exact numbers are hard to come by, experts estimate that there are at least 2 million gays and lesbians who were once married to people of the opposite sex or still are.
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