2. Tom Cavanagh
Tom is 66 years old and lives in Aughrim Co. Wicklow, he is originally from Limerick. Tom moved to Dublin in the mid-80s where he began to explore some of the gay scene which existed at the time – however an underlying need to be ‘normal’ lead him to reject that part of his identity and through conversion therapy he locked it away and get married. Over the years the pressure of denying his true identity took its toll and after a period of depression when he was 55 years-old he came out. He is an active runner and has represented Ireland as an over 65s master athlete in Europe.