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a selection of stories describing the experiences of gay dads and their
families as they address some of the issues related to being a gay parent.
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the Sunday Times
Some things parents have to tell their children require careful handling.
Where babies come from. Whether Santa and God actually exist. What happens
when you die. But few can be more delicate than a father telling a son:
"I'm gay". [more]
It’s Saturday morning and I’m recovering from a fab night
on the town. Now getting ready to take my five year old to a kids concert
with his wee pal. One night a disco bunny the next a sensible father.
I am an old gay guy, so old that I can hardly bring myself to tell you
my age, but despite that there are still a few bones left in this old
I could never understand
when I was at school during the war, why I always felt so attracted ...
knew that already, Dad
I have just come out of a 14-year relationship with a woman, who came
to live with me along with Robert, her then 18 months old son, in 1987.
I was 34 then and she and I both knew that I was gay, but felt that our
love for each other and for Robert w... [more]
my world upside down
I was 37 when I decided to do something about my sexuality. A late starter
perhaps but at least I was going to prove to myself once and for all that
I was not gay - only "curious". After all being gay was something
that happened to someone else and ... [more]
the military officer
When I got married
at the age of 35, I said to myself “How long will I be able to keep
this up?”! I felt very selfish fooling my new wife but I had to
be “conventional” as I was an officer in the military...
of being judged
I think this is the first time I’ve put my
story down in writing, after having recounted it countless times in person
to others. I was “happily” married for 11 years, had a lovely
wife, 2 beautiful children, nice house, a successful career and a life
that looked outwardly not far from ideal... [more]