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This page contains 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. If you have a story to include on this page, please e-mail it to info@gaydadsscotland.org.uk


A Traveller’s Tale
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. . [more]

Tom's Story
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 dog yet.

I could never understand when I was at school during the war, why I always felt so attracted ... [more]

I 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]

Turning 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]

David 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... [more]

Scared 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]



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