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 firstname.lastname@example.org
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]