As a kid, I thought AIDS was just a joke. I know now that it’s not funny.
A son gains the maturity to contemplate the complexities of his mother’s identity and relationship to his father, who came out as a gay man.
Jared Karol on dealing separately with the confusion of having a gay father, and the man his father was.
When you’re a teenager and your father comes out as gay, you can end up feeling like there’s no one you can tell. Erin and Jared exchange letters about their experiences as the children of gay men.
Jared used to be embarrassed to have a gay dad.
14-year-old Jared Karol didn’t understand when his father told him he was gay. Now grown up, he hopes his own children won’t go through the same thing.