Dear Gay Dad Project: “If you could have it all done over, would you still have your father tell you he was gay?”
Gay Dad Project
On gay fathers, insight from the straight-partner point of view is very different than from the child’s point of view. A mother-son dialogue from The Gay Dad Project.
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 had to broach the subject of his gay father more than once with his co-worker, Amie Shea, before she wanted to open up about her own gay dad.
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.
Your dad is gay, too? How Jared, Erin, and Amie found each other and created a project for families like theirs.