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Gay Fathers: The Day I Found Out My Dad Was Gay

06/16/2012 10:24 am ET | Updated Feb 02, 2016

"Your dad is gay!" my friend spat out one day when we were in a fight. It was as if she were accusing me of something horrible. I was nine at the time.

That night, I confronted my mother. "Heather said Dad is gay. He's not, right?"

She paused--a long pause that confirmed my worst fear.

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