Patrick Haggerty dresses in drag in As a teen, Haggerty learned from his father never to "sneak" around his identity. Courtesy of Patrick Haggerty hide caption. In the s in rural Washington, a teenage boy learned an important lesson about self-acceptance. Patrick Haggerty, now 70, didn't know he was gay at the time, but says his father knew what direction he was headed. The conversation started because as a teenager Haggerty decided to perform in a school assembly.
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I felt joy and relief and awe as I watched him blink his dark, swollen eyes in the harsh hospital light, but he was still just some baby. I went home and slept. That would be absurd. He went to the NICU — slight breathing problems, jaundice, no big deal. I wore a wristband with my name on it, but the nurses called me what they call all men: Dad.
Growing Up With a Gay Father – Confessions from a Straight Son
Full disclosure. This post is very unusual compared to my normal posts. I hope you enjoy. From my earliest memories of my Dad around age 5, I think I always knew my dad was gay. My Mom and Dad were married over a decade before I came along.
Sure, there have long been some great out-of-the-way stores and underpromoted websites geared for folks like us, and I highly recommend giving them your business. But not everyone can trek to the gay part of town for a greeting card or wait to have a gift shipped to them. Special props to my brother-in-law, who bought two identical wedding cards when Drew and I tied the knot.