The View from the Closet

My father had just come out to me when this photo was taken. It was the summer of 1975 and I was a 24-year-old mother in an unhappy marriage. I can see a mix of emotions on my face. Confusion, probably. Stunned? Definitely. And an effort to smile. This would be my face to the world for decades, … [Read more...]

Sisters From Other Gay Misters

I want to say meeting another person with a gay dad is like looking into a mirror, but even in a mirror I cannot properly see myself. It???s more like finding out your father has this other family and now you???re meeting relatives you did not know you had. You are different people with different … [Read more...]

Long Without a Tribe

+ACY-nbsp+ADs There must be others like me. Where are they? It took me more than three decades to even ask this question. The journey began on Father's Day, 1975, when I asked my dad if had ever been unfaithful to Mom. He'd always been a shameless flirter. I was 24. He stunned me by … [Read more...]

The Family You Make

It???s November, it???s Thanksgiving and I think we all spend this time of year thinking about family and reflecting on the past. I???m no different. Thanksgiving was always my favorite holiday. There was just something about it. We spent much of my childhood and several years through high school … [Read more...]

Family Has No Limits

Growing up our family home never felt calm or comfortable to me. It was hard to predict when someone would start yelling at someone else, it felt like people were always hurriedly passing through the front door, and all of the constant action took place over the TV that was playing in the … [Read more...]