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Gay Parents With Gay Children

Adopted or biological. Know of any families like this?

by Anonymousreply 2012/05/2012

I'm not the OP, but I was kind of hoping this thread would take off. The topic is interesting.

by Anonymousreply 112/04/2012

I guess it's just not that common for homosexual parents to end up with homosexual offspring. But truly -- a very interesting topic!

by Anonymousreply 212/04/2012

Gay dad here and although our kids are 12 ( son) and 13 ( daughter) they seem to both be headed in the heterosexual direction so we'll see. They are both adopted from different birth moms btw.

by Anonymousreply 312/04/2012

I'm the only gay person, so far as I can tell, in my entire extended family. I had a great uncle who never married, but he was a profoundly shy little mouse who never seemed to show any interest in anything at all, worked as a cab driver and lived in his sister's attic bedroom until he died. Pleasant but almost too shy to function well in the everyday world. He's the only one who perhaps might have been gay, but there was certainly no indication of that.

I have two brothers, six nieces and nephews, cousins and their kids, spouses and offspring galore, and I'm the only homo in the bunch. Add in my father's side of the family with his sisters and their family, and I'm still the only one. Forget about 10%, in our family it's more like 1%.

by Anonymousreply 412/04/2012

Amazingly, not one of my gay friends has a gay parent (well, to their knowledge). The only one who comes even close is a female friend with a closeted gay dad; she's occasionally "bi-curious" if she's had a few drinks but otherwise is an unabashed cockhound (and an even bigger size queen than any guy ! know).

by Anonymousreply 512/04/2012

Paging the incest troll ...

by Anonymousreply 612/04/2012

Lezbeau had a gay dad! Remember her?

by Anonymousreply 712/04/2012

I have a fbuddy... Sweet guy, acknowledged he was gay and wouldn't ever come out and leave his marriage. I also know his adult son is out and gay but is clueless about dad ...and son keeps his private life private from dad.. I'd love someday for son to know and accept dad. They are both awesome people and so guarded with each other.

by Anonymousreply 812/04/2012

My father had Playboy and Playgirl magazines, some pretty raunchy gay porn that could only be found in sex shops, and a few gay novels in his file cabinet. He left my mother for another woman when I was in my early 20s and then died. Years later I mentioned his "collection" to one of my straight brothers and found out he was aware of it as well.

My brother came to conclusion that Dad was probably bisexual or that he'd had a few enjoyable sexual experiences with men in the military.

by Anonymousreply 912/04/2012

R7, she's probably still here

by Anonymousreply 1012/04/2012

Just to remind posters, this is about GAY parents, who have gay children. I really wasn't referring to closeted parents. I'm talking about gay couples who have children, who turned out to be gay.

by Anonymousreply 1112/04/2012

I am a gay mom with 2 biological children: one is gay and the other is straight.

by Anonymousreply 1212/04/2012

So far the stats don't show an increase in the liklihood of gay parents having gay kids, op.

by Anonymousreply 1312/05/2012

OP, your premise in R11 is going to ruin your count. At this point in time, most gay biological parents who have gay kids were MARRIED to someone of the opposite sex when they had their children. It's usually only later that they admit/realize they're gay, or, if you will, "come out of the closet."

Why would you NOT count THOSE children?

by Anonymousreply 1412/05/2012

If it is biological, you would expect some correlation.

by Anonymousreply 1512/05/2012

I know a gay man who was married with children, came out, left his wife, went on with his life, met a man, etc. The kids were young when this all happened. One of his sons (who was pretty obviously gay) came out to him a few years ago.

Strangely, he was a little unhappy about it, but I think I understand why. So much of gay life (for men) is based around sex and being sexually attractive to other men. Other gay men are often sexual objects or potential conquests. It must have been strange and uncomfortable when his son came out to him. He knew how to relate to him as his son, but how does he now relate to him as another gay man? Do they blend their social lives? Hang out in the same places? Have the same friends?

I can imagine it must be weird.

by Anonymousreply 1612/05/2012

I am an only child and I am a gay male. I thought I grew up in a straight family. I came out in 2007. Then my mom came out in 2008 and then my dad came out in 2009. Neither knew the other was gay. Now we all have partners so essentially my whole nuclear family is gay.

by Anonymousreply 1712/05/2012

Agenda, op?

by Anonymousreply 1812/05/2012


by Anonymousreply 1912/05/2012

I doubt it, r18. Not the OP, but now that the question has been asked, I'm also curious about what the experience of growing up gay with (out) gay parents was like. Did those kids struggle with their sexuality in the same way? Did they fight it because of their parents? Or was it a smoother process since they didn't have the added difficulty of their parents thinking gays were destroying America?

by Anonymousreply 2012/05/2012
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