In many ways, I felt bad for my dad. His reaction was the one I had feared most but, when it came right down to it, he was the one who listened to me the most, and was most sincere in trying to understand the situation. He had felt somehow responsible for my being “gay” asking if he had not been supportive enough, if he had not spent enough time with me doing father and son things. I told him “no” it was not his fault, and referred him back to my letter.
Sincerely, The Open Closet
PS. THIS IS JUST AN EXCERPT FROM MY BOOK: “The Open Closet: Letters From A Gay Man” (Available on AMAZON & KINDLE)
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