It suddenly felt ridiculous for a 40-year-old man to own them and, without ceremony or hesitation the trendy briefs hit the trash.I doubt my straight friend Nick dealt with this quandry after his marital split... Next, I'm left to ponder gay parenting in general -- especially the "overachievement" aspect that appears to be rather prevalent. I let myself off the hook in the race to be a perfect parent.Like most parents -- particularly the single ones -- I'm too busy actually parenting to ponder the uniqueness of my situation.My marriage -- much like those of countless heterosexuals -- didn't last.That divorce rendered me single, gay and father to a hilarious, precocious little boy.So, what makes me different than all other divorcées?
You love your kids, and you love being a single parent.You have the same interests, the same goals, and the same passions.Sometimes it feels as though your minds are in sync!However, I see it all the time: The gay dads who feel they need to prove to the world that they can parent, an urge that seems to stem from longstanding feelings of inadequacy and a desire to be accepted. Meet for the first time in a populated, public location – never in a private or remote location. Inform a friend or family member of your plans and when and where you're going.