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Tuesday, December 03, 2013

Coming Out...

I've told this story before but it perhaps bears repeating on this of all days, the day Tom Daley came out. 

On a day like today in 1983 I came out to my Dad. 

I took a deep breath and said, "Dad, you know I love you but I have something to tell you. I been wanting to say this for a long time now and I want to be honest with you. Be true to myself. I know you're going to find this hard to take, but... Dad... I have to tell you...  I'm gay. Does it bother you?"

Dad said, "Not as much as it'll bother your mother." 

I said, "Oh no. Oh dear. Do you think she'll be terribly upset?"

Dad said, "Upset! She'll be fucking devastated, she owes me 500 quid now."

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