60 Minutes did a segment on being gay in a heterosexual marriage and the impact it has on the person, their partner and children. Millions around Australia got a look into a situation faced by 10,000’s of men and women around the world.
Dad’s coming out
Reporter: Ray Martin
Producer: Alex Hodgkinson
Once “gay” was just an adjective that meant happy. Now, for most of us it means Mardi Gras, Priscilla and Elton John. In truth, it’s often more complex, less flamboyant and much closer to home. Try next door, for a start. Here in Australia, there are thousands of men living ordinary, suburban lives — a wife, a couple of kids, a mortgage. But they’re also living a lie, hiding the fact that they’re gay.
Not that this is anything new. What is new, though, is that more and more married men are coming out, admitting they’re gay. And you can’t begin to imagine what that means, what happens to a family when dad falls in love with another man.
The story had an immediate response and you can read the online chat I had with viewers at the conclusion of the show HERE.
A Very wonderful report
Thank you Anthony. I tired to log in to the chat but couldn’t – may have been that our broadband was shaped at the time!!
Good to catch up on the interview and the chat
Wow- just read and watched everything on this page. I pray that we can have brave people like you in our (Hindu)community as well. As a hetero male Hindu, I am so saddened by the loss of life and tormented hearts that is caused by our myopic understanding of this subject in both our faiths. My best friend at our local temple is vehemently anti-gay and I don’t know how to bring him around. Anyway, thanks and keep up the good work!
Jay Nitai Gaursundar