I’m going to Oakland Labor Day weekend to meet my partners in crime, Jared Karol & Amie Shea to get our Gay Dad Project off the ground and start working on our documentary. Another goal of ours is to collaborate on a book. But the first step is the three of us meeting in person, and what better occasion than Oakland’s Gay Pride Festival On September 2nd?
I’m sick of sitting back and waiting for things to happen to me.
I’M MAKING MY LIFE HAPPEN.
Jared, Amie and I all have gay dads. I wish I’d known them when my dad came out in 1991. But what’s important is that we know each other now and we want to spread the word that we’re not alone. We want to help people and families who may be going through a similar situation. My dad and his partner, Kory, are also meeting me there. We’re working on finding someone with a video camera to take some footage and work on editing it.
Click around on the Gay Dad Project blog HERE. Please keep in mind that we’re very new, we’re still working out the kinks, and we know it’s not perfect. But we NEEDED to get the ball rolling.
This is what I’m meant to do.
So I’m fucking doing it. I’m taking another risk.
If I’m being honest, I can also say I’m nervous. Anxious about attending gay pride for the first time, meeting more new people (Jared & Amie), worried that somehow this will never work out even though it’s all I’ve ever wanted—for another child of a gay parent (no matter his or her age) to feel like there’s a real community out there…
I’m excited, apprehensive, and full of adrenaline.
I feel like I have a first date with my destiny. Wish me luck.