I am a recently divorced father living in Columbia MD. I’ve started experiencing the anxiety of how and when to tell my 9 year old son that his father is gay.
Although I have never done anything around him or said anything to him about his parents’ reason for divorcing, he is very bright and intelligent, and its only a matter of time before he puts things together and comes to a conclusion regarding my sexuality. My fear is that he becomes “aware” of sexuality from school, peers, and society before his mother and I have the chance and/or opportunity to sit him down and discuss it with him in terms he’d understand and that are age appropriate. I also want to arm myself with options on dealing with “the talk” before his mother and/or her family do so with an obvious (and somewhat understandable) emotional spin.
Can anyone provide information on support groups for gay fathers in my local area? I’ve checked local papers, but have been unable to find anything. Any help would be greatly appreciated.