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The Gay Dad Project

Imagine growing up in a pretty standard nuclear family. Then when you’re 15, your dad announces that he’s gay and that he and your mom are getting a divorce.

A Fairway, Kansas woman thought she was the only one in that situation, until she connected with others online who experienced similar situations. 

Thursday on Up to Date, guest host Brian Ellison welcomes Erin Margolin and Erin’s father, Larry Best, to discuss their family’s story and how she’s developed a community, The Gay Dad Project, to offer support.

We'll also talk with Gay Dad Project co-founder Amie Shea about her family's story, and how she, Erin, and Jared Karol found each other and decided to develop the network.

JOIN THE CONVERSATION: Did you grow up in a "traditional" nuclear only to find out that one of your parents was gay? Do you have  a story to share with listeners? You can call us during the program at 816 235 2888, Tweet us @KCURUptoDate, email us: uptodate@kcur.org, or join the conversation on KCUR's Facebook page.

Stephen Steigman is director of Classical KC. You can email him at <a href="mailto:Stephen.Steigman@classicalkc.org">Stephen.Steigman@classicalkc.org</a>.
As a host and contributor at KCUR, I seek to create a more informed citizenry and richer community. I want to enlighten and inspire our audience by delivering the information they need with accuracy and urgency, clarifying what’s complicated and teasing out the complexities of what seems simple. I work to craft conversations that reveal realities in our midst and model civil discourse in a divided world. Follow me on Twitter @ptsbrian or email me at brian@kcur.org.