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Brilliant article on gay parenting-by "Marcus" from Corrie

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Bossybritches22 Wed 05-Oct-11 13:53:04

Lovely article, brought tears to my eyes!

http://www.guardian.co.uk/lifeandstyle/2011/oct/01/coronation-street-charlie-condou-gay-dad?INTCMP=SRCH

LeninGrad Wed 05-Oct-11 14:07:06

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Bossybritches22 Wed 05-Oct-11 14:50:54

Wasn't it Lenin? Lovely positive article.....always liked him as Marcus now I like him even more.

rhetorician Thu 06-Oct-11 21:09:52

I enjoyed it too; lucky children.

Bossybritches22 Fri 07-Oct-11 00:08:52

Indeed rhetorician, but lucky parents too.

To have such a wonderful trio of friends, that can have such a civilised approach to co-parenting must be a dream come true for all of them!

I look forward to reading his regular column now....maybe we could get him on MN??!

rhetorician Fri 07-Oct-11 12:18:55

I'd say it's a fairly unusual set-up, although i know of some similar ones; we have an involved donor, but not very involved, at least compared to this. Having 3 parents would be brilliant <thinks wistfully of how much more I'd get done>

Bossybritches22 Fri 07-Oct-11 19:56:04

oh god yes very unusual, I would think unless you really know & trust the donor not very involved might have it's advantages!

(not wishing to mock) smile

rhetorician Fri 07-Oct-11 20:50:19

it certainly does! it would have been even better if the article had given the mother's pov - am I right in thinking that she is not gay?

wrighty2010 Sun 09-Oct-11 14:09:38

Thanks, really enjoyed reading that xx

Bossybritches22 Sun 09-Oct-11 14:17:34

Not sure rhet- yes it would have been interesting, maybe we;ll hear more about her pov coming through in his articles.

I might email him & suggest it!

Wrighty-you're welcome. I did too & it's so nice to read a positive gay parenting article I had to share.

Being a Corrie fan blush (now my secret is out ) I've been quite impressed with the gay storylines they cover, I know it's dramatised for telly but some massive holes have been punched through homophobic stereotypes in a lot of ways.

rhetorician Sun 09-Oct-11 14:24:31

the column is slightly strange - hopefully he will get into his stride in due course, but it was...well...dull, I thought. Exactly the same issues as everyone else - which of course is brilliant, but not that interesting to read about.

Geordieminx Sun 09-Oct-11 14:27:07

Can someone link properly please? I can't view it on iPad.

Ta

rhetorician Sun 09-Oct-11 15:13:43

geordie it's here

Geordieminx Sun 09-Oct-11 15:39:56

Ty

Bossybritches22 Sun 09-Oct-11 20:41:31

I guess to him it's interesting.....reads a bit "dad-obsessed" which he naturally is!

As you sat rhet hopefully he'll get into it a bit more!

rhetorician Sun 09-Oct-11 21:22:21

don't get me wrong, I love the fact that it's there, just not sure that he's that good a writer!

Bossybritches22 Mon 10-Oct-11 00:06:54

Possibly not rhet I agree, time will tell!

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