|Again, I strongly recommend therapy - and that your partner connects with other gay parents. The fact that he thinks a young child can't 'handle' the idea of having a gay parent is ridiculous. Lots of kids have two moms or two dads. The younger his son is, the better it will go. It is seriously simple to explain being gay to a child. 'Sometimes girls and boys fall in love with each other, and sometimes boys fall in love with boys or girls fall in love with girls. The most important thing is that they love each other.' Done. It's adults that have hang-ups and issues and questions and get confused; children don't. The younger they are, the less confused they get about anything.
Read The Queer Parent's Primer by Stephanie Brill. Both you and your partner would get a lot out of it.
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