The Sensitive Slut
The Sensitive Slut
Jun 19, 2020
Hey Gerle! Gifts of the Gay Son with Mike & His Dad
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Today's is a very special Father's Day episode of “Hey Gerle!” with Mike's father, Bill!

The “Hey Gerle!” episodes are designed to be an “ask anything” Q&A between me and you, the listener. I will normally be doing these with the help of my GerleMen Podcast family, Garrett & Lesley.

On this special Father’s Day edition of “Hey Gerle,” my dad and I will both be asking each other questions and answering each other’s questions. My Dad answers questions about what it was like to be a Mormon father with a gay son, and I answer some questions about what it was like to be a gay man with a Mormon father. 

My father and I have been through a lot. It is an intensely emotional interview. I hope you enjoy it as much as I did recording it.

This interview humbles me with gratitude for my father, a man I vilified as a teenager & young adult, who has become one of my greatest sources of strength and inspiration. I could not be more proud to call myself “Gerle”.

We talked about:

  • Mike's Coming Out [5:43]
  • Being a Mormon with a Gay Son [13:31]
  • Regrets [19:20]
  • Transition to Acceptance [27:55]
  • Learning From Each Other [34:39]
  • Advice For Other Fathers [45:41]
  • A Strengthened Bond [50:36]

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