A father who doesn’t want to be labeled gay has told the ABC he was “proud” of his son for coming out, but has no plans to follow through on his threat.
Key points:The ABC has been told that the father has no plan to tell his son he is gayDad Joe has previously revealed he would never tell his partner that they were gayThe father says he believes his son’s sexual orientation has not been changedThe ABC understands that Joe is not a homophobe and has no intention of changing his stanceThe father has previously told the TV channel he believes the boy’s sexual identity has not changed.
“My son is very happy with his sexuality and I feel really proud of him,” he said.
“I’m not going to go and tell my son he’s gay, because I believe in the human body and I know that’s a gift from God.”
But if I tell my husband, my son would have no reason to change his mind.
“We just want to make sure that he’s happy, we want to support him, we don’t want him to feel guilty or anything.”
Joe, who is a retired teacher, has previously said that his son was “not the most open person” when it came to talking about his sexuality.
He has previously gone on record as saying that his relationship with his partner was “good” and “great” and said he wanted to “leave it at that”.
He said he was concerned about his son telling his partner, but the ABC understands he did not go into detail about his concerns.
The father said he did think his son had come out to him and said that he was proud of his decision.
“He told me that he felt really happy and he was really open with me about his feelings,” he told the network.
“It was just a matter of me coming out to my family, to my friends and to the school.”
When you do something like that, it’s not easy, but he did a really good job and he’s now really happy.
“That was really the only time he really talked about it.”
The ABC asked the ABC if Joe believed that his partner had changed his sexual orientation.
The ABC was not able to independently confirm the authenticity of the conversation.
The son has not responded to the ABC’s request for comment.