His Brother Was Worried, But Dad Only Had 2 Words For Him


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While growing up in rural America in the 1950s as a teenager, Patrick Haggerty began to understand that he was gay.

It was something he hid very well.

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Or at least he thought so.

But on the day of his performance at the school assembly, his dad shows up. The dairy farmer with the cow crap jeans left him ashamed and wondering what would people think.

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But then his father shares two words that would change his life. And he realised that his father could see him much more clearly than he could see himself.

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‘The Saint of Dry Creek’ is presented by Storycorps in partnership with the It Gets Better Project to celebrate National Coming Out Day in America. Find out more about Storycorps here.

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