Radio Interviews and Podcasts

BBC Radio Manchester - Interview

by Mike Sweeney and David Ledain | BBC Radio Manchester

Shout Out Radio Interview

by David Ledain + Andy Shilton & Natalie from Shoutout Radio

BBC Hereford & Worcester

by David Ledain + BBC's Malcolm Boyden (Hereford + Worcester)

PRBH Radio Interview 1 Brighton FM

by David Ledain + PRBH Radio (People's Republic of Brighton

Magazine Articles

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The Brighton Magazine

We may never know for sure, how many gay men end up marrying women and having children with them – nor all the reasons that compelled them to do so – but the book ‘Gay Dad: Ten True Stories ..’ gives us unique insights into the lives of some of these men and their families.

The Business of Books With Jane Cable: David Ledain

This week Jane Cable interviews David Ledain about why he believes he can sell more self-help than fiction and why he decided to turn his own experiences into a book. Find out more about David at

I am a gay dad and to protect those I love I write using the penname – David Ledain. I live on the south coast of England and have two sons. When I was going through the process of coming out and separating from my wife, I couldn’t find anything about other gay dads like me, so I wrote a book: Gay Dad – 10 true stories of divorced gay men with kids, living in the UK today.

G Scene Review Gay Dad

“With a candid foreword about his own experiences from Coronation Street actor (and gay dad) Charlie Condou, this is a timely book reflecting the experiences of a sizeable part of our complex LGBT world.”

Read the full review at G-Scene.

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Ten things I learned when writing ‘Gay Dad’ by David Ledain


  1. I have not come across any men who married their wives for any other reason than for love. Indeed, many of the men still have deeply held feelings for their ex-wives and the couples often manage to continue close relationships.
  2. The term ‘homosexual’ wasn’t coined until the 1860’s by German-Hungarian, Karoly Kertbeny, and did not appear in English until 1891.
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Interview with author David Ledain

Q & A with David Ledain, author of Gay Dad
David answers: Isn’t it morally wrong to marry a woman if you suspect that you may be gay? Had you had sexual experiences with men before you got married? How did you come to write the book? What were the men you interviewed like – a mixed bag or is there a common thread? And other questions. Read the answers here.