Elton And David In 'Gay Dad Stigma' Counselling
Showbiz couple reveal they took advice on dealing with prejudices...
Sir Elton John has revealed that he and husband David Furnish have taken counselling on how to help their son Zachary deal with the "double stigma" of having famous AND same-sex parents.
Speaking to gay magazine Attitude, the pop legend explained: "We're going to raise him to be proud of who he is and understand that he came from a relationship that was taking the love we have for each other to a more dedicated and committed level.
"I think he's going to have a lot of attention thrust upon him. He's going to be potentially double stigmatised, because one of his parents is extremely famous and secondly because he comes from two dads."
Zachary was born via a surrogate mother on Christmas Day in 2010.
Sir Elton continued: "We've taken advice from counsellors. We've put a whole scrap book together about his creation and the people that were involved in the process and how the intent was about love.
"I can't tell you how brilliant this year has been and how much love he's brought us and how much we're getting. We thought the civil partnership brought us together, but having a child has been magnificent and I never thought I would have a kid.
"I don't feel 65, which I will be next year. Now, having a kid, there's so much more to do. There's so much more I want to see happen before I die."