Thursday, April 21, 2011

Antony Cotton ‘proud’ of Corrie gay parents story

Coronation Street actor Antony Cotton says he’s proud of the soap’s gay parenting storyline.

The star said the storyline could help viewers see gay parents in a more positive light.

His character Sean Tully is to be reunited with his three-year-old son Dylan and his ex-partner Marcus Dent (Charlie Condou).

The couple will then raise the child together.

Cotton told New! magazine: “It’s two men pushing a buggy down a street – it’s modern life. And if nothing else it will give people something to talk about.

“If there’s one conversation about a young, gay man parenting in a positive way that’s got to be a good thing.”

Last month, a Coronation Street source said the scenes would be handled sensitively to avoid upsetting “older viewers” who object to gay parents.

Cotton said: “It’s a terribly old-fashioned view. Gay people are the same as anybody else.

“As long as two people are happy and offer a child unconditional love, I don’t see what the problem is.”


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