Patrick Haggerty grew up in the 1950s the son of a dairy farmer in rural Dry Creek, Washington. As a teenager, he began to realize he was gay—something he thought he was doing a good job of hiding from others. One day after performing at a high school assembly, his father Charles offered his son some advice that showed Patrick he knew his son better than he ever realized.

“The Saint of Dry Creek” online release is presented in partnership with the It Gets Better Project.

To listen to Patrick Haggerty’s StoryCorps interview click here.

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