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By Aaron Bailey in Arts & Entertainment on Jun 17, 2005 4:26PM

2005_06_webergrill.jpgThere's nothing more fitting than grilling in the backyard with dad on Father's Day. Unfortunately for many gays and lesbians disowned by their dads, Father's Day is painfully spent alone.

Interviewed by TimeOut Chicago [subscription required], father-of-a-gay-son John Cepek says it's sometimes harder to come out to dad than mom: "Men in our society have a harder time asking about our children's feelings. I would imagine it would be harder for a son or daughter to talk to their father, because fathers typically haven't had those kinds of conversations."

Cepek is vice president of Parents, Families and Friends of Lesbians and Gays (PFLAG), a national organization dedicated to supporting gays and lesbians and their families.

To celebrate Father's Day, the Chicago chapter of PFLAG has teamed up with Sidetrack bar to host a BBQ on Saturday at 2pm. For a suggested donation of $5, PFLAG dads will grill you up a hamburger and Sidetrack will provide the beer. PFLAG welcomes everyone, so don't let sexual orientation hold you back from going.

Image via Weber Grill