insi-De The Wise Up Issue, Christopher Bennett explores modern parenting and how a growing number of gay couples are choosing to have children. Preceding this thoughtful piece, Will, Wesley and Martha star in a fashion spread shot by Bruno Staub and styled by i-D Fashion Editor Elgar Johnson.
Having two dads is not as unusual as it used to be. Increasing numbers of gay couples are choosing to have children, undeterred by what they have to go through – financially, legally and socially – to make it happen.
If you can provide a child with the love and security to enable them to grow in to a confident, well rounded individual then it doesn’t matter whether you are gay, straight or bisexual. The success of bringing up a child comes down to one thing and one thing only: unconditional love.
Text: Christopher Bennett
Photography: Bruno Staub
Styling: Elgar Johnson
Grooming: Maarit Niemela at D+V using Dior Homme
Photography assistance: Phil Bradley
Styling assistance: Kavita Sohda, Rachael Barker
Set Design: Ryan Thomas
Production: Rika at Defacto NY
Models: Will Chalker at Models 1. Wesley Morgan at Nevs. Martha
Special thanks to Stephen Goodwin Austin and family.
From left. Look one: Wesley wears jumper and shorts Ralph Lauren. Shoes Gucci. Ring Shambala. Will wears shirt J.Lindeberg. Shorts Emporio Armani. Belt Paul Smith. Shoes Tod’s. Look two: Will wears robe Versace. Wesley wears T-shirt and boxers Sunspel. Look three: Wesley wears T-shirt Hermés. Trousers Ben Sherman. Shoes Tod’s. Look four: Will wears shorts Gucci. Cover: Will wears shirt Dior Homme.