These are the most important passages in which the boy speaks out. The rest can be read on the the ThinkAndAsk.com website.
A boy happily participates in a sexual and emotional relationship with an older man beginning at age 12. Jesse is less than half John’s age and turned 15-years-old in April, but the boy is not his son. Jesse “is my lover,” John said, “but the feelings are mutual, this is a consensual relationship.” John met Jesse (not his real name) when the boy was homeless three years ago. […] In Jesse’s own words, “John knows me, he’s here inside my head already, I mean all along. He is my dad, boyfriend, best friend, brother, all in one. He’s great,” he grins as he chats with a friend on the office computer. […] “I brought it up and told him how I felt and offered to take care of him. That is when he said he was in love with me and never wanted to leave,” John said.
“My [school] friends know John is my legal dad and stuff,” and he said no one presses the issue. “I have my own bedroom too, so when a friend sleeps over we just stay in that room.” Jesse has three friends his own age who also have relationships with adult men.