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Kordale Lewis, Gay Dad Who Stunned Internet, Opens Up About Fatherhood In New Memoir

We first told you about Kordale and Kaleb Lewis earlier this year. The gay dads came under fire by racists, homophobes, and racist homophobes after posting pictures of themselves with their two adorable daughters to their Instagram page. The pictures featured shocking images of the dads engaging in highly inappropriate behavior like brushing their daughters’ hair, taking them to a candy store, or posing in front of a Christmas tree.

Now that the fury has died down, Kordale Lewis is speaking out about the public outcry. His new memoir Picture Perfect? tells the story of the abuses he suffered as a child growing up in the ghetto, as well as meeting Kaleb and building a family together.

“[Kaleb and I] would like to help give the gay community a positive image and give everyday people a real view of how most gays live their life on a day-to-day basis,” Lewis tells The Huffington Post in an interview. “That’s why I decided to write a memoir about my life.”

“I decided that openness and honesty might be helpful to others,” he continues. “While we were confronted with so much negativity, initially we chose to focus on the positive remarks about our lives and how we raise our children. Letting people into our lives will help shed light on our beautiful home life and hopefully counter negative attitudes about homosexuals and raising children.”

In addition to the memoir, Lewis says his family has been approached by TV producers for a possible reality show.

“Kaleb and I are more than thankful for the people who have taken interest in us and our story,” he says. “Just wait, there is more to come!”

Picture Perfect? is available in both print and digital formats from most online retailers, including Books-A-Million and Barnes & Noble, as well as through Kordale and Kaleb’s website.