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Coronation Street star Charlie Condou has hit back at "gay dinosaur" Rupert Everett for saying that he couldn't "think of anything worse" than having homosexual parents. Condou, who plays Marcus Dent in the ITV soap, has two children with boyfriend Cameron Laux, born to a female friend who acted as a surrogate mother. In a self-penned piece appearing in the Evening Standard titled 'Sorry, Rupert, but I'm proud to be a gay dad', Condou condemned the openly-gay actor for distancing himself from the Lgbt community by "sniping gorgeously from the sidelines". "Sometimes it must seem a little difficult to see us mortals far below," he wrote. "Anyway, Cameron and I wish to report to you from the ground. We're a gay couple who wanted to have children and saw no reason why we shouldn't because (more) »

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