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The wedding photograph of Barrie Drewitt and Tony Barlow on the internet web page, with the twins whose birth made them Britain's first surrogate gay fathers, radiates affectionate pride.Resplendent in matching outfits of cream silk, who could blame the multi-millionaire couple for showing off two of their three beautiful children, seven-year-olds Saffron and Aspen?'Horny Fun Wanted' proclaims one typical advertiser on the gay dating site, displaying a full frontal nude picture of himself for the delectation of passing browsers.Others express preferences for all kinds of unprintable activities.But while they forged their remarkable family, the couple became increasingly rootless as they drifted from country to country like exquisitely dressed nomads.Citing homophobic abuse, they left Britain for the United States when the babies were born.The resulting embryos were implanted into the womb of a second woman, Rosalind Bellamy.
To create the twins, two eggs from donor Tracey Mc Clune, 40, were inseminated - one with Barrie's sperm; one with Tony's.They prefer to ignore the fact that pictures of children on any website carrying such explicit material, heterosexual or gay, would provoke the same concern.Barrie has tried to make light of the couple's recourse to the dating site with a jovial reference to Little Britain star Matt Lucas's outrageous character, Daffyd.There is also a profusion of links to male escort agencies and hardcore gay porn sites.
Despite widespread condemnation from bodies such as children's charity Kidscape, which described it as 'asking for trouble', the couple has insisted on keeping the children's photographs posted.
Users are, disturbingly, asked to click a box to say whether they prefer safe sex.