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I'm 36 years old and have been with my spouse for over 15 years (legally married for over 4). We adopted our son, Briggs when he was a baby - his birthmother chose us and we watched him be delivered. I am a stay-at-home dad and family is my life. We moved to rural Connecticut 5 years ago from Chicago, where I worked at stores such as Gucci and Louis Vuitton. I want to send a message to gay youth that it truly does get better, and hope to inspire a new generation.