By Advocate on 06/01/2017

"...As we begin the Pride season I feel a sense of peace and serenity, reflecting on my journey. I am grateful to be a thriving out gay man living in the city of Chicago, my home since birth. I haven't always felt this way. In fact, I never thought I'd live to see my 30s, let alone live into my 50s. I'm a survivor of child sexual assault. I am also a survivor of domestic abuse. I experienced mental abuse in my relationship with my second wife. After I came out as gay, I endured relentless mental and physical abuse at the hands of a male partner. ..."

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