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“I’m thankful that 14-year-old me, who thought that coming out of the closet would mean a lonely life, was proven wrong!”

Father’s Day is a time to show appreciation for that very special man in your life — or, in some cases, both the special men in your life.

Father's Day is a time to show appreciation for that very special man in your life — or, in some cases, both the special men in your life.

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Here's what the dads (and a few of their kids) had to say:

“We are thankful for our beautiful daughter who came into our lives and showed us the meaning of unconditional love.”

"We are thankful for our beautiful daughter who came into our lives and showed us the meaning of unconditional love."

Nick, 43, and Chris, 30, Padien-Hill, with their daughter Ari from Chicago, Illinois.

What is your favorite thing about being a dad?

Nick: Knowing that I’m responsible for my daughter’s health and happiness and being there to help her along the way as she uncovers all that this world has to offer.

Chris: Family has always been such an important thing to me, and my favorite thing about being a new dad is being able to soak up all the many milestones that occur in the first year and start forming our own little family traditions. I love that when my daughter sees my face in the morning she lets out the most contagious smile, and Nick will tell you I get entirely too much joy out of picking out her outfits!

What do you want people to know about your family?

Nick: We are a fun, caring, loving spontaneous family. We love just like any other family. We have ups and downs just like any other family but continue to love each other through it all.

Chris: I would just want people to know that although we may not be your typical family, we are held together with love and laughter. We are very loyal and there to support each other through the good days, bad days, and everything in between.

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