John Thomas was born in Boise in 1985. He identifies as a gay, white, Republican male. He graduated from Boise State University with an economics degree in 2009 and is working on a masters in business. Thomas grew up in a Catholic, conservative family. His parents divorced when he was 16 and his mom is a lesbian. His father and grandfather were both attorneys, and his grandfather was a prosecutor for the Boys of Boise in 1955. He identifies as Republican and conservative and supports gay marriage. Being gay does not define who he is as a person, and coming out allowed him to be gay and be himself.
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