Former Mass. resident leads Obama 2012
Courtesy Gifford Family Photo
For high school, Gifford attended St. Paul's School in Concord, N.H. He graduated from Brown University in 1996 with a double major in American civilization and theater.
It was after his freshman year at Brown that his parents discovered he was gay. He said the experience was "outrageously difficult" but it freed him from societal expectations of a Boston bankers son.