Dealing with the Families on the Holidays
Some tips on how to survive the holidays and have a good, if not great, time this year. Holidays can be a fun and festive time, but it can also be anticipated with dread, especially for LGBT couples. In some cases, our families can be loving and supportive, but... Read more
In more than eight years, I’ve never received an anniversary gift.
Never in the past eight years that we’ve been together, have we exchanged anniversary cards or gifts. To a lesser extent, we also rarely exchange birthday or holiday gifts as well. When we were approaching our first anniversary, we discussed how we wanted it to look and what we... Read more
The Unforeseen Challenges of a First Wedding Anniversary
Last year was the first wedding anniversary for my partner and me and it brought some unforeseen challenges. I had many anxieties of getting and being married in the first place although none of them came from doubts about my relationship, our commitment to each other, or our love.... Read more
The last-ditch efforts to stop gay marriage
No one expected the U.S. Supreme Court to totally end the gay-marriage debate. The Civil Rights Act of 1964 was a landmark moment in the Civil Rights Movement, but it didn’t end the movement any more than it fixed racism in America. So it’s no surprise that following the... Read more
Marry For Love: Aydin and Jo Olson-Kennedy – The love story of one transgender couple.
Love recognizes no barriers. It jumps hurdles, leaps fences, penetrates walls to arrive at its destination full of hope. Maya Angelou Finding a life partner can present a particular challenge to transgender men and women, but just like with anyone else in the world, true love can and does... Read more