we’ve taught girls to romanticise nearly everything a boy does. when i was younger i thought it was cute that boys chased the girl even after she said no. i loved it when after a girl moved away from a kiss, the guy would pull her back and force it on. i thought a guy saying ‘i won’t take a no for an answer’ was passionate and romantic. we’re literally always teaching girls to romanticise abusive traits.
So my wedding was this weekend. In a way that truly defines Harrisonburg, it was a family and community event. This wedding was different/special not just because it was a gay wedding, but that we’ve been together for 8 and a half years.
In many ways Kenny and I had been through our vows time and again as we’ve faced hurdles and joy through the years. I wanted to provide an overview in the hopes that it might help another same-sex or long term couple out there (or anyone finding themselves not fitting the mold) in planning their wedding.
We treated this experience not as a “sending off” or “start of the great journey of marriage” but as a chance to renew our love and devotion to one another, and solidly state to our community that we are married, we are committed to one another, and that we are committed to them.
I had the pleasure of being a part of a beautiful wedding and wanted to share what one of the grooms posted about the experience.
Summary of my allergy