Today is my husband’s birthday. It has been a delightful treat to call him my husband ever since we were married almost four years ago. A picture of us on our wedding day was recently featured in an ad for Tiffany ‘love notes’ (yes, that Tiffany), and it was very exciting to see our love represent something so timeless and romantic.
Today I also read a post that was shared by our wedding photographers, Kitty and Craig. It is an open letter to a wedding magazine that would not publish an ad for Anne Almasy wedding photography, because she wanted to use a photo of a same-sex couple. Her letter is beautiful, powerful, and rings true to me in so many ways. Please take a moment to read it, and share it if you are so inclined.
I am married to a man, but I am not a heterosexual woman. Gender doesn’t matter to me, and before I met my husband I was in relationships with women. I have loved women, cherished women, and challenged the notions in our society of what it means to Be a woman.
This will always be a part of who I am. In my marriage, I am secure and accepted by the world around me, but because of my heart and its history, I need to fight the good fight until love between all genders is ensured that same security and acceptance.
Thank you, Anne Almasy, for also fighting the good fight. Our site doesn’t usually have ads, but we will run this one for you.