“Queer and Same-Sex Love Stories” (OutFront)

A look at couples defying dating norms in the LGBTQ sphere—close, personal narratives that show the dynamism of love.

“Our love is purely organic,” Michelle echoed with a glint in her eye. “We don’t have to try. It’s just so easy. And we make time to spend one-on-one – away from the case, from the kids, from our lives. Just us.

 

The LGBT community has wavered some in the pairs’ tumultuous journey, but has ultimately come to support them with enthusiasm and strength. And when asked what advice Wendy and Michelle would extend to the ever-growing, ever-learning community that surrounds them, their guidance is clear: “Be yourself,” they both chant in unison. “Speak your truth as individuals and as a couple, and let your journey be your own.”

 

When their story had ended – for the time being – both Wendy and Michelle meandered over to the pastry case, ogling the towering cakes and frosted pastries. I asked what they were doing that night, and Michelle laughed.

 

“Laundry,” she said with a shrug. “It’s not very exciting, but it’s our life – together. And we’re happy with it.”

Read the full article: www.outfrontmagazine.com/news/counting-the-ways-queer-and-same-sex-love-stories/