Monday, June 27, 2011

The Colors I Have Lived In

Please ignore the grammatical travesty that is this post's title and instead focus your attention on this interesting graph from Jim Burroway:

  • I was born and lived 21 years in the red region.
  • I moved into the white region just before the red region vanished entirely.
  • In 2008, C and I made our vows before God in a religious marriage held in the white region.
  • In 2009, C and I made a trip into the green region to get legally married, but returned to live and work in the white region.
  • Just this month, our portion of the white region turned blue :-)
  • By the end of the year, we hope to both be living in the green region.
In what color(s) have you lived?

Hat tip: Box Turtle Bulletin

Saturday, June 25, 2011

Congratulations, New York!

C and I stayed up last night watching the live stream from the state senate in Albany. We caught the stream in time to see two of the Republicans who voted in favor of marriage equality speak to the chamber. And then the historic vote.

What a momentous victory for the people of New York! Last night crowds gathered outside the Stonewall Inn in Greenwich Village to celebrate the passage of marriage equality on the site where, 42 years earlier, the gay rights movement began. Each year New York City celebrates the anniversary of the Stonewall Riots, and it just so happens that this is the anniversary weekend. I'll bet it will be the biggest celebration yet.

Last night the capital of the empire state building was illuminated in the colors of the rainbow to mark the vote in Albany.

Congratulations, New York!

Photo hat tip: Joe.My.God.

Sunday, June 19, 2011

Deliverance from Homosexuality in Jesus' Name

WTF. How do these people sleep at night? I couldn't watch it all.

This is fucking child abuse.


Farm, that is. Totally not making this up. C and I saw this potted plant booth at the Madison, WI farmer's market last weekend.

The old couple who operated the booth seemed completely oblivious to the double entendre :-)

Tuesday, June 14, 2011

The Luckiest

Today I am celebrating the three best years of my life.

To the man I love: Happy Anniversary :-)

Monday, June 13, 2011

Penises Everywhere

From "the Third Eagle of the Apocalypse," comes the most important message since the revelation that God hates men who pee sitting down. Take heed, all ye with layovers in Denver International Airport.

Amazing. You can't make this stuff up...

That was some amazing music at the end there.

Hat tip: Joe.My.God.

Wednesday, June 1, 2011

Happy Anniversary #3 To Us

June 14 2008: religious wedding
July 5 2009: legal Iowa wedding
June 1 2011: legal Illinois civil union

It's complicated being a gay couple, but kinda fun to have so many anniversaries to celebrate. I guess heterosexual couples only get one anniversary to celebrate :-)

Hmm. All our anniversaries seem to be clustering within about a month of each other. Now I think we need Federal recognition to occur in the winter in order to space out the next anniversary...