A Great Day for the LGBT Community

Today the Supreme Court made history, in a 5-4 decision in both cases, by striking down the Defense of Marriage Act (DOMA) and upholding the Appeals Courts decision that Prop. 8 is unconstitutional. 

It’ll be a matter of months before California will be the 13th state in the union to allow same sex marriage.


Here is the full scrip for the ruling on DOMA, click here!

Here is the full script for their ruling on Prop 8

Edna and Peaches in JET in 1970?

Yes it’s true. Thanks to the website “The Root” they have unearthed a photo of JET Magazine recognizing their wedding back in 1970. Can you believe it? WOW. You can read more about it here!

I would love to know if they are still alive and if so, are they still together. I’m sure they have some stories!

Folsom Street 2011

This past weekend was the annual Leather event “Folsom Street” in San Francisco. It’s usually the last major leather event of the year. Mid Atlantic Leather is the next major leather event which is held MLK weekend in Washington, DC.
If you would like to see more photos of this years Folsom Street along with other Leather events this year and years past, go check out Biron’s photography page by clicking here!

Thelma and Jean – 50 years of love!

There is a great article in Bed Stuy Patch of Thelma and Jean who have been partners for almost 50 years. The anniversary was on the eve of the date (July 24th) for Same Sex marriages in New York State. They are contemplating whether to make their relationship “official” with the new law. Their story of love spanning over five decades is definitely inspiring and very heart felt.

You can read the article here!

Civil Unions begin in Illinois

Congratulations to our LGBT residents of of the state of Illinois. As of today, civil unions are the law of the land and what better way to start it than with an African American lesbian couple, Lakeesha Harris and Janean Watkins, being the first in line to receive their license to marry. What a wonderful day this is for the residents of Illinois!
This is another testament how women, and not men, are the true trailblazers in the LGBT movement. If black and latino men, gay or str8, loved themselves and each other more, there should have been more African American and Latino American gay men in line waiting to get married. Oh well. one day …Right?

Check out the video below!

Lesbian Couple Aisha Mills and Danielle Moodie’s Wedding Profiled on Essence.com

The premiere magazine for Women of Color profiled a lesbian couple in their “Bridal Bliss” segment of their online magazine! The couple, Aisha Mills and Danielle Moodie, met at a friend’s gathering 6 years ago and it was instant love. You can read more about them here! I give mad kudos to Essence for recognizing a LGBT couple and not bending to the pressures of the church hypocrites and more! Now if other People of Color magazines would do that, it would be a good day!