June is LGBT Pride Month, and these photos celebrate the love and joy that partnership can bring. Recognition and acceptance are the fruits of a long and difficult struggle, and while there is still progress to be made, perceptions are changing for the better. However, with our eyes looking to a hopeful future (like these couples), we must not forget the past, and those who fought for the rights that some (but not all) LGBT communities enjoy today.
The Stonewall riots that began after a police raid on a LGBT-friendly hotel in New York City on the morning of June 28, 1969 pushed LGBT activism into the mainstream. Brenda Howard, known as “The Mother of Pride,” coordinated the first LGBT Pride march a year after the riots, and Pride month was born. US President Barack Obama has officially declared Pride Month every year he has been in office.
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Love knows no boundaries – not age, race, religion or gender. In his “All Love Is Equal” photo series, New York-based photographer Braden Summers set out to drive this point home by taking stunning photographs of gay and lesbian couples around the world.
Summers, who identifies himself as gay, traveled to France, India, Lebanon, Brazil, South Africa, the U.S. and the U.K. to take photographs for his Kickstarter-funded project (which has raised over $23K). It took Summers about six weeks to create these dramatic and romantic scenes depicting only gay and lesbian couples. He mentioned that models were used to underscore the images’ impression of a perfect romance.
Continue reading Beautiful Gay Couples Photographed Around The World By Braden Summers
This beautiful little island in Naples, Italy might seem like the perfect little place to retire to, enjoying the relaxed Mediterranean life and nice weather in your later years. Well, that’s if you don’t talk to the locals first, since they believe Gaiola Island has a horrible curse on it, causing its owners to either die prematurely or be ruined financially.
Continue reading This Beautiful Little Island Looks Like Paradise… Til You Learn What Happened There.