Posts tagged boyfriend
Posts tagged boyfriend
I am in love. I am in love with someone who happens to be of the same gender that I am. And for a lot of people, in today’s world, this isn’t such a big deal. However to some, it is. I am lucky enough to live in Canada, where same-sex marriage is legal across the board, however legal does not mean accepted. Stephen (my loving boyfriend of 2.5 years or so) and I will go out somewhere, whether it be on a date or just out somewhere as simple as grocery shopping, and in the back of my mind is always the fear of what others will say, what they will do, how they will act towards something as simple as the two of us being in love. I am someone who is fine with who I am, and isn’t afraid to tell the world that I am gay, however it still scares me because I have seen and personally had to deal with those people who so ignorant and hateful that they don’t realize who they’re hurting.
Like I said, here in Canada we’re lucky enough to be able to marry the person we love and be recognized as a legitimate couple, same rights as heterosexual couples, etc. etc. There are still some bumps to work out, but we are much better off than many people in the United States. Many argue that this election is a battle for equality, and it’s true. Not just for gay couples, but for the rest of the LGBT community, for women, for anyone who isn’t a rich white man name who’s name is something you wear on you hands to keep warm in the winter. This election is about making the right steps towards equality for those people who have always had to fight to be heard, for those people like myself who have dealt with physical and emotional abuse from the world around them just because they are “different”. It’s an election about allowing women to have rights and choices involving their own bodies. About letting people who love each-other celebrate with the people around them, and to have that loving commitment they are willing to make acknowledged.
Clearly, my “vote” (which is non-existent in this election being a Canadian) would be for Obama. And honestly, I hope those who have the chance to vote DO vote, and I hope they make the right decision. Stephen and I are watching the election results as they come in, and I’m not sure what’s going to happen, but I know that Mitt Romney becoming president isn’t something that should happen, and would be a step in the wrong direction towards the fight for equality.
I am in love. I believe in equality for everyone, no matter what “difference” the world has thrown at them.
If you can and you haven’t and you still have time to, GO VOTE.
“I’ll put one foot in front of the other.I don’t need a new love, or a new life.” -Fun.
I love you chris. Everyone should read this because its amazingly written and so true.
Just ridiculous. Also sorry bout all the pictures. I just think they are great and I miss my love when he’s at work. :P
Me and my boy. :D
It sounds odd, however, The first lady was this woman who was obsessed with cats, at first, you think, classic crazy cat lady and well she is, BUT she was just trying to feed strays, protect animals and make a place to protect them. However, she didn’t realize that the cats were making her home unbearable to live in, even for the cats. When they first came to her she said, “I have about 25 cats” by the end of the episode they found out she had over 41 cats and over 40 more cats had died in the piles of clutter that had accumulated due to her failing health and age. She thought she was saving them, but really was killing them. In the end, she realized her problems and got to keep 3 of the surviving cats after 10 more had to be put down. I mean can you imagine loosing 38 cats, having 10 put to sleep and more then 40 you didn’t even know had died?
Anywho… The part that really touched me was the boyfriend of the guy in the 2nd one. The hoarder started out by collecting the objects his mom, boyfriend, or family would give him. He would keep water bottles thinking that throwing them out would hurt his mother. Then it continued with his head telling him that to get rid of the dog’s hair was to get rid of a part of the dog’s, already short, life. The guy was on the verge of killing himself due to living in the clutter, hurting his family and his alcoholic dad he lived with. The boyfriend of this guy was so caring and through all of this, his mental break downs, his panic attacks, and first of all the clutter, he stuck with him. There were so many moments where he was there just to be a shoulder to cry on. I think that is a pretty honourable boyfriend. In most of these episodes the hoarders are alone or have been divorced because of the problem. Maybe I’m weird but that is really honourable to me that he stayed.
Maybe this effected me because I know that if Chris wasn’t my boyfriend and couponing was more accessible in Canada, I would be a hoarder. I love deals, hate throwing things away (We could need it later) and hate making decisions. I’m glad I have him because I also think that Chris would stick with me through it, no matter what and try to help me. As for the first one… I love animals, if I found a stray, I would love to keep it safe… however… 1. No money. 2. I would end up like that lady.
Wonderful night! :D I loved Prom… Wow… High school is so long ago…
© Chris Riehl, 2012.
^ my awesome photographer friend took this. I am kind of in love with it. Also happens to be him in the picture, and I might be a little in love with him too :P
This is amazing. Photo by the amazing Chris RIehl! :D I love him! (Artist and subject are the same)
I love my boyfriend because of this. He puts up with my stupid bitchiness and moodiness and still chooses to love me and even when I’m being stupid and emotional, he just wants to be closer to me. He is perfect. :)
This is how I feel every morning! :D I love you Chris Riehl!