On March 7, 2012, U.N. Secretary General Ban Ki-moon delivered a historic speech asking countries around the world to decriminalize same sex relationships, and end discrimination of LGBT people.
The Potential Wedding Album project and Same Same tell you the story of how Michael and Gregory met.
I wrote about The Potential Wedding Album (TPWA) project last October. It’s a great initiative that aims to raise awareness of the discrimination that Australians who are in a non-heterosexual relationship face in relation to Government recognition of their relationship.
To help get this important message out, TPWA have now partnered with Same Same and are running a series of interviews with same-sex couples, talking about how they met. The first interview in the series is with me and my partner Gregory. Read our story, and if you’re inspired, contact both TPWA and Same Same and tell your story too.
The Commitment Project – showcasing same-sex couples who have been together for at least as long as the median length of an Australian marriage.
One of the better kept secrets of same-sex relationships are the number of people who have been together for a really long time. Over the years I’ve met many same-sex couples who have been in long-term relationships.
The Commitment Project is a web site that showcases same-sex relationships that have outlasted the median length of an Australian marriage, which is approximately 8.8 years.
Have a wander through the pages and enjoy the stories and photos you’ll find there. Some great examples of love, against the odds. While you’re at it, connect via the Facebook page* for the project and help pass the word on.
I hope I can one day be a part of this project. I’ve got another 6 or so years before I’m eligible. I am confident that Australian law will allow same-sex marriages by then though.