By Ernest McCarley, Jr.
THE TIES THAT BIND
As LGBT or same-gender-loving loving people we now share an amazing option in life that we did not have before – the option of legally committing ourselves to one another in matrimony. A bad date or relationship can be ended at a moment’s notice, but a legal marriage isn’t as easy to let go of when severing the ties legally and properly. I just say this to remind my brothers and sisters that I love in this community that this new right is not for everyone and not a fade to exercise that fantasy wedding you always dreamt about. These are ties that bind. So don’t take it lightly. Think before you “Jump the Broom.” This issue’s handsome couples hail from Virgin Islands, Fort Pierce, Florida, Washington (DC), and Baltimore (MD).
Adrian and Harold Alexander-Gore were married March 27, 2017. Adrian is a Residential Manager for a real-estate company and Harold is a Customer Service Specialist in the auto industry. They reside in Arlington, Virginia and have been together for 2 years. They met on Plenty of Fish, an online dating site.
Adrian Homer and Harrison Guy were married April 15, 2017 on the 10th year anniversary of their initial meeting. Adrian is a Social Worker for the State of Texas doing occupational training for teens/adults with disabilities. Harrison is an Artist/Activist (Founder/Artistic Director of Urban Souls Dance Company). They reside in Houston, Texas and have been together for 10 years. They met on the campus of Prairie View A & M University through Delta Phi Upsilon Fraternity, Inc., the Greek lettered organization for gay men of color of which they both are members.
Happy Anniversary to Lavell Lewis and Eric Christian who were married June 24,2016. Lavell and Eric’s story was featured during their engagement in the March/April 2016 issue of SWERV.
Contact Jamil@SWERVMagazine.com to share your marriage stories.