PHOTOS: Four LGBTQ Couples on How They Fell in Love
Couple: Anthony and Jason Henderson-Strong
Status: Happily married.
“We’ve been together for 10 and a half years. We’re both born and raised in the Philadelphia area and initially met on a chat line – this was before the days of apps – and have been together ever since. We have a five-year old son named Marcelino we adopted in 2015. We have been featured in the Love Has No Labels campaign with the Ad Council, garnering over 56 million views worldwide. We were selected to be the first couple married in Macy’s first-ever LGBT wedding expo in Los Angeles.”
Couple: Asha and Tez
Status: In a committed relationship.
“We started dating after rekindling a high school friendship. Now we’re out traveling, creating a good ’90s playlist, and discovering new books.”
Couple: Denise Shedrick and Kia Grissom
Status: Working on building a family.
“We’ve been together for five amazing years. Through our ups and downs, we’ve just grown more connected. Our families love one another and us so much. This year we’re working on starting our family.”
Couple: Josef Hoenzch and his Genderqueer Self
Status: Eternal partnership.
“Though this is maybe not a traditional relationship, over the past year I’ve learned to love myself and my genderqueer identity. Through supportive friends and family and my budding drag career — my drag presence is named Annie De Beers — I’ve found that it’s okay to exist outside the binary and just love all parts of myself. This represents all the love I’ve found for who I am.”