Romantic Pictures Of Gay Couples Around The Globe Challenge Public Representation Of LGBT Community
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Subscriber Account active since. But some marriages make history — such as the unions that signal a country's acceptance of LGBT rights for the first time. The country is the world's latest to legalize same-sex marriage. By standing together, we've made history. Behind them are the long histories of other LGBT couples and their friends, who tried everything from legal loopholes, to crossing borders, to cross-dressing to get hitched. Scroll down to see photos from the very first same-sex marriages in 15 countries, and the stories behind them.
Photographs reveal everyday life of gay couples in the early 20th Century
And we promise—these super stunning snapshots will hit you straight in the feels. A victory for love, same-sex weddings are currently legally recognized in 30 countries and territories. Getting married is undeniably one emotional and celebratory affair. But to be able to tie the knot with the love of your life after being denied the right to do so? Now that is a whole different kind of celebration, bringing a new meaning to the monumental milestone.
Danish photographer Mads Nissen has won the 58th World Press Photo contest for his portrait of Jon and Alex, a gay couple, during an intimate moment in St. Petersburg, Russia. The deeply personal and subtle portrait stands in stark contrast with the hundreds of graphic images of protests, suffering and death that have marked — from Ukraine to Gaza, Ferguson to West Africa, and from parts of the Middle East where militants associated with the Islamic State of Iraq and Greater Syria have shared gruesome images of decapitated hostages.