Friday, June 30, 2017

"Gay PDA Is Okay!"


"Love Is Beautifully Human...  Live Fearlessly"




"It's True, Lovers Do Start To Look Alike..."


Amongst gay couples, it's often referred to as "A Boyfriend Twin"

"While you may be familiar with the old saying, “opposites attract,” in reality, what the heart wants is someone who resembles its owner and that resemblance increases the longer two lovebirds stay together.

University of Michigan psychologist Robert Zajonc conducted an experiment to test this phenomenon. He analyzed photographs of couples taken when they were newlyweds and photographs of the same couples taken 25 years later.

The results showed that the couples had grown to look more like each other over time. And, the happier that the couple said they were, the more likely they were to have increased in their physical similarity."


Read more about this interesting phenomenon here...


"Fear Eats the Soul"



"The Views To Love..."





True love grows and endures...



"A Love Song..."



Wasn't Expecting That
Jamie Lawson

It was only a smile but my heart it went wild
I wasn't expecting that
Just a delicate kiss, anyone could've missed
I wasn't expecting that

Did I misread the sign?
Your hand slipped into mine
I wasn't expecting that
You spent the night in my bed,
You woke up and you said
"Well, I wasn't expecting that"

I thought love wasn't meant to last,
I thought you were just passing through
If I ever get the nerve to ask
What did I get right to deserve somebody like you?
I wasn't expecting that
It was only a word, it was almost mis-heard
I wasn't expecting that
But it came without fear,
A month turned into a year
I wasn't expecting that

I thought love wasn't meant to last,
Honey, I thought you were just passing through
If I ever get the nerve to ask
What did I get right to deserve somebody like you?
I wasn't expecting that

Isn't it strange how a life can be changed
In the flicker of the sweetest smile
We were married in spring
You know I wouldn't change a thing
Without that innocent kiss, what a life I'd have missed

If you'd not took a chance on a little romance
When I wasn't expecting that
Time doesn't take long, three kids up and gone
I wasn't expecting that
When the nurses they came, said it's come back again
I wasn't expecting that
Then you closed your eyes, you took my heart by surprise
I wasn't expecting that!

Written by Jamie Lawson • Copyright © Universal Music Publishing Group



"The Truth About Love..."


At the beginning of a relationship we love with 100 percent of our heart. However, once we are hurt, we think that if we only love with 50 percent of our heart, it will not get hurt as much the next time around. But we end up getting hurt just as much. We have to give our relationship our full attention. We should not be afraid of love.

- Andrea Briseno



"The Imitation Of Life..."


"Coming Out" - Irony reigns supreme in this short story about two friends and the struggle to come out and be who they are...




"Same Gender Loving People - No. 2739"


"The Look Of Love..."

Positive images of people like me... The truth of the matter is that we all need to see people like ourselves. So everyday, I'll post a photo, drawing or some other artwork that depicts Same Gender Loving People as what we are... Only Human.



"The Whisper Of Truth..."


The Whisper app allows users in anonymity to share secrets.

"Fear Eats the Soul"



"Love And Life's Journeys..."


From the work of Chicago born photographer Richard Renaldi. Over the course of more than a decade, Richard has recorded images of himself and his partner Seth Boyd in their hotel rooms across the country and around the world for his project "Hotel Room Portraits."

I fell in love with these images from the very first time that I saw them. There is something incredibly familiar and comforting in recognizing not only the love between Richard and Seth, but also the rigors of travel and the occasional weary eyes and tiredness that we all fall prey to. Moreover, these photos reveal an intimacy and comfortableness that one finds only when two people are truly in love... They reveal "love and life's journeys."

Richard Renaldi was born in Chicago in 1968. He received his BFA in photography from New York University in 1990. Exhibitions of his photographs have been mounted in galleries and museums throughout the United States, Asia, and Europe. In 2006 Renaldi's first monograph, Figure and Ground, was published by the Aperture Foundation. His second monograph, Fall River Boys, was released in 2009. Richard Renaldi is the founder and publisher of Charles Lane Press.



"The Artist's Corner..."


"Silent Dialogue"
Oil on canvas
Aldo Balding



"Congratulations Deutschland!"


Celebration on the floor of  the German Parlimemt as it enacts marriage equality.



Thursday, June 29, 2017

"Gay PDA Is Okay!"


"Let There Be Love And Happiness...  Live Fearlessly"




"Love And Life's Journeys..."


From the work of Chicago born photographer Richard Renaldi. Over the course of more than a decade, Richard has recorded images of himself and his partner Seth Boyd in their hotel rooms across the country and around the world for his project "Hotel Room Portraits."

I fell in love with these images from the very first time that I saw them. There is something incredibly familiar and comforting in recognizing not only the love between Richard and Seth, but also the rigors of travel and the occasional weary eyes and tiredness that we all fall prey to. Moreover, these photos reveal an intimacy and comfortableness that one finds only when two people are truly in love... They reveal "love and life's journeys."

Richard Renaldi was born in Chicago in 1968. He received his BFA in photography from New York University in 1990. Exhibitions of his photographs have been mounted in galleries and museums throughout the United States, Asia, and Europe. In 2006 Renaldi's first monograph, Figure and Ground, was published by the Aperture Foundation. His second monograph, Fall River Boys, was released in 2009. Richard Renaldi is the founder and publisher of Charles Lane Press.



"The Whisper Of Truth..."


The Whisper app allows users in anonymity to share secrets.

"Fear Eats the Soul"



"Same Gender Loving People - No. 2738"


"Love Will Cross A Thousand Miles..."

Positive images of people like me... The truth of the matter is that we all need to see people like ourselves. So everyday, I'll post a photo, drawing or some other artwork that depicts Same Gender Loving People as what we are... Only Human.



"The Truth About Love..."


The beautiful thing about being with the one you love is promising to do it forever.

- Colleen Temple



"We Were Always There..."




"The Views To Love..."








A family is made of only one thing... Love.



"A Little Sane Advice..."


What Men Want From Marriage
Sex is generally number one, but there actually are other things husbands want

Sex is super important to men. There are exceptions, but, generally if asked, men will say that is is number one on their list for what they want in a marriage. But, it is NOT the only thing. Believe it or not, men do have other wants.

Here are ten things that many men often want from their partner (in no particular order). Note that these are "wants" -- not emotional needs.

We all have some basic emotional needs. We are responsible for finding ways to meet these needs and it does not always involve another person. These are the need to be loved and to love; the need to belong; the need for a good self-image; and the need for autonomy.

In a romantic relationship we have other emotional needs, such as to feel that someone is there for us and that we are valued by another person.



1. Affection

Sex is super important! However, men also want you to hold his hand in public, leave a message of love on his voice mail, massage his shoulders, give him an unexpected kiss, and flirt with him. Husbands like to be romanced too!


2. Belief in His Capabilities

Many men think it is important for them to protect and provide for those they love. Let your husband know that you believe in his talents and skills and are supportive of him. Your encouragement is the most meaningful of anyone. Most crucial is to make your man feel like a man and not a little boy.


3. Understanding

Men want to know that you "get" them. Men often feel that they are expected to be more logical and put on a strong front for the world, but everyone has an emotional side too and those feeling need to be expressed as well.

One of the ways you can both show that you understand each other is by making a commitment to daily dialogue together. Daily dialogue only takes 20 minutes out of your day. Isn't your marriage worth 20 minutes each day?


4. Appreciation and Affirmation

Most guys like to be patted on the back. Compliment your husband often. Just do not over do it with over-the-top oozes of how great he is. That type of affirmation can backfire. Be genuine and kind. Most importantly, let your husband know you appreciate how hard he works, how he takes care of the family and anything else he does that you value.


5. Acceptance

We all want to be accepted for who we are and do not want others to try to change us. Many husbands are particularly hurt and angered when their partners try to change them. If it concerns their health and safety, that's one thing, but do not try to change superficial stuff that will only make him grouchy.

And, guess what? The only person that you can change is yourself!


6. Less Chatter

Don't yakety-yak all the time. If your husband is tired, or involved with a project, and you really want to talk to him about something, get to the point or schedule a time with him to have the talk.


7. Respect

Show respect for your husband by not making negative comments about his thoughts and opinions, by being considerate of his plans, and by avoiding the "eye roll" when listening to him.


8. Free Time

Most everyone has a desire for some quiet time alone, and time to re-energize, regroup, and reconnect. When your husband first gets home from work, allow him some free time to unwind. Do not over-schedule his days off with projects around the house.


9. Trust

Trust is vital in the success of a marriage. If you are having doubts about your husband and find it difficult to trust him, seek counseling instead of spying.


10. Companionship

Hopefully, you can say that your husband is not only your lover, but also your friend. Staying friends and companions through the years requires that you find ways to make time to be together and to do things together.



"It's True, Lovers Do Start To Look Alike..."


Amongst gay couples, it's often referred to as "A Boyfriend Twin"

"While you may be familiar with the old saying, “opposites attract,” in reality, what the heart wants is someone who resembles its owner and that resemblance increases the longer two lovebirds stay together.

University of Michigan psychologist Robert Zajonc conducted an experiment to test this phenomenon. He analyzed photographs of couples taken when they were newlyweds and photographs of the same couples taken 25 years later.

The results showed that the couples had grown to look more like each other over time. And, the happier that the couple said they were, the more likely they were to have increased in their physical similarity."


Read more about this interesting phenomenon here...


"Fear Eats the Soul"



"The Artist's Corner..."


Anton Kolig



Wednesday, June 28, 2017

"Gay PDA Is Okay!"


"Love Is Freedom...  Live Fearlessly"




"It's True, Lovers Do Start To Look Alike..."


Amongst gay couples, it's often referred to as "A Boyfriend Twin"

"While you may be familiar with the old saying, “opposites attract,” in reality, what the heart wants is someone who resembles its owner and that resemblance increases the longer two lovebirds stay together.

University of Michigan psychologist Robert Zajonc conducted an experiment to test this phenomenon. He analyzed photographs of couples taken when they were newlyweds and photographs of the same couples taken 25 years later.

The results showed that the couples had grown to look more like each other over time. And, the happier that the couple said they were, the more likely they were to have increased in their physical similarity."


Read more about this interesting phenomenon here...


"Fear Eats the Soul"



P.S. I love the sign in the background of this photo... "Does your mother know?"



"The Views To Love..."






The look of love...



"We Were Always There..."





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