I must admit that today’s A Little Good News was made with my husband Noah in mind. He has a special love of sea turtles, and I must also admit, so do I. I think it was one of our connections. But Noah? He has swam with sea turtles. Today is another of those blessings I’ve found even Continue reading
“To all of the volunteers who came out in the middle of a global pandemic to traipse around in the woods, sometimes into the early morning hours, God Bless you all,” That’s what she said. To find out what she means, you must read DAY 20 OF 30 of: A LITTLE GOOD NEWS TODAY! Continue reading
Darnit! Annother sweet wonderful (and this time romantic) story to take your mind off of caronavirus…and coronavirus is a part of the story! Am I going to have to give up? *sigh* Well one thing I am going to be doing! And that is giving a different definition to the word “positive” when it comes to the coronavirus. I love this story of love. I hope you do too!
Gay Couple Marry in Their NYC Apartment During Coronavirus Lockdown
With the coronavirus pandemic prompting lockdowns across the world, and marriage ceremonies being outright canceled in several regions, some couples are rushing to tie the knot.
Such was the case with partners Mitch and Brian, who live in New York City – which has emerged as a COVID-19 hotspot in the US.
Although becoming engaged during a trip to Provincetown last summer, the men weren’t planning on getting married last week… but then the pandemic prompted a change of plans.
Mitch told Pink News that he works for an arts and culture nonprofit. He became fearful that the pandemic could prompt him to lose his job, and therefore his health insurance. At the current time, nobody wants to lose their health insurance.
The two men decided that rather than wait, now would be a good time to get hitched.
“We figured it was a good idea to pull the trigger on getting married,” he said, “So that I could be added to Brian’s health insurance, if it gets to that … So, this past Thursday, we broke our self-isolation and went to City Hall to get our marriage license.”
City Hall told them that they could get married if their license was signed by an officiant and mailed in. Fortunately, a co-worker of Brian’s is authorized to officiate weddings. The two men got the license and rushed back to their studio apartment.
There, alongside the officiant colleague and two friends as witnesses, they had their wedding ceremony. They celebrated by placing a sign on their fire escape that read, “Just married: Still quarantined.”
“Our studio apartment wasn’t the venue of our dreams, but it felt right and was great to have the support of everyone who was present,” said Mitch.
“We’re looking forward to celebrating with everyone when we’re allowed to go back outside.”
The two men have both tweeted about their wedding, with both their tweets prompting thousands of likes and messages of congratulations.
The couple acted just in time. On Friday, City Hall announced it was closing its marriage license bureau, “until further notice.”
National Tartan Day is a holiday that occurs every April 6th in North America to celebrate those of Scottish heritage. In honor of that upcoming day, I figured this week’s Furry Friday should feature bearded men wearing kilts. Recently, actor Christopher Meloni blessed the Internet with a couple of pictures of himself wearing a kilt and looking pretty damn good in it.
These other men donned in kilts look pretty good too so be sure to vote for your favorites!
Yester’s “A Little Good News” was pretty popular! Even more than I ever thought it would! So popular I thought I’d give you more in the same vein. No April’s Fool’s joke today, just pure fun! Just read on…! Continue reading
Today’s “A Little Good News” is really good news indeed for concerned with LGBT issues. I know I was tickled pink! I think you will be too!! Just read on…! Continue reading
It was my intent here to avoid all stories having anything to do whatsoever with the corona virus. That’s why I haven’t posted a few that friends and readers have sent me. I wanted this to be an absolutely covid-19-free zone, free of any anxiety it can and does cause, even if the stories were positive in nature. But the further I get into this (and I’ll probably go past 30 days) the more unrealistic this goal seems. Plus I love the story I chose for today. I could really use your input here. Should I keep this a totally coronavirus-free zone? Or post stories like today’s “A Little Good News”? Read on…and decide…! Continue reading