What You Believe About Homosexuality Doesn’t Matter


advgrrl:

great blog entry…thanks

Originally posted on In The Parlor:

Today, there are 2 news stories that have been circulating all over my Facebook and Twitter news feeds. One you are probably aware of, the other maybe not. The two, though, are closely related. The first news story is the indefinite suspension of Duck Dynasty star Phil Robertson due to the comments he made during an interview with GQ magazine. The second news story is about the “defrocking” of Pennsylvania UMC pastor Frank Schaefer after he performed the marriage for his gay son and subsequent refusal to submit to church law regarding this action. The link between these two stories is clear. The church’s views (or, in the case of Duck Dynasty, a certain understanding of the Christian faith’s views) regarding homosexuality.

The reaction to both of these stories has been…emphatic, to say the least. The debate over the “rightness or wrongness” of homosexuality has once again…

View original 485 more words

Why do we BLOG???


I was given permission to post this on our blog.  Please read. This might be a post not many even comment on…sad but true.  Too intense?  Too political?  I don’t know but hope it’s read.

It is very heart warming and humbling to know our blog about everything can influence a person like to this to share their horrific story and then thank us for publicly posting who we are….people are amazing and this is one reason I try to diversify our BLOG.

“Hi Leslie
 
I have been reading your blog now for a while and have really enjoyed it.  I just wanted to share with you how much it means to me and to thank you for the time you have put into it – sharing so much of your life. Also to Cheryl for her work with the It get’s better video. I had seen the video first and then somehow stumbled upon your blog.  It has meant the world to me to see your lives together as normal and healthy – something to be celebrated and lived. In the video I had never heard women speak of their lives and sexuality in such a positive way and it captivated me. Growing up – gay only meant men and it was directly connected with rejection, Continue reading

Our Day


Surrounded by RCMP Mounties we ended up having a great wedding at the Westcoast Wilderness Lodge in Egmont BC.

More pics and posts to come. We are staying another night to relax. Guests are long gone and it’s just us. What a day to remember!

Wedding Check List


It won’t be long until Cheryl and I take the next step after living Common Law for 16 years into the world of Legal MARRIAGE.  After all the fuss being made over in Russia about the anti gay movement I thought it would be a perfect post in honor of our right to be with whomever we want in Canada. 

Today was Vancouver annual Pride Parade and Cheryl and her colleagues represented the RCMP

and marched along with all those colorful human beings expressing their right to Love anyone they want.  Isn’t that what it’s all about????

Pride Parade Continue reading

The Perfect Cake


20130721-083856.jpg

My colleagues had this special cake made for Cheryl’s and my pre wedding shower yesterday, July 20.

It was a perfect get together of RCMP and BCT colleagues and friends. Thank you guys and only about 3 weeks to go until the wedding!

More PRESS “It Get’s Better” – RCMP & Cheryl’s Interview!


‘We’re not all that different from each other’

While our post on puppies is getting 1000.s of HITS I hope you take a look at this too.  All part of our Adventures in our life and this means a lot to us! Thanks!  Cheryl & Leslie

Share this story

By Sheila Reynolds – Surrey North Delta Leader
Published: November 06, 2012 3:00 PM
Updated: November 06, 2012 3:29 PM

It Gets Better – Royal Canadian Mounted Police (BC) – CHERYL produced this!


Cheryl was behind making this video and she is in it as well….PLEASE share this video….it was made because Cheryl works with kids as a RCMP and is tired of seeing the bullying and suicides that happen over sexuality.  This blog is followed by so many from all over the world….pass it on and help us get the word out…

“It Does get Better!” Thanks!

Continue reading

Befriended, why?


advgrrl:

we, as in Cheryl and myself are sort of going through the same thing just religion has not been brought into the picture. Just that someone close does not believe Cheryl and I should get married…they are “against” it. That hurts but opinions are opinions.

Originally posted on evoL =:

Straight Man Perspective

My younger brother is gay. Gay as laughter. Gay as the day is long. One of the finest moments in my life, and one of the greatest compliments anyone has ever paid me, was the day he felt safe to come out to me. He’s in his mid-30s now, but he’ll always be my little brother. And man, I love that kid. He’s brilliant, he’s funny, and he’s kind. And he just married a phenomenal man.

I was always predisposed to like his husband because, y’know, he’s my brother’s partner and therefore has automatic status in my heart. The wonderful bonus is that I really like him. He’s brilliant, he’s funny, and he’s kind. He’s a cool dude to hang out with. He also stood by my brother like a rock when my brother had a life-threatening cancer that cost him his left eye.

They married in May. It was…

View original 626 more words