Love Stories

I'll never forget when I was a first year undergrad at Boston University, freshly out of the closet and attending LGBA meetings on campus.  There was a brand new lesbian film out - and that didn't happen too often so it was a really big deal.  It was called Go Fish.  The director Rose Troche was speaking after the film at a special screening at the Brattle Theatre in Harvard Square. 

WOW, what a night.  I was 17, in a theater full of women, watching a love story about two women.  In hindsight, I can admit that some of the acting was kind of poor but at the time, WOW!  It was a love story.  And long before I was a wedding planner, I was a romantic and I've always loved love stories. 

One of the first questions I almost always ask a couple is how they met.  I get to see the sparkle in their eyes pretty quickly that way.  And the recurring theme seems to be that it was an instant connection, almost as if there was no choice but to be together.  Straight or gay, this is almost always what I hear.

Of course there are obstacles.  Sometimes those obstacles came in the form of long distance, coming out of the closet for the first time, or even just needing to grow up a little bit first.  But every couple has obstacles and those that make it communicate well through the obstacles and hold hands on the journey together.

If I can get enough volunteers (clients, speak up!), I'll be telling some love stories (likely anonymously) here on the blog from time to time.  And for those who haven't heard it, I'll tell the Jen and Bernadette love story (it's a good one).

Straight or gay, what's your love story?


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