Derek and Ken in their own words: “Being gay is like the universe. It’s everything and nothing. It’s political yet personal, spiritual yet secular, radical yet everyday. And it’s a community we feel deeply blessed to be a part of.
We grew up being told there were things we couldn’t have because we were gay: a husband, a family, a loving household. We’ve been a couple for 13 years, and in that time the global shift in attitude has been monumental. Sure, the world has a long way to to go, but the mere idea of a gay couple being allowed to marry just a few years ago was unthinkable.
So our wedding is this June. Our two families are becoming one. We’re each getting a new niece and nephew. And we’re going to have things we once never even allowed ourselves to imagine. But mainly we’re going have the chance for our love, that doesn’t need validation but will most likely be strengthened by it, to be openly, publicly, and legally celebrated.”