Rodney and Donald, in their own words: “We’re Donald and Rodney and we met and fell in love right away. Once we had the legal opportunity to get married, we jumped at the chance. A short time after California’s Proposition 8 took that right away again for others, but our marriage stayed and was grandfathered in.
We love being married, but it causes us great pain that others cannot marry too. We hold out hope for a time when anyone can marry anyone.
Donald: I was kicked out of the House at 17 because I was gay, but I soon found that you can make up your own family out of friends of your choosing. The gay community was there for me. I’ve always been close to my siblings and today I’m welcomed by my whole family, now that they’re enlightened.
Rodney: I was fortunate to have great support from my family, but when I moved away I felt like I was on my own. I learned to just be exactly who I was and in doing so, my true friends became apparent.
Both Donald and I came to Los Angeles as young men, within 2 years of each other and made it our home. Donald from Oklahoma, myself from Michigan. We love LA, the entertainment Capitol, and West Hollywood in particular. We love our circle of friends and going out, yet we also enjoy the romance of staying home and cooking in.”