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GIRL MEETS GIRL

Dec 5, 2014

GIRL MEETS GIRL

Theirs is the stuff of fairy tales: the good ones; not the scary ones. Girl meets girl. Girl falls in love with girl. Girls live happily ever after.

FOREVER A FAMILY

Nov 19, 2014

FOREVER A FAMILY

Juan Trevino and Jose L. Mendez have been together for over 15 years. They originally met in 1996 and were friends for just over a year before they decided to take their relationship to the next level.

JUNTAS (Together)

Nov 11, 2014

JUNTAS (Together)

Erika Crenshaw and Patricia Torres met by accident. Neither Erika nor Patricia was looking for a relationship, and they originally connected through a mutual Facebook friendship and, “from all the gorgeous pictures of Patricia that were coming up on my News Feed,” as Erika notes.

A SHARED PASSION

Nov 11, 2014

A SHARED PASSION

We grew up on opposite U.S. coasts and are thankful to have been brought together by jobs at the Ms. Foundation for Women in New York City, where we’ve lived for over a decade.

TRUE LOVE

Nov 5, 2014

TRUE LOVE

Victoria Hernandez and Monica Rosas love story has been 18 years in the making. Although they have been dating since summer of 2012, they originally met 15 years earlier through mutual friends.

LOVE PERSEVERES

Oct 14, 2014

LOVE PERSEVERES

What first started off as friendship between Desiree Alva and Kelly Ocasio, has turned into an over decade-long relationship.

MADE IN TEXAS AND SCOTLAND, MARRIED IN WASHINGTON

Sep 24, 2014

MADE IN TEXAS AND SCOTLAND, MARRIED IN WASHINGTON

Juan and Danny started their relationship in typical Washington D.C. style, over drinks at a local cafe. They immediately hit it off, and became serious in spring of 2012.

CAPITOL LOVE

Sep 5, 2014

CAPITOL LOVE

It wasn’t until David Medina and Tim DeMagistris re-connected 8 years after first meeting that they realized they were meant to be together.

ARIZONA IS HOME

Sep 5, 2014

ARIZONA IS HOME

The first night Marisa and I hung out, she made me laugh more in the few hours we spent together than I had in my entire life, and we’ve been laughing together every day since.

EL AMOR DE  INGRID Y CATHERINE

Aug 13, 2014

EL AMOR DE INGRID Y CATHERINE

Ingrid y Catherine se conocieron en 1992 durante un baile celebrado en el Spy Club de Washington, DC.

GOING THE DISTANCE

Aug 6, 2014

GOING THE DISTANCE

Since meeting in 2005, Lilly Rivera and Elsa Vasquez have never yielded to the challenges they have faced together as a couple.

TEXAS TWO-STEP

Apr 3, 2014

TEXAS TWO-STEP

Brad Veloz remembers the exact moment that he discovered his passion for LGBT Latino activism: It was the Fall of 1987, and he and his partner Mike had just attended the 1987 March on Washington.

MARRIED IN THE LAND OF ENCHANTMENT

Nov 19, 2013

MARRIED IN THE LAND OF ENCHANTMENT

It's been a busy few months for Sonia E. Rodriguez-Ortega and Dianna Kaye, who live in Albuqerque, New Mexico with their dogs. Just over two months ago, in September 2013, they applied for and received a marriage certificate, becoming one of the first couples in the state to marry.

OUR 10TH ANNIVERSARY DREAM IN ILLINOIS

Nov 14, 2013

OUR 10TH ANNIVERSARY DREAM IN ILLINOIS

For Chicago natives Celso Cardenas and Alejandro Lopez, their life together didn't begin with love at first sight.

My Renewed Faith in Santa Fe

Aug 21, 2012

My Renewed Faith in Santa Fe

When a Bishop named Jorge from Buenos Aires took the name Francis, he made an immediate connection with Santa Fe. But when Pope Francis visited Brazil recently, he spoke directly to me, when he said, “who am I to judge?”

Newly Wed and Quickly Unraveling

Jul 28, 2012

Newly Wed and Quickly Unraveling

I woke up with my head on an unfamiliar pillow in a bungalow in the high desert of California, 140 miles from my dilapidated apartment in the Koreatown section of Los Angeles. It was my wedding day.

The Heart and Soul of Our Family

Jul 28, 2012

The Heart and Soul of Our Family

In a family that now spans three generations in this country, my sister, Jennifer, has taught us more about acceptance, understanding, love, and compassion than anyone else in our family.

Our First Valentine's Day as Husband and Husband

Feb 14, 2012

Our First Valentine's Day as Husband and Husband

During dinner, Julia's mother took me by the hand and said, "I'm sorry. I can't be supportive. You and your partner are good people, but I am Hispanic and I just can't." I stopped her and gently said, "Señora, you may not be able to be supportive but, with all due respect, you cannot make being Hispanic your reason."

Get in Touch


Sergio Lopez
P: 202.304.1033
Sergio@FreedomtoMarry.org


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