Goodness, it's been far too long since I've done one of these portraits. For those of you who are new to my site, I began this series after Prop 8 was passed here in California. I've asked gay people in my life: partner, friends, my blog readers and blog buddies to share their thoughts on gay marriage and Prop 8. It was and is still such a touchy subject that a good number of my friends have been too frustrated to contribute in this ongoing project. I understand, and when you're ready--- I'll be ready too. I'm especially talking to you Billy. For those of you keeping count, these would be the ninth and tenth participants. Steph and Alek are a couple who run the extremely popular site Oh La La Mag which is one of my daily reads. It's a place for eye candy, fashion, pop culture, and plenty of David Beckham and Hugh Jackman coverage. Those two obviously go under the eye candy category, but I just wanted to type their names. I especially like that there's no Miley Cyrus coverage unless her off- the- hotness- chart- boyfriend is present. And, there's no Jonas Brothers nonsense as far as I've observed. They also run the online fashion magazine Bello Mag. And the male fashion guide Man Chic. And Adonis Mag. And their photography site Alek and Steph. Busy guys. They were kind enough to join in.
In their words:
"Equality is an essential human right, and everybody should be treated the same way. We have been together for 10 years and have lived through horrible situations when we were treated as criminals only because we are gay, but at the same time we have seen the winds of change and we believe that Marriage Equality will be here and for everyone soon."
Thanks Alek and Steph for participating and for all the support you've shown my blog. I certainly appreciate it. Please make sure you check out Oh La La Mag.
Here's how the series is coming along so far. Please click on it to enlarge.