[image: a photo of two femme identifying people in wedding dresses with the pride flag draped around both their shoulders, a large city park as their background. They’re kissing sweetly.]
[Images: An image set that features two women getting married, one in a suit, the other in a gown. In the first picture, they are standing at the altar, holding each other’s hands and smiling while the priest looks at them with a large smile on his face. The second picture has one of the brides standing getting her dress laced up. The third picture has the other bride tying her tie with her an older gentleman, assumed to be her father. The final picture has the suit wearing bride and her assumed father walking arm in arm, going up a flight of stairs.]
Oh my god that picture of the girl and her dad tying their ties together is precious
Two devout Buddhist women are to hold the nation’s first gay Buddhist wedding next month as part of an effort to push for the legalization of same-sex marriages in Taiwan.
“We are not only doing it for ourselves, but also for other gays and lesbians,” Fish Huang said in a telephone interview.
The 30-year-old social worker at a non-governmental organization said that marriage never crossed her mind until she saw a movie last year.
The film portrayed two lesbians whose ill-fated relationship concluded after one died and the other was left heartbroken over the denial of spousal benefits.
“It’s so sad,” Huang said, who plans to wed her partner of seven years on Aug. 11 at a Buddhist altar in Taoyuan County.
Both brides are planning to wear white wedding gowns and listen to lectures given by Buddhist masters about marriage, accompanied by a series of chantings and blessings from monks and nuns.
Although homosexual marriages are not legally recognized in Taiwan, Huang insisted on tying the knot because she wants to make her relationship complete and raise awareness about the difficulties faced by sexual minorities.
Alternative sexual orientation and marriage have yet to be widely accepted by the general public, despite years of effort by activists to secure equality in Taiwan.
Priya and Rebecca’s wedding at Martha’s Vineyard in Massachusetts. The wedding was a blend of both cultures and religions. They served a fusion of Indian, Lebanese, and American food at the wedding reception. Rebecca’s uncle built the mandap from scratch. Priya wore her mom’s wedding sari to the wedding while Rebecca wore a white dress. For the reception, Rebecca wore a salwar kameez and Priya wore a custom suit. (via soyoureengayged)
oh my god this is warming my heart
[Image: Photo of a cake topper, both girls, one of them black and dressed as the groom while the other is white and dressed in a bridal gown.]
home made girl on girl cake topper (by joeyjazzgirl)
[Image: Photo of three women, two black, one white, the white woman in a wedding dress, one of the two black women in a brown dress, the other black woman in a suit. All are happy, close to one another, smiling.]
Our traditional non traditional lesbian wedding (by joeyjazzgirl)
EDIT: linked to artist elsewhere on the web.