22 November 2006

12

When I lived in San Francisco in the 1980s, I knew several gay couples that had been together for what-seemed-to-me-then like forever: three years, eight years, and -- gasp!-- ten years. These were the exceptions, of course, because I also knew gay couples that had been together about ten minutes and were celebrating their longevity.

In the years since, I marvelled at the really long term gay relationships: Raymond Burr and Robert Benevides were together 35 years, Gertrude Stein and Alice Toklas were together nearly 40 years, William Haines and Jimmy Shields were together nearly 47 years. And I know a lot of non-famous people who lived quiet lives of love and devotion even longer.

Today marks 12 years for Matt and I -- and it truly does seem like only last week that we met.

Here's to another 50, HBSP!

3 comments:

mass bradley said...

happy anniversary you lovely lovers!
i'll ask you the same question i asked matt---
give up all salient details regarding your first encounter!
did it take time or was it a bolt from the blue?
i want details, mr.c-- be specific!
here's to 50 more years of wonderful love!
i'm so happy for both of you!!!!

mass bradley said...

oh-- by the way---
i never knew ol' raymond burr was gay.
i met him once at Universal Studios when i was 12.
always dug his work big time...

Kristine said...

Awww, congratulations! You guys are inspiration for all the rest of us.