22 November 2006


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!


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.