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Gay Wedding: Terry & Antoine's Instagram Fab Nuptial

Terry Thompson, Jr. & Antoine Thomas slayed my timeline all weekend with hashtag #TerryandAntoine. The Maryland-based pair tied the knot Friday evening (May 15th) at Moxley Gardens and hosted an amazing reception at Samuel Riggs IV Alumni Center on University of Maryland's campus. The duo explains how they met via their official website: "Terry and Antoine met in the fall of 2010 on the campus of University of Maryland, College Park. Commons 3 to be exact. Antoine would say that Terry was hooked by the first glance. Antoine would be right.

Michael Sam Just Got Engaged to Boyfriend Vito Cammisano

Out gay NFL player Michael Sam and his boyfriend Vito Cammisano have got engaged whilst on a romantic break in Europe. It remains unclear who asked who. The couple met at the University of Missouri and caused a stir when they kissed during the NFL draft. Sam has made history as the first openly gay NFL player, though he is yet to play an on-season game.

An Attack on Equality

In New York, widely regarded as a gay-friendly city, reports of attacks on same-sex couples are on the rise. Here, one young couple tells their story.

"We were walking on the street, enjoying, holding hands, and from behind us we heard someone calling us 'fa***ts'. All I can recall is having that guy punch me in the face."

Black Gay Couples Nearly Twice More Violent, Study Says

An annual "Intimate Partner Violence" report by The National Coalition of Anti-Violence Programs says that black gay couples are almost twice as likely to be stalked and/or abused by their partner. What's up with that? Here are come charts from their website with key findings.

62% of LGBTQ IPV survivors are people of colour

LGBTQ Black/African American people are more likely to experience physical violence from intimate partners

24 Gay Black Couples That Give You & Bae Relationship Goals

Now that same-sex marriage is available in 30 states, it’s time for you and man you love to get things going. Get comfortable expressing love in public, take a vacation together, get shirts made with catchy sayings, or even wake up and fix breakfast in the house you just bought together. Wouldn’t that be nice? Here’s 24 black gay couples that give you and bae relationship goals.

Black Gays Rock: Celebrating 14 Inspiring Black Gay Male Couples of 2014

As the progress for same-sex marriage rights spread throughout America and overseas in 2014, the celebration of same-sex relationships has gone viral seemingly every other week. Marriages, engagements and anniversaries announced via social media platforms caught the attention of the LGBTQ community and allies with widespread honour and support. Such joyous occasions became a big deal for Black gay men in America. These 14 inspiring Black gay male couples celebrated love in a major way this year.

Counselling

NAZ offers a short-term counselling service for Black and Minority Ethnic adults facing problems and questions about their relationships, sexuality, sexual health and/or HIV in London: www.naz.org.uk

Yorkshire MESMAC can offer gay affirmative counselling in Leeds, Bradford and Wakefield Yorkshire: mesmac.co.uk

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