We were checking out what our friends over at The Advocate have cooking and came across this essay from a man named Ray Vahey. In it, he describes how he and his lover, Richard Taylor, were together for nearly 50 years, until Taylor died. In that last year together, however, the men made big moves by coming out as lovers and joining the fight for gay marriage. If you’re in the mood for a good love story and don’t mind tearing up in front of co-workers check it out. If you’re not into love stories, well, you’re a monster. Not into crying in front of co-workers…well, we’re not either, so you guys can save the story until you’re home and let it all out.