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LOVE IS STRANGE

Three More Adorable Same-Sex Couples Give Love A Good Name

tumblr_m5zf1nEQAI1r887g6o1_500Love Is Strange is a film about a same-sex couple whose resilience pulls them through the toughest life situations, this we know.

But it’s also a film about a couple that survives the test of time — 39 years, to be exact — by learning to adapt to life’s uncertainty and accepting its hurdles as opportunities to grow.

John Lithgow and Alfred Molina play a gay couple with a love that endures all, including the pain of being forced to live apart and maintaining strong love despite it.

Check out the trailer here:

In light of the film’s release tomorrow, let’s take a look at three more same-sex couples who give love a good name:

Elton John, David Furnish

Elton John and David Furnish

Sir Elton John and his husband David Furnish are a shining example of how same-sex love can last a lifetime, contrary to what some bitter critics may think. The two have been together for 21 years and were among the first to be granted a civil partnership when UK law finally allowed it in 2005. They were married this March as their two young children looked on.

In 2002, Furnish told The Mirror: “I do feel very lucky, but it never occurred to me that we wouldn’t last. I never once thought, when we met, ‘I’ll give this a try’. It always felt like a commitment. I felt strongly that I’d spend the rest of my life with Elton. It was a case of, ‘Let’s make this work.'”

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Ellen Degeneres and Portia de Rossi

Despite recent reports to the contrary, Ellen Degeneres and wife Portia de Rossi are still going strong after six years of marriage together — they celebrated their anniversary with some skywriting ellen.

Their August 2008 wedding in California was filmed for an Oprah special. Speaking with the Telegraph, a guest of the wedding expressed the “great outpouring of love and respect between Ellen and Portia.” “[They are] two people who are totally dedicated to each other and their relationship,” she said.

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Jesse Tyler Ferguson and Justin Mikita

Ferguson and Mikita have been in the public eye since their relationship initially blossomed in 2011. The pair have since revealed their meeting was completely serendipitous: “I met my husband at the gym, but we always tell people it was through some mutual friends,” Ferguson told Us.

The couple told People last year that they were “baby crazy,” and that two kids were likely in their near future. In that same interview, Ferguson revealed that he never goes to bed mad at his husband: “I don’t think we’ve had an argument where we thought it was something bigger that was going to last more than five minutes,” he said. “That’s a nice feeling.”

By:           EDITORS
On:           Aug 22, 2014
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  • 6 Comments
    • zeddy303
      zeddy303

      It’s kinda amazing how couples tend to look alike!

      Aug 22, 2014 at 12:21 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • unclemike
      unclemike

      @zeddy303: LOL you haven’t seen my husband and I…

      Aug 22, 2014 at 1:23 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • ronwol
      ronwol

      @unclemike: I agree, after 40 years together, my partner and I look nothing alike, I’m 72, he will be 69 (the magic number) in Oct) I’m 6’2″ (lost an inch over time) he is 5’10”, both of us are a little over weight, I have a full head of silver white hair, he has 98% full head of brown hair with a lot of white hairs mixed in. And so far it has be a great time together!!!

      Aug 22, 2014 at 3:55 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • bluewater
      bluewater

      just got to love them

      Aug 22, 2014 at 8:18 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • jd2222248
      jd2222248

      I would also like to add to the list:

      Deondray Gossett and Quincy LeNear
      both who are writers, directors, and producers have been together for 17 years.

      Aug 23, 2014 at 12:14 am · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • jasentylar
      jasentylar

      @ronwol: 40 years! Congratulations! You and your partner should be up there as a couple to be celebrated. In an age where divorce and separation is so rampant, longevity and commitment needs to be recognized.

      Aug 24, 2014 at 5:19 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·

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