Ófe is someone I recently met in August. From our first encounter, I've been intrigued by him. He is one of those well-dressed people who carries the air of someone who has traveled and experienced a great deal more than the average individual. He is also one of the absolute nicest humans and has a quick and easy smile. Naturally, our interview did not disappoint. As always, happy reading!
Allison Connelly (the cutie with the bob) is a close friend and sorority sister of Loveles' editor, Jocelyn. She and her girlfriend, Brooklyn (rocking the yellow plaid), have a beautiful and romantic story of coming out and coming together while working each day to make this world a better place. It was great to learn another story of love, hope, and joy.
I came out publicly on January 1st, 2017. Love Les was launched a month later. On the one-year anniversary of my coming out, I sat down with Love Les’ editor Jocelyn for my very own interview. This post is a year reflection on my coming out journey, my own dating adventures, and what Love Les has meant to me.
Courtney just happens to be one of my favorite human beings! She reached out to me this fall when she discovered Love Les. Since then, we've been celebrating each other's journeys. Courtney is one of the most affirming, joyful, and bold women I have ever had the pleasure of meeting. Even more exciting, this week's blog post is her coming out story!
This week marks the beginning of Love Les Anonymous Interviews. For anonymous interviews, we'll now also be able to host interviews over email (though we'll still continue to meet up and interview folks in person too). This week, we'll be featuring an interview with a woman who asked to be called "Chloe Silverado"
Love Les is really excited to announce the start of Love Les Group Interviews. For group interviews, we’ll be hosting in-person interviews with groups of all kinds! This week, we’ll be featuring an interview with three besties reminiscing over their coming out journeys.
After our first anonymous interview, this lovely person reached out to me, let's call her Daryll Whitefeather (we're both fans of Crazy Ex-Girlfriend.) I’ve followed her on social media and have really admired her work. She has an incredible heart for both churches and nonprofits.
This week kicks off Love Les International Interviews. Last year, Love Les reached around 90 countries. A significant number of these countries are non-affirming toward LGBTQ+ folk and many criminalize homosexuality altogether. Recognizing this, our team is working on ways to include more voices from the global LBGTQ+ community. We're excited to celebrate love stories from across the globe. This week's interview features one half of a beautiful lesbian couple from Italy who live out their lov...
This week's interview is with a new and dear friend. Michael Morgan is one of the first people I met when I started school at Columbia. He is our extraordinarily talented organist. More than that he is beloved by students, faculty, and staff for his joyous personality and easy smile. He is arguably one of the staples of our school and I am honored to share some of his story.
Name: Michael Morgan
Hometown: Pine Mountain, GA
Work: Church organist (now free-lance) & a Semina...
In my time studying at Columbia Theological Seminary, I’ve become convinced of a singular notion: We were created to participate in communion with the whole of creation. Humans are crafted from the same building blocks — carbon, hydrogen, oxygen, and nitrogen — that give life to all creation in our world.
This truth rests, tucked away, in the text of Genesis chapter 2:
4 This is the account of the heavens and the Earth when they were created, when the Lord God made the Earth and the heavens. ...
Heather, the athletic cutie in the black tank top, and Kelsey, the equally athletic cutie in the red and white shirt, married each another June 11, 2016. Hands down, they are my couple goals! Our interview was filled with laughter, love, and beautiful vulnerability. Happy reading!
"Individual success is shared success. While it’s a simple concept in theory, it’s an absolute game-changer. When we start genuinely celebrating the women around us, we’re changing the unspoken rules within our culture. We’re fostering the spirit of collaboration over competition. When your co-worker gets a promotion, when your roommate launches a creative project, or when you finally get around to doing the laundry: celebrate."
Diana the short haired cutie, (she/her/hers) and Erin, the long-locked goddess, (she/her/hers) and I met and interviewed over the Summer in Washington D.C. Since then, exciting things have happened for this couple! Erin was working at Planned Parenthood, but she is now the National Organizing Director at NextGen America in San Francisco California! Cheers to your both in all of you new and exciting transitions!
How do you identify?
Diana - Gay or lesbian.
Erin - Lesbian or queer. Honestly, we...
Megan, the cutie rocking the hat, and Emily, looking bright and festive in yellow, were my amazing hosts/roommates this summer in D.C. So I can confidently say that they are bonified babes. They bike or walk almost everywhere, spend their free time in a community garden, frequent stand-up comedy, and make the most incredible vegetarian and curry dishes.
The relationship that develops between the king and Esther is one of sexual exploitation. It is a story of one man's power and a young girl's vulnerability.