A Love Story
Too often, homosexuality is viewed in a restrictive way in which sexual orientation is reduced to the mere expression of sexuality.
As with heterosexual couples, same sex couples are most often formed around amorous and emotional feelings. Sexuality is certainly part of a lot of relationships, but it's important not to reduce a couple to sexual acts. Relationships are based on so much more!
Engagement, support, mutual assistance, equality, complementarity and sharing of duties are just as important for same-sex couples as they are to heterosexual couples. Couples made up of two women or two men, often experience the same happiness and hardship as couples made up of a man and a woman
Did you know ?
In a study conducted in 2018 in the United Kingdom, more than 2/3 of respondents said they did not hold their same-sex partner's hand in public to avoid a negative reaction from others.
Same-sex celebrity couples
Many same-sex couples among celebrities have marked history, literature, arts, politics and science in many part of the world and in all period of time. Of these couples, some have remained discreet about their relationship. Others, have claimed their difference and their right to equality.
Amongst those who became models for generations of gays, lesbians and bisexuals, there are: Leonardo da Vinci and Salai, Paul Verlaine and Arthur Rimbaud, Marguerite Yourcenar and Grace Frick, Frida Kahlo and Chavela Vargas, Rock Hudson and Marc Christian MacGinnis, Martina Navratilova and Julia Lemigova, Matthew Mitcham and Lachlan Fletcher, Ellen DeGeneres and Portia De Rossi, George Smitherman and Christopher Peloso, Jodie Foster and Cydney Bernard, Adam Lambert and Drake LaBry.
According to our survey, conducted in 2011:
• 2/3 of Canadians (66%) say they have a gay friend
• 21% of Canadians think that a couple made up of two men are not as likely as a heterosexual couple to have a long-term love relationship.
• Overall, almost two-thirds (65%) of Canadians think that the Canadian Parliament's 2005 law authorizing same-sex civil marriage is a good decision, while 23% think it is a bad decision.
• Nearly two-thirds (67%) of respondents would agree to be the godfather or godmother of a child with same-sex parents.