“Gay marriage is spreading around the country, first Massachusetts, then San Francisco and now the small town of New Paltz, New York. The mayor said, ‘If God didn’t want two homosexuals to marry, He never would have made old charming farmhouses upstate.” ~ Bill Maher
When I first joined SL, I was overjoyed to see a partner box that was non-gendered and non-prescriptive. I was thrilled that two people could decide to be “partners” under whatever connection they chose to make—friendship, business or romance. That partner box has always remained a source of wonder and thought for me. For example, I am partnered to Callie Cline, one of my besties, and non-romantic. This is probably why we are partnered three plus years later. It’s been one of the best partnerships I could have asked for—our friendship has developed to be one of mutual support and growth.
For many of us, SL is a place to live what they can’t have in RL, and this includes marriage to someone of the same sex. Right now only 9 states, the District of Columbia and three Native American tribes recognize marriage between people of the same sex. It’s a ridiculous prohibition. Marriage is a commitment that builds stability and creates life-long networks within a society. It’s stupid not to encourage it for everyone. And besides, I want gay people to have the same rights and the same taxes and hassles I have in being married.
That is also why I was thrilled to see that Froukje Hoorenbeek recently came out with a set of furniture specifically made for gay couples with Froukje’s special sensitivity and sensuality. With her new Gustavian set, Froukje makes love between a woman and another woman or a man and another man a beautiful thing in SL. Equipped with over 100 animations specifically geared towards gay lovers, the bed makes a romantic and ideal homelife for gay couples possible. Add to that her low-script color changing for the furniture in 6 versions (so you buy one piece and can “repaint” it as you move or change your mind), and you have a dream come true.
Add to that dream the possibility that you can have that new log cabin out in the countryside with Cain Maven’s newest, the Sierra. Fully made of mesh, this luxurious log cabin smells like fresh wood (and not the standard plywood) and fresh air. With a land impact of 332, this spectacular cabin would fit perfectly on a homestead sim, for example, surrounded by woods or prairies. I can’t say enough about the textures, the layout, all the tiny details that make a house a home including the beautiful staircase, the rock interiors, the kitchen and bath. Everything has been attended to with particular care and love. With two bedrooms, two baths, three fireplaces and a generous outdoor area, it’s really the home of your dreams.
One of my special dreams in SL is great weather. Yeah, it’s getting to that point where I am getting stir crazy and really not at all happy seeing snow on the ground any more. Usually after St. Pat’s, we see green but not this year. So a wander around outside in SL is welcome and a cute outfit even more welcome. This brilliant mesh piece from ValentineEvangelista is innovative and beautiful. I really like that she is doing her own mesh and doing it so well and then adding such brilliant color to it. She doesn’t do anything halfway, I know for a fact, and this is clear evidence.
My skin is Apple May’s entry for the Skin Fair. Apple May, as seen in the SL ads out in the wild on the internet, is a lovely lady herself and she brings a lot of gorgeousness to this new set of skins. An exclusive to the Skin Fair, she provides a clean natural palette on this skin for you to add makeups to make it your own.
“Conservatives believe in the ties that bind us. Society is stronger when we make vows to each other and we support each other. I don’t support gay marriage in spite of being a conservative. I support gay marriage because I am a conservative.” ~ David Cameron
Hair: /Wasabi Pills/ Ivette Mesh Hair – Rouge by MissAllSunday Lemon for Wasabi Pills *
Eyes: IKON Lucid Eyes – Field (ML) by Ikon Innovia for IKON *
Dress: :V.e. Barely Dress S Grass by ValentinaEvangelista for Valentina E. Couture*
Glasses: HOC Industries – Goto Glasses by Guu Nishi for HOC
Nails: [PM]Pixel Mode – Diamond Edt. Mesh Nails : Regular by Tya Fallingbridge for Pixel Mode *
Shoes: BM Carnie Wedge by Pixieplumb Flanagan for Baby Monkey *
Furniture by Froukje Hoorenbeek of Dutchie *
Dutchie gustavian lesbian bed (also available in PG and gay versions)
Dutchie colorchange gustavian dresser
Dutchie framed vintage poster 1
Dutchie travel clock
Dutchie colorchange bedside table
Building: The Sierra by Cain Maven of Maven Homes *
Model: Lauren Wyx
Poses by Rockstarroo Gossipgirl for Atooly
Thank you, Cain, for letting us rez stuff in your preview cabin and then make out like lesbians.