The love between partners who love like this is not to be hidden or denied, as some who pray would claim. Rather, such love is the fulfillment of divine promise and thus is to be celebrated as a love through which all on Earth may bless themselves.
"Few of us marry as our hearts guide," spoke Queen Anne Boleyn in the 1969 film Anne of the Thousand Days. I don't know if the real 16th-century queen said those words, but the notion of marrying for love is fairly recent in historical terms, and even the notion of love itself has changed.
What started out as one short film about a 54-year love story between two men became a series of 10-minute documentary portraits telling six diverse stories of LGBTQ love -- love that's missing from the landscape of stereotypes, comic relief and victims.
Forty years ago I came out as lesbian and discovered Metropolitan Community Church (MCC). I met couples who had been together for 40 or 50 years who had lived through difficult times of government intrusion on personal privacy.