On 12-Jul-2017 In People & Politics
Besides the prying eyes and unsolicited remarks passed their way, LGBT couples have to face a plethora of other problems that we can’t even to begin to pen down here. People often fail to understand that other than their sexual preferences/orientation, there is nothing different about the LGBT couples.Sick things have been said about LGBT people and for various unreasonable and unjustified reasons, they have been ostracized and shoved with strong negative reactions. One of the most illogical things that have been said about them is “it’s just a phase”! Reeking of idiocy and insensitiveness, not to mention a lack of knowledge, this comment has not an iota of truth in it and a gay couple from Tampa, Florida, have proved it by celebrating their 25 years of togetherness through a picture they recreated and shared on social media recently.
Having first met in 1992 in an LGBT friendly church, Nicholas Cardello (Nick) and Kurt English have shown the world that being gay is not just a phase. They have been going strong for 25 years and are giving us major relationship goals with their romantic photographs without shying away from a little PDA.
Cardello, 54, recreated a picture from 1993 in the same pose and exact same spot and shared on the social media to celebrate their love and togetherness. The original picture was taken in an Equality March in 1993 in Washington, D.C., where Cardello can be seen kissing his husband English, who is now 52.
Cardello wasn’t expecting such an immensely positive flood of responses. “We were deeply touched by people's personal stories and comments from around the world about the challenges that they experience in their personal lives and in their particular cultures,” he told the ABC.
The kissing photo of the couple captioned, “It’s just a phase” - racked up 800 thousand likes and shares, besides brimming with positive comments, in a matter of just three days!
Before the couple reached their 25th Anniversary, they made sure to get themselves legally registered.
The picture didn’t take much time to amass thousands of likes and shares following which the couple became an overnight sensation and an obsession with the netizens.
“What’s interesting to see from the photos that have gone viral is the comments from the youth,” explained Cardello.
The Twitteratis just didn't stop and there was a major reason behind it.
...the recreated image was shot at the same place at the Equality March for Unity & Pride in the same place on June 11 this year.
All the fame received can be credited to the long term relationship the couple has led, despite the prevalent LGBT taboo.
Not only that, the loyalty these two have shown to each other proved to become relationship goals for others.
The couple not only celebrated but gave people the courage to come out and speak about their philosophies and show support for the same.