Written by Zamara Perri Like many black lesbians, Erica J., had deep roots in the church. “My father, now deceased, was the assistant pastor of a Baptist church. My godfather…
After seven years of love, laughter and friendship, Tracy and Tiffany married in September of 2015. Tiffany says about her wedding day, "I thought I would be nervous on the day of the wedding, but I guess since I was so nervous the weeks leading to it, I didn't have any nervousness left. This day was special to me because everyone there was in support and not judgment. This not only made me happy but Tracy also. If she is happy, I'm happy!" Click to read more of their story.
Kerri and Neicha remember December 31, 2013 as one of the best days of their lives. It was not just the beginning of a New Year, it was also the beginning of their married lives. Three months after they realized they had fallen in love with each other, Kerri and Neicha became lawfully wedded wives. It may seem like they were moving way too quickly, but for these two life coaches, their wedding was right on time. In this interview, Kerri shares how she met and fell in love with her wife, Neicha.
What happens when a black, deaf, lesbian talks candidly with her wife, a white, hearing lesbian about some of the great, bad and uncomfortable moments of their marriage? In this absorbing seven-minute The Skin Deep video, Kat and Christina's story sounds like every other couple's. They talk about their happy moments, their son, family misunderstandings and common communication challenges that all couples can relate to.
Nikki and Dee Brooks have been together for six years, married for three. About two and a half years ago, they opened their marriage up to other sexual partners. Nikki explains that the rules are simple: “All parties involved must get regular check ups and prove our results in written doctors reports. We never do anything at our home. We take turns paying for hotels. We must discuss everything with each other before making outside plans. In other words, get approval. No spending the night out.” And of course there is more.
A spiritually conscious artist who is not afraid to be herself in a world that wants to define her, Monifah is defying stereotypes about same-gender-loving people, and is teaching the world that love is love. She is redefining what a real black woman is, and is a true example of how we can own our power, transform our lives, and live fearlessly.
Karen (52) and Michelle (64), who live in Northern California, have the kind of love story that steamy romance novels are made of. Their connection was immediate, and although their…