TIME magazine released the April 8, 2013 issue today in two editions. One cover featuring a gay couple, and the other a lesbian couple, locking lips. The portraits are by photographer Peter Hapak, and outtakes of the couples, including additional duos that didn’t make the cover, can be seen here. The kissing men are real-life couple, film and television set designer Eric LaBonté & his domestic partner Russell Hart, a hair salon owner. Living in Los Angeles, the two have been together for 7 years and engaged since 2010. Says LaBonté (right):
“My parents have been married for 45 years and I always knew that was something that I wanted. I want our children to say, ‘My daddies are married.’ We wanted to feel like a complete package.”
See the second cover, which features Sarah and Kristen Ellis-Henderson of Sea Cliff, N.Y., after the jump.
Modern Family’s Jesse Tyler Ferguson, fiance Justin Mikita, and their newly-launched foundation Tie The Knot, have unveiled their first formal bow tie on Wednesday. The tie, named “The Signature Wedding Bow Tie,” was personally designed by Ferguson and Mikita and is now available online at The Tie Bar. Each signature tie is handmade, retails at an affordable $25, and features a print of the foundation’s symbol, the owl. According to their website, the owl stands as a universal symbol of wisdom, representing foresight, perspective and patience. All proceeds from the sale of the bow ties will go directly to various organizations fighting for civil rights and equality on behalf of the LGBT community.
Click here to support this cause and purchase a bow tie for equality!
In honor of tonight’s series premiere of The New Normal, GLAAD released this timeline infographic which colorfully displays the long history of LGBT families on American television. See the full graphic after the jump!
The New Yorker released next week’s cover, titled “Spectrum of Light” on Friday, which depicts the White House with a new rainbow paint job. This comes days after President Obama announced his support for marriage equality in the U.S. The long-time New Yorker Illustrator, Bob Staake, says:
“I am honored to be doing this cover. It’s a celebratory moment for our country, and that’s what I tried to capture. (I don’t especially like those rainbow colors, but they are what they are—I had to use them.) I wanted to celebrate the bravery of the President’s statement—a statement long overdue—but all the more appreciated in this political year. We are on the right side of history.”