Alina Davis, a 23-year-old trans woman, and Allison Brooks, her 19-year-old partner, donned matching white floor-length bridal gowns and married at a civil registry office earlier this month.
As Davis is still legally regarded as male, the office had no choice but to hand them a marriage certificate.
The couple said officials chided them, and appeared to be violent.
‘She called us the shame of the family and said we need medical treatment … I was afraid my pussycat [an affectionate pet name in Russian] would beat the fuck out of her,’ Davis said on her VK page.
But the couple were allowed to sign the papers, meaning a gay couple in Russia are legally recognized as married – even if it’s through a loophole.
‘This is an important precedent for Russia,’ Davis said.
Russia banned same-sex marriage and outlawed ‘gay propaganda’ in 2013.
holy jesus look at these two warrior princesses
they are my heroes
YOU GO GIRLS
"Oh, you don’t wanna recognize my gender? Okay then lol guess you have to recognize my marriage"
that is amazing
it’s 2014 can we stop calling man tanks wife beaters does nobody even realize how weird that is to just throw words around like that casually because it’s so ingrained into our vocabulary what the hell
In Australia these are usually called a Bonds Chesty which is much less controversial, still prefer McClanes though.
last night a guy said to me “you are very, very pretty” and i said “i know” and he said like patronisingly “you KNOW?” and i said “you think you’re the first person to ever compliment me?” and he didn’t know where to go from there
just died laughing
Not exactly a photo, but here’s an animated Wee Rex!
This is THE GREATEST EVER.
(Context: here is the OFFICIAL MERCHANDISE of this short film)
New version of Toyota FT-1 sports car concept unveiled, featuring new graphite paintwork
in case anyone was considering buying a shirt with that image, the man in the photo is requesting that people dont buy it
there’s no part of this i don’t love
There is only 1 year difference between these two actors. 24 and 25.
sometimes I’m weirded out that chihuahuas and great danes are the same species, but then look at humans
This gives me so much hope for my 35th birthday.
In 1944 a children’s book club sent a volume about penguins to a 10-year-old girl, enclosing a card seeking her opinion.
She wrote, “This book gives me more information about penguins than I care to have.”
American diplomat Hugh Gibson called it the finest piece of literary criticism he had ever read.
DSC_0403 copy on Flickr.