50 Moments of Pure Queer Joy

50 Moments of Pure Queer Joy

This pride month is especially meaningful, as we mark the 50th anniversary of the Stonewall uprising which brought visibility to LGBTQ+ issues and the community’s struggle for equal rights. We still face a great deal of discrimination in this world, but no one can dampen the light of love shone from these couples. To honor the sacrifice of every one who has helped the community reach this point, we are highlighting 50 moments of pure queer love and joy from past Catalyst couples. Thank you for sharing your love and light with us and the world!

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Handfasting at Weddings: Why It’s Not Just For Pagans and Witches

Handfasting at Weddings: Why It’s Not Just For Pagans and Witches

Handfasting is a marriage unity ritual that has been used during weddings for centuries. Like many other unity rituals, such as unity candles or sand rituals, it represents the combination of two people coming together to create a new singular entity.

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Real Couples // A Lake Michigan Beach Engagement: Emily + Ang

Real Couples // A Lake Michigan Beach Engagement: Emily + Ang

Emily's engagement ring is gold with a small diamond and was made for my great-grandmother in the 1940s by my great-uncle in Melbourne. My great-grandmother was a rabble-rousing Anglican woman who loved me dearly and was always kind. It seemed appropriate to give it to a rabble-rousing Episcopalian woman who loves me dearly and is always kind.

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The Catalyst Wedding Review Podcast // Episode 2: When In Rome with Liv Lyszyk

The Catalyst Wedding Review Podcast // Episode 2: When In Rome with Liv Lyszyk

WARNING: This episode discusses stalking and sexual harassment

In this second episode of The Catalyst Wedding Review Podcast, Jen and photographer Liv Lyszyk review the 2010 Kristen Bell rom com, When In Rome, where Kristen Bell accidentally finds herself at the middle of a love spell where Dax Sheppard, Will Arnett, Danny DeVito, and Jon Heder become obsessed with her, and frankly, it's gross. A love story gets squeezed in there somewhere, and we try to remember we LOVE Kristen Bell all the way through.

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