Pride month is coming to an end, but celebrating love has no expiry date. Everyone has the right to love whomever they want and to do it with pride.
Here are some of our favourite couples who put love over all else.
- Jesse Tyler Ferguson and Justin Mikita
We all know and love Mitch and Cam from Modern Family. Our Mitch found his Cam in lawyer Justin Mikita. The two have been together for over a decade and have just welcomed their first child, a baby boy.
- Anjali Chakra and Sufi Malik
This couple defied all the norms and gave hope to so many. A Pakistani and an Indian lesbian couple who demonstrated to the world that love is not bound by gender or boundaries.
- Ellen DeGeneres and Portia De Ross
A power couple through and through. One rules the daily talk show world and the other the world of soap operas. They've been through thick and thin together and are a true symbol of love.
- Atulan and Divesh
Atulan and Divesh, Instagram influencers, dance instructors, and LGBTQ advocates, do it all. They run their own page @honey.imm.home on Instagram and use their platform to fight for everyone who is too scared to come out.
- Neil Patrick Harris and David Burtka
Neil Patrick, a ladies' man on TV, broke the hearts of many teenage girls. He's married to David Burtka, a fellow actor, and the two have a set of twins together.
June may be pride month, but pride is something we must have all year around. Posting rainbows for one month and discriminating for the rest of the year is not demonstrating pride.
These were just a few people who had the courage to come out and live as their truest selves in a world that tries to bring them down constantly. We should all try to learn from them and start to live aastey with pride.