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Stories of Love: Darin & Eric; Racheldawn & Jenica

Have you checked out Share Your Love yet? Our interactive Valentine's Day project highlights some of the many stories that fuel our work here at HRC -- stories of unlikely beginnings, powerful connections and love overcoming the odds.

Celebrate the love in your life by submitting your story today. We'll continue updating the page daily through Valentine's Day, so keep clicking around hrc.org/shareyourlove to find more inspiring stories like the ones featured below.

Darin & Eric

We met online. I was nervous about the whole online dating thing. Eric asked me out several times and I said no. We continued to talk for a few months before I finally decided to ask him to go bowling. I knew Eric was special when he texted me after our date and told me he really wished he had tried to kiss me, but he wanted to be a gentleman. Now after 1.5 years of dating, we are engaged thanks to the voters of Washington State who voted to approve Referendum 74 and legalize same sex marriage!

Racheldawn & Jenica

Jenica and I were best friends from middle school and high school in a very small Kansas country town. She and I were inseparable. We lost touch over the years but one day I found her on Facebook and sent her a message not knowing she had come out in college like myself. We now live together in Pennsylvania. We are proof that you can fall in love with your best friend!

 

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