Black Gay and Married: Kirven and Antonio's Story

On the same day that marriage equality was passed in the United States making it legal for same-sex marriages to occur in all 50 states Proud Vision sat down with Kirven and Antonio Douthit-Boyd to discuss what it means to be gay and married in America.  

The couple also share their story of how they met at the famed Alvin Ailey Dance Theatre In New York City.  Check out the video below.

Watch: Wedding Spotlight: Dustin and Nathaniel

Dustin and Nathaniel who were married in September of last year share their wedding video. "We were married September 20, 2015 in Pasadena, Maryland. Please visit our website for more photos and information at www.nathanielanddustin.com."

Check out the video below.

Half of Gay Men Say They've Been In An Open Relationship

Nearly half of gay men have had an open or non-monogamous relationship, a survey has found.
The claim comes from a survey carried out by gay men’s health charity GMFA.

The magazine surveyed 1,006 gay men – and unsurprisingly found that a lot of them have liberal views about sex.

According to the survey, 41% of men have previously experienced, or are currently in, an open relationship.

Signs You're Moving To Fast In Your New Relationship

To say that sometimes same sex couples rush into relationships is an understatement. We can meet, be dating, moved in broken up and sleeping with other people over the course of a 24 period. But who or what determines if you are going too fast?

How A Sex Party Tore My Best Friend And I Apart

Found this in an email from and old messenging group.  Sadly the story is true.  Stupid.  But true.

So You're in Love With An Alcoholic: 6 Things To Remember

Everyone has their vice for some people it's sex, for others it's drugs, for some it's porn. And for a lot of people it's alcohol. While theres nothing wrong with a drink or two here and there and we all know how much gay men love brunch, there is a point where it's too much drinking.

Science Says: If You're Happy In Your Relationship You'll Gain Weight

They say the quickest way to someone's heart is through their stomach and what better way to show you're happily in love than a little gain. We all have that one friend whose gained weight since they met “the one.” Maybe you are that friend. Happy couples no longer focus on their weight, but on their significant other. Here’s why:

Put You To Bed: Why He Falls Asleep After You Put It Down

There’s a common nighttime occurrence happening in bedrooms around the world: After sex, men fall into a deep sleep, while their partner may be wide awake. You can thank the hormone prolactin for your male post-coital sleepiness, says sleep advisor Darius Waller, M.D.

Prolactin suppresses dopamine—a stimulating neurotransmitter that makes you feel awake, he explains.

And your body releases it in spades when you come.

But prolactin isn’t the only reason you can’t keep your eyes open.

This Couple's Harlem Renaissance Wedding Shoot at the Ritz-Carlton Is What Dreams Are Made Of

Now this is a wedding theme we can get behind.  Shot at the Ritz Carlton Pentagon City, planned by Andrew Roby and shot by Jerry Madison, this Harlem Renaissance themed wedding is one of the most beautiful we have ever seen.  From the Washingtonian:

The shoot features a pair of grooms getting ready for their wedding with their groomsmen, followed by a reception and toast. “Once I decided on actually putting the shoot into motion, I wanted to focus on men to give their wedding experience more visibility,” says Roby.

15 ways To Get Your Quiet Partner To Open Up

You would think a blogger wouldn't have trouble opening up, but to most I'm usually a closed book. Few people would disagree that open, honest communication is important—but that doesn’t mean everyone is willing or able to talk effectively. Ask me about world history or current events and I can talk all day, ask me about my feelings and I'm like..."I don't know how to feel!"

So what happens when your friend or love isn’t open and you’re having trouble coaxing the words out? Try these strategies: