The Instagram account ‘Stories Of Our Own’ has collated stories of love between gay men around the world and asked them to talk about their time together in small snippets.
Here we have chosen some of our favorites that prove love is individual, can be found anywhere and is yours if you believe in it.
“You’re always lifting me up and never bringing me down. Just another reason why I know you’re the one.”
“The most perfect thing happened when I married you and the deepest love I’ve ever known. 3 years later we truly have the family I have always dreamed of and being a father with you is beyond anything I could have imagined. Happy anniversary!! I love you I love you I love you!!”
“I’ve fallen in love many times always with you.”
“87 days before the wedding! You are my world. Thank you from the bottom of my heart. I love you! Looking forward to calling you my husband soon.”
“Best decision I’ve made was marrying Michael.”
“When I was young, I went through 2 years of “dehomosexualizing” or commonly known, “pray the gay away” therapy. I had a hard time accepting myself for who I was and I had to stop dreaming about what I wanted to become and what society was telling me to become. Now, I am free and am able to love him freely. It seems much longer than a year but I want nothing more than to see that smile on his face. Here is to many more memories, many more haircuts that look identical, many more times buying almost the same pair of shoes, and many more times of me annoying you.”
“Actually, I’d been on an abusive relationship with a guy… Later, after I broke up with him, Matheus and I met each other and then realized that my former boyfriend cheated on me with him, but Matheus didn’t know he had a boyfriend!!
Matheus and I are now heading to our three-year anniversary and as happy as we could ever be!”
“If you and me are meant to be, then I won’t let you leave my sight.”
“You are my paradise and I would happily get stranded on you for a lifetime.”
“My life means everything while I’m holding to you.”
“It doesn’t matter what happens in this life, as long as you are with me.”
“Darkness cannot drive out darkness; only light can do that. Hate cannot drive out hate; only love can do that.”
“When it comes to you I just can’t get enough.”
“Your kiss is just a taste of everything I need.”
“It might be cold outside, but I got this handsome guy to keep me warm.”
“I was thinking of you, and I began to wonder how long you’d been on my mind. Then it occurred to me: Since I met you, you’ve never left.”
“The best and most beautiful things in this world cannot be seen or even heard, but must be felt with the heart.”