If you surround yourself with positive people who build you up, the sky is the limit!  (at Chichen Itza - Ruinas Mayas - Mexico)

If you surround yourself with positive people who build you up, the sky is the limit! (at Chichen Itza - Ruinas Mayas - Mexico)

Early in our relationship, Tom and I made a list of the various World Wonders that we wanted to visit.

After Tom passed away, I wondered if I would have the courage to travel without him, creating memories and seeing sites that should have included him. In December of 2011, I took a chance and visited the Taj Mahal and the Colosseum. It was a bittersweet trip but I knew Tom would want me to continue living my life and finish the list.

Today I checked off one more item: Chichen Itza, the spectacular ruins of the ancient Mayan city in Mexico. It was an incredible day that I spent soaking up the history and remembering Tom.

The only place remaining on our list is the Great Wall of China, which I absolutely plan on seeing in the not so distant future. #TapTapTap 

If you’re curious, here is the full list Tom and I made. :)

1. Great Pyramids of Giza (2010)
2. The Eiffel Tower (2010)
3. Christ the Redeemer (2011)
4. Machu Picchu (2011)
5. The Taj Mahal (2011)
6. The Colosseum (2012)
7. Chichen Itza (2014)
8. The Great Wall of China (?) (at Chichen Itza - Ruinas Mayas - Mexico)

Early in our relationship, Tom and I made a list of the various World Wonders that we wanted to visit.

After Tom passed away, I wondered if I would have the courage to travel without him, creating memories and seeing sites that should have included him. In December of 2011, I took a chance and visited the Taj Mahal and the Colosseum. It was a bittersweet trip but I knew Tom would want me to continue living my life and finish the list.

Today I checked off one more item: Chichen Itza, the spectacular ruins of the ancient Mayan city in Mexico. It was an incredible day that I spent soaking up the history and remembering Tom.

The only place remaining on our list is the Great Wall of China, which I absolutely plan on seeing in the not so distant future. #TapTapTap

If you’re curious, here is the full list Tom and I made. :)

1. Great Pyramids of Giza (2010)
2. The Eiffel Tower (2010)
3. Christ the Redeemer (2011)
4. Machu Picchu (2011)
5. The Taj Mahal (2011)
6. The Colosseum (2012)
7. Chichen Itza (2014)
8. The Great Wall of China (?) (at Chichen Itza - Ruinas Mayas - Mexico)

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BREAKING: Fourth Circuit strikes down same-sex marriage ban!

#EqualLoveEqualRights #TapTapTap (at Piste, Tinum, Yucatan)

BREAKING: Fourth Circuit strikes down same-sex marriage ban!

#EqualLoveEqualRights #TapTapTap (at Piste, Tinum, Yucatan)

#PisteMexico #NoFilter #SeriouslyNoFilter 😜 (at Pisté, Yucatan, Mexico)

#PisteMexico #NoFilter #SeriouslyNoFilter 😜 (at Pisté, Yucatan, Mexico)

I’ve had the most incredible time in Monterrey, Mexico! It was wonderful learning more about the country’s LGBT movement, particularly regarding LGBT youth.

Thank you to Consul General Joseph Pomper, Chad, David, QMTY, and the United States Consulate in Monterrey for inviting me to come speak and screen Bridegroom. I can’t thank everyone involved enough for making this such a special visit, especially David De La Garza who went above and beyond to make this an unforgettable experience.

También quisiera agradecer a todos los que asistieron a la presentación de la película! Fue un verdadero placer conocerlos! (at USA Consulate General Monterrey)

I’ve had the most incredible time in Monterrey, Mexico! It was wonderful learning more about the country’s LGBT movement, particularly regarding LGBT youth.

Thank you to Consul General Joseph Pomper, Chad, David, QMTY, and the United States Consulate in Monterrey for inviting me to come speak and screen Bridegroom. I can’t thank everyone involved enough for making this such a special visit, especially David De La Garza who went above and beyond to make this an unforgettable experience.

También quisiera agradecer a todos los que asistieron a la presentación de la película! Fue un verdadero placer conocerlos! (at USA Consulate General Monterrey)

#UpInTheAir #Mexico ✈️🌅❤️ (at Monterrey, Nuevo Leon, Mexico)

#UpInTheAir #Mexico ✈️🌅❤️ (at Monterrey, Nuevo Leon, Mexico)

I’m constantly overwhelmed by the ways people show their love and support for me, Tom, and #Bridegroom. You all amaze me. ❤️

I’m constantly overwhelmed by the ways people show their love and support for me, Tom, and #Bridegroom. You all amaze me. ❤️

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I had to say a very bittersweet goodbye today to my beautiful and brave friend, Alexandra, who is moving to the east coast. Over the course of almost 10 years we have experienced some of our highest highs and lowest lows together, but ultimately each experience has led to our special friendship that will last for the rest of our lives, even if we are thousands of miles apart.

When I met Tom my life was instantly enriched in countless ways but one of the greatest things he brought into my life was you, @agentcoco. You have faced tremendous obstacles in your life and yet you have managed to thrive and inspire those around you. Your grace and poise is commendable. 

Thank you for your irreplaceable love and friendship. Though I will miss you terribly, I am so proud of and excited for you as you endeavor into this new chapter of your life. And as always, I’m just a FaceTime date away. :)

Tap tap tap,
Shane

I had to say a very bittersweet goodbye today to my beautiful and brave friend, Alexandra, who is moving to the east coast. Over the course of almost 10 years we have experienced some of our highest highs and lowest lows together, but ultimately each experience has led to our special friendship that will last for the rest of our lives, even if we are thousands of miles apart.

When I met Tom my life was instantly enriched in countless ways but one of the greatest things he brought into my life was you, @agentcoco. You have faced tremendous obstacles in your life and yet you have managed to thrive and inspire those around you. Your grace and poise is commendable.

Thank you for your irreplaceable love and friendship. Though I will miss you terribly, I am so proud of and excited for you as you endeavor into this new chapter of your life. And as always, I’m just a FaceTime date away. :)

Tap tap tap,
Shane

Yesterday was one of the best days of my life. Since #PROP8 was struck down, I have seen many beautiful couples tie the knot, but yesterday one of Tom’s and my best friends, Scott Davis, married the love of his life, Ryan. You can tell from the photos that we all had so much fun and couldn’t stop smiling. Thank you Scott and Ryan for allowing us to celebrate your love and this new chapter of your lives together.

❤️👬❤️

I had the honor of doing a reading at the ceremony and I thought I would share it all with you.

My marriage prayer for you is this: That you will always remember the qualities that attracted you to each other when you first met and how you felt as your feelings of attraction turned into respect, admiration, and finally love. That you will continue to work hard to turn your feelings of love into acts of love so that nothing and no one can divide you. That you will always have kind and loving hearts that are quick to ask forgiveness when you are wrong and to forgive when your partner is wrong. That your love might grow to bear all things, believe all things, hope for all things, and endure all things. I pray you place your marriage in God’s hands, and that your love increases and overflows, beyond anything you can yet imagine.  

#SameLove #TapTapTap  #EqualLoveEqualRights #ScottAndRyan2014 #PutARingOnIt
 (at Adamson House)

Yesterday was one of the best days of my life. Since #PROP8 was struck down, I have seen many beautiful couples tie the knot, but yesterday one of Tom’s and my best friends, Scott Davis, married the love of his life, Ryan. You can tell from the photos that we all had so much fun and couldn’t stop smiling. Thank you Scott and Ryan for allowing us to celebrate your love and this new chapter of your lives together.

❤️👬❤️

I had the honor of doing a reading at the ceremony and I thought I would share it all with you.

My marriage prayer for you is this: That you will always remember the qualities that attracted you to each other when you first met and how you felt as your feelings of attraction turned into respect, admiration, and finally love. That you will continue to work hard to turn your feelings of love into acts of love so that nothing and no one can divide you. That you will always have kind and loving hearts that are quick to ask forgiveness when you are wrong and to forgive when your partner is wrong. That your love might grow to bear all things, believe all things, hope for all things, and endure all things. I pray you place your marriage in God’s hands, and that your love increases and overflows, beyond anything you can yet imagine.

#SameLove #TapTapTap #EqualLoveEqualRights #ScottAndRyan2014 #PutARingOnIt
(at Adamson House)

BREAKING President Barack Obama signs executive order protecting LGBT workers!

Say thanks with the Human Rights Campaign by visiting: www.hrc.org/ThankObama

#HRC #WorkplaceEquality

BREAKING President Barack Obama signs executive order protecting LGBT workers!

Say thanks with the Human Rights Campaign by visiting: www.hrc.org/ThankObama

#HRC #WorkplaceEquality