Our lives are unusual. We are adventurers, we are gay, we are nomads, and we are different nationalities. Yes, our story is so queer that it has been made into a documentary. And now, our story even appears in the newly published book Torn Apart, which demonstrates that we are not that unique after all – by no means.
There are thousands of other same-sex binational couples out there where one partner is American and the other is not. All of their lives are unusual, all with stories to tell, all waiting for marriage equality to give them a place to build a life together.
Torn Apart: United by Love, Divided by Law tells the story of the author Judy Rickard and her British partner Karin as well as the stories of 17 other same-sex binational couples whom Judy interviewed. Each story is equally compelling, each story is a testament to why marriage and immigration equality are so essential.
By following the link, you can read an excerpt from the book and the foreword by Elizabeth Gilbert, author of Eat, Pray, Love. If you buy the book directly from Findhorn Press, they’ll donate $4 to one of the groups working to overcome immigration hurdles for same-sex binational couples. You can even choose where your donation goes: Immigration Equality, Love Exiles, or Out4Immigration.