This gay couple got married after meeting in a college fraternity
A gay couple who got married after meeting in a college fraternity has opened up about how they met and the 10-year journey together so far.
Adrian Homer and Harrison Guy met at the Prairie View A&M University in Texas after they both joined the Delta Phi Upsilon fraternity.
The fraternity doesn’t embody the typical bro-fraternity that many people associate with American colleges, but rather is a space for queer men of colour.
Guy explained that Delta Phi was the perfect place for himself and others to explore their sexuality and “create a platform for brotherhood for black gay men”, something which was “highly missing” when they were at the University.
He said: “Organisations like Delta Phi Upsilon allow black gay men a space where we can explore empowerment, which I think is really important.
“I think your self-confidence leads you to the trajectory of your life. The more organisations you can get in where they’re going to empower, I think it puts you on a trajectory that’s closest to your best self.”
Homer met Guy shortly after he joined the fraternity as Guy was assigned as his mentor, and they quickly hit it off.
Homer explained: “I wanted to join an organisation where I can be comfortable with my actual sexuality.
“When I started going to the organisation, and I started seeing the members of the organisation, I saw that these gay men are successful and they’re doing stuff in the community.”
While they never expected to find romance in the fraternity, and some of their brothers disagreed with their partnership, but Guy and Homer have proved 10 years down the line that it was meant to be as they tied the knot.
“I don’t share that idea,” Homer said. “I’m on the other end of the spectrum, where I believe if this is a cohort of the best men available, then why not(date them)?”
The two tied the knot earlier this year in what they described as a “coronation of love”.
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The mothers of the two men walked them down the aisle, and they had 19 groomsmen and groomsmaids.
As well as celebrating their love for each other, they used their wedding to celebrate the death of their friend Chyna Gibson.
Guy explained that Gibson had been incredibly excited about their wedding so they decided to do a tribute to her.
“She was so excited about being in the wedding, so we had to incorporate her into the ceremony,” Harrison says. “We opened it up with the officiant ?doing a tribute to her and laying a rose at the altar.