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"Otters have a skin flap that forms a pocket so they can keep their favorite rock with them. They use this rock to break open mollusks when eating. Some otters go their entire lives carrying the same rock!” source

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Tampa bridal show focuses on same-sex weddings, LGBT-friendly vendors

gaywrites:

A wedding showcase put on in Tampa, Florida last week was created specifically with same-sex couples in mind. 

Diana Marie Martin, who runs Diana Marie Events, the group behind the bridal show, says she’s gotten a lot of questions about the future of same-sex weddings in Florida since judges in two different counties ruled the state’s marriage ban unconstitutional. She wants to help show same-sex couples how many wedding vendors support them.

"I had some of our couples calling me asking, ‘What does this mean for us?’ " Martin said. "It makes it even more exciting to plan their weddings knowing, when their wedding day comes around, it might be legal." [Added: This is such a bittersweet sentence.]

Though Diana Marie Events does all sorts of weddings, Martin said she is making a concerted effort to take the lead in the LGBT wedding market as things are changing across the state and country.

"There’s so much excitement for these couples, knowing that attitudes are changing and laws are changing," Martin said. "It makes them so much more fun to work with."

Okay, so. I grew up in Tampa, and I also watch a lot of wedding shows. Like, a lot. It’s one thing to see a pair of brides shopping for their gowns at Kleinfeld’s, but for this to happen in my hometown, in a pretty conservative state? Makes me smile to know that my potential future wife and I could one day go dress shopping down the street from my house and maybe, just maybe, people wouldn’t stare. 

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beatonna:

I’ve been taking some pictures as we are home here, Cape Breton is a nice place.

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bekabeebooks:

July Book Photo Challenge: Day 9

Nostalgia

These beautiful editions of some childhood classics are so lovely and definitely fit the nostalgia category! Hope you like :) xx

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