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From Instagram DMs to engaged: A Miami proposal

From Instagram DMs to engaged: A Miami proposal

Dani and Shannen started dating on Jan. 24, 2020, after meeting on Instagram. One year later, on Jan. 22, 2021, they were engaged! We love how Dani got her friend, a photographer, in on the plan so the proposal was captured forever in pictures. Read on for more about this couple’s beach engagement in Miami, Florida.

HOW DID YOU MEET?

Shannen and I met on Instagram. We are both fitness instructors. Shan living in Philly and myself living in Miami. The story as to who followed who remains a mystery. Our story starts with a simple DM. Shannen slid right into my DMs commenting on my story about a new pair of sunglasses. We started liking each others posts and messaging back and forth. The DMs lead to texts, the texts lead to FaceTime, and before you knew it I was on a flight to Philly to meet this incredible lady.

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WHO PROPOSED AND HOW?

Shannen was down in Miami celebrating our anniversary. We frequently take photos together when we are together so I suggested to Shannen that we do a photoshoot with my friend. We settled on a hotel right on the beach that has beautiful views of the ocean. My friend was in on the plan and asked Shannen to step into the frame for a test shot. She directed Shannen to face the ocean so her back would be turned towards me. That was my cue to slide into place and down on one knee. She asked Shannen to turn around and there I was down on one knee. Shannen was shocked we both cried and laughed. After what felt like many minutes Shannen yelled “duh.” It has always been obvious to us that we were soulmates.

WHAT DO YOU LOVE MOST ABOUT EACH OTHER?

We love the support we have for one another. Being in a long distance relationship requires communication, understanding, and support.

WHAT ARE YOU MOST LOOKING FORWARD TO IN YOUR MARRIAGE?

Being in the same city! We can’t wait to come home to one another each day, lay some roots down, and start building a family.

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Pop Culture Fix: “Impulse” Star Maddie Hasson Casually Comes Out as Bisexual on Instagram

Pop Culture Fix: "Impulse" Star Maddie Hasson Casually Comes Out


Even though we’ve been living in NYC for many years now, Stacy and I still get a hankering for suburb restaurant chain food — and, well, we just found out we can order Panera to be delivered! Soup in a bread bowl is on its way to my house right now! And this Pop Culture Fix is on its way to you!


+ Impulse star Maddie Hasson casually came out as bisexual on Instagram.

+ Thanks to WNBA players, American democracy has a fighting chance.

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+ Meryl Streep, Rashida Jones and Laverne Cox partner with Sarah Jones for sex-industry documentary Sell/Buy/Date

+ Regina King: Long May She Reign.

+ Emily VanDerWerff wonders if Wonder Woman 1984 would work better as a season of TV.

+ Demi Lovato wonder why Diana and Barbara didn’t end up together.

+ Chilling Adventures of Sabrina stars talk about its queer, inclusive legacy.

+ A whole new Batwoman poster!

+ When COVID cut off the stage, movies provided much-needed theatre magic.

+ The last fan fiction I ever wrote.

+ How female protagonists in The Queen’s Gambit and Unorthodox carved out space amid a man’s world.

Heather Hogan

Heather Hogan is an Autostraddle senior writer who lives in New York City with her partner, Stacy, and their cackle of rescued pets. She’s a member of the Television Critics Association, the Gay and Lesbian Entertainment Critics Association, and a Rotten Tomatoes Tomatometer critic. You can also find her on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram.

Heather has written 1076 articles for us.

Let’s get political! Best of Queerty’s Instagram, August Edition / Queerty

Let’s get political! Best of Queerty’s Instagram, August Edition /

If you don’t follow @Queerty on Instagram, you’re only getting half the story. Here’s a taste of what’s been bubbling over on our feed in August. From Taylor Swift and Dolly Parton making big statements, to LGBTQ folks and allies at the DNC, to more #Mask4Mask pics, 2020 continues to be a roller coaster of a year.

Each week we feature a mix of stories from the site, photos we love, and Instagrammers we know you’ll love.

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Oh, and while we have your attention, please make sure you are registered and have a plan for how you are going to vote in this year’s election. The clock is ticking!

Kamala became the nominee. Officially. 

Dolly said Black Lives Matter

When Angelica met Kamala

Levi and Chico practiced safe sets (at the gym)

Judy and Dennis Shepherd nominated Joe Biden for North Dakota

Gia Gunn & Seth G got out the vote

Pete reminded us about Biden’s contribution to marriage equality 

Michelle Obama reminded us she’s amazing

Taylor Swift opened the library

The Covid Destroyers went to work

Trixie Mattel & Biqtch Puddin’ returned with a new THAT’S OUR SALLY

Joe Biden promised to “draw on the best of us”

Outfest went online and Outside

Masks on masks on masks, best of Queerty’s Instagram, July edition / Queerty

Masks on masks on masks, best of Queerty’s Instagram, July

If you don’t follow @Queerty on Instagram, you’re only getting half the story. Here’s a taste of what’s been bubbling over on our feed in July.

Each week we feature a mix of stories from the site, photos we love, and Instagrammers we know you’ll love.

Want to get featured? Tag @Queerty and use #queerty in your posts and get on our radar!

Quarantine Transformation

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From @thegregbloomer – “So I wasn’t going to post this on Instagram, because… well yeah (sorry grandma), but after the overwhelming reaction on Twitter and the article on @queerty I have decided to share. It’s been 90 days since I decided to make a big change in my life. A month into quarantine I was depressed and gaining weight which scared the hell out of me. I had always wanted to lose weight, and was actually working out about 3-5 times a week before quarantine which helped my health greatly, but I wasn’t shedding lbs. I decided to give a keto (very low carb) diet a chance, and the results have been almost unbelievably quick. I am also doing 45+ minutes of cardio 4+ times week. It’s not easy, but seeing the change has been extremely motivating for me. I don’t hate the attention either…. I feel better than I have in possibly my entire life, and am proud to post this picture. Being overweight (which I still am) is always difficult as it’s been so stigmatized, especially in the gay community. There is no right body type — whatever makes you happy, and has you feeling good, is the right answer for you. If someone doesn’t like it, they can choke. I’m excited to see what happens in the next 90 days! Sorry in advance for being a thot on the internet.”

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The Jazzmyne in the mirror

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