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Moving maternity photos in the forest

Moving Maternity Photos in the Forest

Kayla and Autumn decided to celebrate the impending arrival of their second child, a son named Bowen, with a beautiful and moving photo session that included their 6-year-old daughter Emelyn. The couple, who has been married since September 2018, conceived Bowen through IVF at UC Reproductive Health in Kettering, Ohio. Their photo session in the forest with Melissa Lynn Photography was filled with love and anticipation.

From their engagement to their wedding to their family photo sessions, it has been a joy to share in this family’s love over the years.

Moving Maternity Photos in the Forest | Melissa Lynn Photography | Featured on Equally Wed, the leading LGBTQ+ wedding magazine

Moving Maternity Photos in the Forest | Melissa Lynn Photography | Featured on Equally Wed, the leading LGBTQ+ wedding magazine

Moving Maternity Photos in the Forest | Melissa Lynn Photography | Featured on Equally Wed, the leading LGBTQ+ wedding magazine

Moving Maternity Photos in the Forest | Melissa Lynn Photography | Featured on Equally Wed, the leading LGBTQ+ wedding magazine

Moving Maternity Photos in the Forest | Melissa Lynn Photography | Featured on Equally Wed, the leading LGBTQ+ wedding magazine

Moving Maternity Photos in the Forest | Melissa Lynn Photography | Featured on Equally Wed, the leading LGBTQ+ wedding magazine

Moving Maternity Photos in the Forest | Melissa Lynn Photography | Featured on Equally Wed, the leading LGBTQ+ wedding magazine

Moving Maternity Photos in the Forest | Melissa Lynn Photography | Featured on Equally Wed, the leading LGBTQ+ wedding magazine

Moving Maternity Photos in the Forest | Melissa Lynn Photography | Featured on Equally Wed, the leading LGBTQ+ wedding magazine

Moving Maternity Photos in the Forest | Melissa Lynn Photography | Featured on Equally Wed, the leading LGBTQ+ wedding magazine

Moving Maternity Photos in the Forest | Melissa Lynn Photography | Featured on Equally Wed, the leading LGBTQ+ wedding magazine

Moving Maternity Photos in the Forest | Melissa Lynn Photography | Featured on Equally Wed, the leading LGBTQ+ wedding magazine

Moving Maternity Photos in the Forest | Melissa Lynn Photography | Featured on Equally Wed, the leading LGBTQ+ wedding magazine

Moving Maternity Photos in the Forest | Melissa Lynn Photography | Featured on Equally Wed, the leading LGBTQ+ wedding magazine

Moving Maternity Photos in the Forest | Melissa Lynn Photography | Featured on Equally Wed, the leading LGBTQ+ wedding magazine

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Moving gay film becomes rare hit in China

A photo of a man holding a book to his face which reads: 'Wish LGBT public welfare no longer difficult'

The poster for Forbidden Love in Heaven. (Ran Yinxiao_

A simple film about a gay couple who adopt a homeless child, Forbidden Love in Heaven has become something almost unthinkable for LGBT+ filmmakers and moviegoers in China: a hit.

In a nation where acceptance of same-sex couples is progressing at a less-than-glacial rate, Chinese filmmakers have long been censored and nettled by authorities’ inability to acknowledge that LGBT+ people even exist.

But 19-year-old filmmaker Ran Yinxiao sought to challenge the industry with his film, Forbidden Love in Heaven, released on local streaming platforms in July 2020.

It was a “bold attempt to explore the difficulties that sexual minorities face in starting a family”, Yinxiao told South China Morning Post.

“My thinking was that if three different people without any blood ties could start a family, then this must be the world’s strongest family,” he said.

Indeed, the film presented a fresh test for media regulators, where the broadcasting of “vulgar, immoral and unhealthy content” is banned by the National Radio and Television Administration.

The agency’s regulations have forced many moviemakers to veil queer stories in subtext or cut and censor their films to get them aired – Yinxiao managed to drop the trailer for his film only after making it more “ambiguous”, he said.

“I think to myself, why do moviemakers exist?” Yinxiao added.

“Our camera lens is our weapon. We enlarge the aperture to allow more light to shine on the places of the world that aren’t easily seen.

Yinxiao, a Communication University of China film student, based his film on a real-life family. He said it had one simple aim: “I wanted to emphasise that an LGBT couple can raise and nurture a child too.”

Forbidden Love in Heaven received positive reviews on social media platform Weibo, the Post reported, and netted neutral coverage in state-run media. It was a small victory, Yinxiao acknowledged, but one that has buoyed him to continue making content that centres LGBT+ families.

“I hope our film is the start of this acceptance,” reflected Zhang Xin, an actor who played one of the film’s fathers.

“And I hope that in the future there’ll be more movies of this kind; maybe our movie can be a pioneer, a small pioneer.”

A study jointly conducted by the United Nations Development Programme, Peking University and the Beijing LGBT Center in 2016 found that only five per cent of “sexual and gender minority people” in China are “willing to live their diversity openly”.

In 2020 LGBT+ activists fought – and failed – to be counted in the country’s decennial census and demand marriage equality be finally legalised.

Ivanka implies she might be moving to the moon or Mars, Twitter overwhelmingly approves / Queerty

Ivanka implies she might be moving to the moon or

Another day, another embarrassing tweet from Ivanka Marie Trump.

Yesterday, the soon-to-be-ex White House senior advisor shared a video of NASA’s SpaceX Crew-1 mission lifting off from the Kennedy Space Center on Merritt Island, Florida.

We are going to the Moon soon and Mars thereafter,” Ivanka tweeted. “America, and our President @realDonaldTrump, dreams big and shoot for the stars!”

To be clear, by “we” Ivanka wasn’t talking about herself or her family. She actually meant the team of astronauts–Michael Hopkins, Victor Glover, Shannon Walker, and Soichi Noguchi–currently en route to the International Space Station, where they will spend the next six months. Also, the Trump administration had nothing to do with the mission.

Twitter was quick to support the idea of Ivanka and her family leaving Earth after Joe Biden assumes the presidency on January 20, 2021…

Unfortunately for many, Ivanka will not be moving to the Moon or Mars come January.

CNN reports that she and Jared are actually thinking about relocating back to New York, where they were once prominent figures in Manhattan’s social scene prior to 2016, attending the Met Gala each year, making appearances at major fashion events, and rubbing elbows at all the biggest society events.

“[The President] was so awful and divisive about New York, saying it’s a nightmare or that it’s empty, or a has-been,” says Jill Kargman, a former acquaintance of Ivanka and Jared. “No one here is going to forget that. To even come back here after everything he’s said, it’s not going to work.”

The rest of Twitter seems to agree…

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