Growing Up Hayden


We’ve named our blog, Growing Up Hayden because we feel it’s a testament to what it is to live in the now, in a world where the LGBT community is fighting for acceptance and equality.  Our content is focused on all aspects of what it is to live, love and thrive in what’s still a very judgmental world.  Growing Up Hayden is a live narrative that we hope will continue to illustrate positive changes and a more and more loving, open and welcoming world.

New in “Voices:” Sophie and Holly Hanson


When the beautiful, intelligent Sophie Hanson from Sweden first moved to California in December 2011 to attend school, she had no intention of settling in the U.S.  “I couldn’t see myself spending the rest of my life in a country where I’d be treated as a second class citizen. Growing up in Sweden, one of the most liberal countries in the world, I just wasn’t ready to give up my freedom and go back into the closet,” she said.

Read in HL’s Voices how her and Holly fell in love, and ended up settling down together in the L.A. area.

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Trying to Get Hitched in Alabama?

nunst002Alabama’s latest response to the SCOTUS ruling on same-sex marriage would be brilliant if it weren’t so ignorant.  From what we understand, the state is apparently considering banning marriage licenses for good.  In other words, if everyone can get married no one’s getting married.

Is this liberty and justice for all?  More like injustice for all and horribly un-American.

Are you or have you recently tried to tie the knot in Alabama?  If so, we want to hear from you.  Write to us and share your experience.


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