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Intergenerational Commitment: Vicar and Fashion Designer to Wed

Reverend Colin Coward and Bobby Egbele (image from the MailOnline)

It’s a few days old, but I just came across this news story and couldn’t help but share it.

It’s not often that we see a high profile story about an intergenerational couple.  This one has become even more high profile since the older man is an Anglican Priest.  Reverend Colin Coward, 65, and his 25 year old boyfriend Bobby Egbele plan to have a blessing ceremony in the reverend’s church following a civil ceremony.  The couple have been together for three years and will consider this combination of ceremonies their marriage.

I’ve read a number of articles, blog posts, and comments on this news story and unfortunately all the old negative stereotypes about intergenerational gay couples are already being paraded about.  Disparaging remarks are made about the age difference and inauthentic motives are attributed to both men.  However, I find the story compelling and heart warming.  It takes a lot of courage to confront the conservative traditions of the Anglican church and to open themselves up to such ridicule.  I wish the two men much happiness and success together.


One Response

  1. They’re adorable! 🙂 I say more power to them, as long as they’re happy.

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