“One of the things that always amuses me — amuses isn’t even the right word, because it doesn’t amuse me — but often, I’m at dinner parties with very close friends, straight, and they realize that Richard and I have been together 24 years, and the response is often, “Wow, you guys have been together 24 years! That’s so amazing. I don’t think of gay men being together that long.” And I’m, like, “Why? What are you talking about?” Some of the longest relationships I know of are same-sex couples. A lot of my straight friends have married and divorced and married and divorced in the time Richard and I have been together. I think that preconception, from even very educated liberal friends, that being gay is possibly more sex-based than emotionally based, is surprising and shocking in today’s world.” Twenty Three more love stories
Published: February 2011
Photography and Creative Direction: Tom Ford
Art Direction: Nick Vogelson/Townhouse
Designer Tom Ford teams up with art director Nick Vogelson for OUT Magazine’s The Love Issue cover. Self portrait of Tom Ford and his partner Richard Buckley.
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