As part of Stonewall’s 30th birthday celebrations, we’re sharing the stories of people affected by positive change to legislation.
We spoke to Caprice and Holly about their marriage and what it meant to share their special day with friends and family.
What does LGBT equality mean to you?
Being able to live and love without fear, without judgement and without prejudice.
What made you want to share your story?
Growing up I knew I was gay from an early age and went through a phase of worrying that my family would be disappointed, and that I wouldn’t be able to get married or have children.
We want to show that both of these are entirely possible. We want to provide an example of this to younger people who may be struggling with their identity, or worrying about how their life may pan out.
Tell us about your own personal star moment.
I was 16 when I came out to my family. I was so worried but my family were so accepting. I will never forget the day we got married: my dad flew over from America to walk me down the aisle. That was an incredible moment – walking down the aisle to my wife surrounded by all of our friends and family. It was a day filled with so much love.
What are your hopes for the future?
I hope that our daughter will grow up in a world where she is accepted, loved and not judged. As the daughter of a bi-racial lesbian couple, I want her to find a tribe she identifies with and grows into the strong woman we hope she will be. I want her to never shrink herself to please anybody else, to live loud and proud.
What would you say to someone who wants to support LGBT equality?
To accept people who are on their journey. Not everybody fits into a box, fits a label or identifies in a particular way. This is OK. The thing that connects us all is that we’re all human, so be kind.