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Facebook Highlights Queer Couples

With Valentine's Day in mind, LGBTQ@Facebook is celebrating queer couples. Maybe it is possible to find love in a hopeless newsfeed.

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Bria and Chrissy are singing duo trying to combat bullying through their music. Bria, a self-proclaimed "quirky kid," says that being bullied throughout her school-aged years led her to focus on music, which now allows her to help others. Chrissy says people from her conservative southern community voiced their distaste for her lifestyle in hurtful ways after she came out as a lesbian.

Bria and Chrissy's ultimate goal is to sell their music on iTunes and donate half of the proceeds to Freedom to Marry, a coalition committed to winning and keeping the freedom to marry for same-gender couples.

Early in their relationship, Andrea and Carissa had a long distance relationship and would often leave cute little notes on each others Facebook walls. When they made their relationship "official" on Facebook, they weren't sure how people would respond. "I was overwhelmed with joy when I received an enormous amount of support and love from all those familiar faces that I hadn't seen in so many years," Andrea says.

When they got engaged in 2009, they told their parents, siblings, and close friends first and then announced their news on Facebook. The couple is expecting their first child, a daughter, this spring!

You can read about more lovely queer folks on the LGBTQ@Facebook Page.