I noticed something quite amazing while I was at Billings Bridge a while ago with one of my favorite people, Mark. While browsing around at the store Carleton Cards, we came across a section of the greeting cards that really surprised me. Hidden among all the cards, there were two sections entitled “groom and groom” and “bride and bride” !! This makes me so so happy!
Under each column, there were a few different options with cute little pictures and wording. I put a snapshot of this section in my post. As blurry as it may be, I hope you can see the written words and a few of the pictures at least. Up until today, the only places I saw cards like these are in the Ottawa gaybourhood (Bank street area downtown), and at the chapters on Rideau street. So, in my opinion, this is a big leap forward. With each little step like this, the LGBTQ community becomes more and more normalized for us all. Good work, Carlton Cards!