Laurel Hechanova

Diversity jackpot.


Wife


I’ve tried referring to Rose as my wife occasionally, but it feels…off. Granted, we’re not married, but mostly because we can’t be, legally. Calling her my “partner” makes me feel like we’re…


A Small, Lovely Thing Has Died

Thoughts on letting go of a non-human friend.

Sadie wasn’t the kind of cat that needed attention, ever. She just preferred it…


Why Marriage

Marriage is a problematic institution, but it’s still an important step toward equality.


I just got supplemental health insurance for myself and my partner two days ago. It’s strange how weighty and historic such a transaction can feel. The agent made sure to tell me, however, that because ours is a domestic partnership, those benefit packages…


Our Glitchy Future


When props show up in movies, they’re usually roughed up a bit to make them seem genuinely used: war planes, mobile meth labs, battered luggage, etc. The same approach…

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We vs. Them

Wife


I’ve tried referring to Rose as my wife occasionally, but it feels…off. Granted, we’re not married, but mostly because we can’t be, legally. Calling her my “partner” makes me feel like we’re…