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Som­er­set-based new­ly­weds Char­lotte and Han­nah are on a three-week-long hon­ey­moon road trip through the US and, hav­ing trav­elled across six states in the first two weeks, they took this pic­ture at one of their favourite stops: Yosemite. “We love this photo be­cause it sums up how much fun we’ve had ex­plor­ing this beau­ti­ful coun­try on our hon­ey­moon.” As well as beau­ti­ful scenery, their trip has thrown up some con­trast­ing ex­pe­ri­ences. “In Texas we felt like we couldn’t be out and said we were friends if asked – many peo­ple as­sumed sis­ters! When we did tell some­one we were mar­ried, we were asked what bad ex­pe­ri­ences we’d had with men to ‘make us gay’,” they say. “Cal­i­for­nia was much more re­laxed and the con­trast be­tween pre­tend­ing to be ‘just friends’ and then at­tend­ing Pride as an out cou­ple was quite some­thing!” Char­lotte points out that al­though same-sex mar­riage has been le­gal in the US since 2015, it is clear that at­ti­tudes to­wards gay/bi cou­ples vary hugely across the dif­fer­ent states. “It’s very dif­fer­ent to the UK, where we are for­tu­nate as a cou­ple to never feel any­thing but equal.” Best lez/bi travel ex­pe­ri­ence? Gran Ca­naria “It is su­per gay/bi friendly and such an in­clu­sive place to be.” Fol­low @adventuresof2girlsinlove for gor­geous travel snaps from the UK and be­yond: “We love to in­spire oth­ers to ex­plore the world around them too!”

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