Rodney and Faron found their dream home in Richmond's Highland Park area. There, they spend days sitting on the front porch, playing Scrabble, listening to jazz and watching the world go by.
"In the Capital of the Confederacy, where some still fly the Confederate flag and racism still rears its ugly head, Faron and I are proud to be an interracial married couple. We are not pioneers by any means; we recognize the challenges of being not only a gay couple but an interracial couple," Rodney says.
"We rely on our love and the love of our family to support and affirm our union. Faron and I were married on July 1, 2015, after the passing of Marriage Equality. When I reflect on a moment where our families made us proud, it would be the participation of not only our parents walking us down the aisle, but Faron's son and brother standing in as groom's men, and his daughter standing in as a groom's person."
Family not only is who you marry or your blood relatives but to Rodney and Faron it also includes neighbors and community.