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  1. shadowsblueandred says

    @helen So sad?? What the hell is that supposed to mean? I hope they had AMAZING sex.. which I’m sure they did.. cause, you know.. they ARE in love. And both pretty hot. Picture that Helen. Hot GAY SEX.

  2. DannyEastVillage says

    helen–what would be said about that if they’re not? And wtf makes you think it’s your place to have an opinion on the subject?

    you’d be very, very surprised, I think, at some of the fem twinkly guys who I put my legs up for–after they got it from me.

  3. DannyEastVillage says

    helen–what would be said about that if they’re not? And wtf makes you think it’s your place to have an opinion on the subject?

    you’d be very, very surprised, I think, at some of the fem twinkly guys who I put my legs up for–after they got it from me.

  4. Isaac says

    I hate it how people feel free to comment on the sexual positions of gay couples. I don’t look at a straight couple and make assumptions about their sex lives. Never said “oh she totally loves sucking d***” or “he must love eating her p**** while looking at str8 wedding pics.

  5. DavidR says

    @ anon: some straight (and gay) people are to limited and unimaginative to realize that not everything falls into neat little binary categories.

  6. MateoM says

    Some of you trolls/negative nancy’s are the worst. Bitter, bitter people.

    That being said, I wish the happy couple nothing but joy and love for the rest of their lives.

  7. Max says

    Come on, top/bottom people.
    You’re just jealous *you* didn’t get the hot, straight-acting man in uniform.
    Admit it.
    It says more about you than about them, doesn’t it?

  8. FakeOutrage says

    “the first gay couple to propose at the White House”??

    lol, so this is really a *thing* to be a first at?

    some gays are just attention starved!…next up, the first openly gay couple to propose at the corner of Carnegie Hall! ..then the first gay couple to wear red blazers in the daylight while eating ice-cream!
    Has anyone called the Guiness people?

  9. Zeta says

    Sean, it’s bad enough in hetero relationships, but it’s kind of eye opening, how similar men are regardless of orientation. This looks like Warren Jeffs and one of his child brides. C’st la vie.

  10. Stephen says

    Not sure what the big deal is about the age difference. My husband is 17 years older than me. We’ve been together for 30+ years. And when I was a skinny 25 year old twink, “Daddy” didn’t have any problems throwing his legs in the air.

  11. Vint says

    Let’s see: age difference between heterosexual pedophile Warren Jeffs and the girl he assaulted: 50 – 12 = 38 years.

    Age difference between married couple Matthew Phelps and Ben Schock: 9 years.

    The problem seems to be with people’s ability (and interest in) guessing ages from appearance.

  12. jw says

    it’s somewhat off putting the obvious aping of hetero roles here – the kiss pose, the power dynamics on display in the last photo – and I recall the proposal photo was gramps on his knee – the whole thing is not original and icky – clearly someone wants/needs a son/child spouse, subservient in power & accomplishments etc. .. . and the child needs a dad to take care him – they look absurd –from the looks of things, it’s surprising the child didn’t wear a white wedding dress

  13. DavidR says

    It’s amazing how presumptuous so many commenters are. This couple looks very happy. What are the “power dynamics”? Not my business nor do I have enough information to hazard a guess. (And I’m the child of two psychologists!)

  14. Francis #1 says

    LOL at some of these foolish comments. Matthew is a hero for so many and he and Ben are very happy together. That’s all that matters. The age different isn’t that dramatic, and as for they being too heteronormative……two UNABASHEDLY gay men I don’t think are the men to pin that type of criticism on. Whatever their secret, something is working because they are totally in love and are now married. Congrats to Matthew and Ben!

  15. Francis #1 says

    Issac, I agree. Who cares who the top or bottom is? In fact, we don’t even know if they do anal sex. That contributes to homophobia, the whole gawking over same-sex couples and how they f**k, their positions. It’s like “OMG, two men having SEX!!” When it is about love.

    People here act like Matthew is 70 years old. He’s not that old and he’s very attractive. The age difference is immaterial.

  16. George F says

    The top/bottom guessing is silly..You never really know these things until you see them…there can be a lot of surprises in bed.

    Age difference? so what? sometimes it works out for some people that way…as long as they are both adults I find it all very nice…
    I hope their marriage lasts for many decades and is full of joy …

  17. George F says

    The top/bottom guessing is silly..You never really know these things until you see them…there can be a lot of surprises in bed.

    Age difference? so what? sometimes it works out for some people that way…as long as they are both adults I find it all very nice…
    I hope their marriage lasts for many decades and is full of joy …

  18. H8TRAB8TR says

    I know who the Big Sloppy Bottom is in your Mariage, Helen;

    You.

    You take it up your V.

    That makes you just as weak as gay bottoms, right?

    coz that’s what you are saying here.

    You do realize that makes you “Self-Loathing” right?

  19. says

    Um, what’s with the Daddy-boy comments? The age difference is 9 years. Do you know a lot of 9 year-old parents? Maybe troll families procreate especially early when they’re not obsessing over the sexual positions of others–instead of having sex themselves.

  20. bructer says

    Congrats on a beautiful day. all the happiness you can imagine. They are a beautiful couple I’m jealous ( not really) all the best boys,knock them dead,!!!

  21. Brian in Texas says

    I’ve never seen comments this vicious or trolling on Towleroad. Must be the work of 1 or 2. How sad their lives must be. Pity them.

  22. UFFDA says

    “troll families…” Ernie you crack me up. Imagine it, whole families of trolls…troll babies, troll uncles and aunts, troll marriages, troll neighbors and neighborhoods, troll food, troll stores…and what about troll rights. We have rights you know.

  23. Ripped Mittens says

    Helen & Danswon, how would you feel if those looking at your wedding photos commented, “you can tell she likes it doggy style” or “I’ll bet he loves it when she uses the strap-on”?

    It is better to remain silent at the risk of being thought a fool, than to talk and remove all doubt of it.

  24. says

    Wow, it’s the 21st century and you twisted little fascist bigots are still assessing us as “tops or bottoms” in some hetro-normative way.

    Helen & Zeta, wake up, move on, the hetro imposed assumptions have been left behind, you jaded queens.

  25. The Milkman says

    I think they’re adorable, and wish them many happy years together.

    The only gross things here are the homophobic comments. Haters gonna hate, bless their hearts.

  26. Isaac says

    If you have a problem with the age difference between this couple, or anything else about them, that speaks volumes about you being a judgmental a-hole. It’s sad that the worst of human jealousy and judment are aroused by a happy story of two people finding love.

  27. Joel says

    Photos of two men getting married and a slew of negative, obnoxious and ridiculous comments? It’s not just the straight homophobes who are part of the problem.

    Congratulations to you both! To a lifetime of Happiness, health and joy.

  28. J.J. in the Navy says

    You guys need to grow up and get the hell over yourselves. Seriously, the jealously you guys radiate is downright embarrassing.

    And congrats to these two!

  29. Seattle Mike says

    They’re only nine years apart, so chill out, people. They just look like they’re further apart in age. I’m more concerned (for their sake) that it seems as if they may have rushed into this a little bit.

    But best wishes to the happy couple.

  30. EchtKultig says

    “Um, what’s with the Daddy-boy comments? The age difference is 9 years. Do you know a lot of 9 year-old parents? Maybe troll families procreate especially early when they’re not obsessing over the sexual positions of others–instead of having sex themselves.”

    LMAO! FUNNIEST TOWLEROAD COMMENT EVER!

    Good for them, seems like a lot of jealous head cases reading far too much into this. I’ve seen perfectly happy gay couples with even more of an age disparity. (and straight ones) Yes, in the case of Calvin Klein and his boy toys, it goes too far. 9 years is perfectly reasonable when both parties are over 21.

  31. ripper says

    “Photos of two men getting married and a slew of negative, obnoxious and ridiculous comments?”

    Welcome to Towleroad!!! I wonder if Andy ever feels ashamed for providing the outlet for so much homophobia.

  32. nefter says

    All I see when I look at those photos is two people that are in love and incredibly happy and excited in a room full of people that are incredibly happy and excited for them. If you can’t see that you should probably step away from your computer and take a good long look at yourself. Assuming that the majority of the negative comments on here are actually by gay men, I speak to you, it’s OK for us to be nice to each other to be happy for each other. I ask you, why oh why are we our own worst enemy?

  33. Mona says

    What does it matter who does what to who? The only people who need to concern themselves with that are the two grooms.

    They’re a lovely couple and I wish them all the best!

  34. Howard says

    Any negative comments towards this lovely couple says much more about the poster and his or her insecurities than it does about this happily married couple.

    My best wishes to this beautiful couple.

  35. Caliban says

    Let’s assume for the sake of argument that all the tacky speculation based on these photos is completely accurate: Cpt. Phelps takes a more “dominant” role in the relationship while Mr Schock is more passive and nurturing, somewhat reminiscent of the traditional/stereotypical hetero marital mold.

    In my experience such assumptions rarely have a basis in fact, but even if true SO THE EFF WHAT?! If that’s what they want in a relationship, and both are happy with it, what does it matter to you?

    The fact remains they are a handsome couple, absolutely beaming with joy and unafraid to show it and share it with others. Congratulations to the happy couple!

    And yes, the jealousy in some of these comments practically leaps off the page.

  36. SayTheTruth says

    There is always some pitiful lonely louse adding his rotten bile whenever happy love triumph for gay couples. Psychological counsel should be mandatory for those people.

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