As any dedicated LGBTQ booklover would do, when Alison Peters was getting ready to marry her domestic partner, she went looking for the quintessential gay marriage book. She was disappointed with the results of her quest until she stumbled upon the holy grail--Diane and Jacob's Queerly Beloved: A Love Story Across Genders.
Peters shares the story about her own queerly beloved on BookRiot. Like Diane writes about in the memoir, Peters too once overshared (to complete strangers and service workers alike) personal information to explain her relationship:
"Teri just has a thing called hirsutism...but no, she doesn’t want to be a man, she’s just a woman who looks like a man. And we’re lesbians. So yeah. I’ll have the cheeseburger.”
Peters also has a great line about love. She writes, "It’s not about the color of our skin; but nor it is about the gender we present to the world, our genitals, testosterone levels, clothing. We fall in love with the person beneath the ever-changing exterior."
Then she talks about Diane being, "more than ever" her LGBTQ hero. "Because I don’t need the story about love, or falling in love. I need the story about how an LGBTQ couple navigates this crazy world, one day at a time, and stays together."