Kate & Corinne

Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

Kate Gormley, Social Worker, Bethel House

Corinne Thornton, Social Worker, Einstein Medical Center

Kate and Corinne met at a Fuse monthly dance party. “I went up to flirt with her,” says Corinne, “but she totally blew me off. So when we were next introduced, I snubbed her.” They eventually connected at a local lesbian strip club, where one of Corinne’s friends fainted. “We had to call an ambulance,” Corinne recalls. “Kate was very sweet about the whole thing.” The secret to this couple’s success: “Keeping drama to a minimum.” They are active in Philly’s queer community, and work towards LGBT political and social advancement.