Captivating Couples 2015

All you need is love!

New York, NY
Anita, 30s, RN, MPA, oncology research nurse and editor­in­chief at
Senka, 30s, MS, manager of institutional development at GMHC and contributor, Journalists for Animals

"Many people might conclude based on superficial assumptions that we are very different," say Anita (a/k/a Juanita) and Senka. "But we´re so similar in our likes and dislikes, values and beliefs. Our foundation is love and trust, but our shared likes and values make our relationship easy and a source of personal inspiration to reach our highest potentials." The two went on their first date five years ago and soon realized they were perfect for each other. One of their goals is helping to eradicate disease: As part of her job as an oncology research nurse, Anita is focused on finding a cure for cancer, while Senka works in institutional development for Gay Men´s Health Crisis. They also write about—and produce events supporting–queer and animal rights. (Anita is editor-in-chief of dapperQ, a fashion and lifestyle blog for butches, genderqueer folk and trans men and Senka is a contributor to the blog, Journalists for Animals.) For fun, they enjoy dancing, cliff diving and traveling to Fire Island, Santa Fe, St. Barts and Sarajevo. But these two self-confessed "nerds" also enjoy quiet evenings at home. Our ideal night is being curled up together next to our cats watching Neil deGrasse Tyson discuss multiverses on Cosmos."

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