Graeme and I met at the Red Raw in Melbourne in January of 1995 while I was traveling around Australia. We spent an incredible month together before I had to tearfully return to the US. We kept in contact daily and Graeme came to visit me several times in the US before we decided that I should make the move to Australia as it recognises same sex partner immigration. Something the US does not. I moved to Australia on 1 November 1995 and it’s that date we use as our commitment anniversary. Three years later I became an Australian citizen under the Interdependent Partnership visa. Fifteen and a half years and still growing.