Have you ever noticed the word “partner” on census’s “relation [to head of house]” field? It has given so many hobby genealogists such gay panics! Historically, if somebody was related to the “head” of the household their familial relationship—son or daughter, most often—would be listed here, and if they were married it would say “wife” or, possibly I guess, “husband.” The head of the household was not always the homeowner, of course, but in renter/leaser relationship in many cases this field would say “lodger.” X was a “lodger” of the head of the household, Y was their wife, etc. Sometimes you see “partner,” and what that meant in most cases was the relationship was non-familial, non-marital, and not exactly financial—basically just roomies. Unmarried couples, sometimes! Including, of course, same-sex life partners. Genealogists love to tell you that “partner” is a recent gay construct, that gayness itself is a recent construct (NEVER LOOK FOR GAY PEOPLE IN THE HISTORIC RECORD, right?), and that…you know, there’s nothing gay about two men living together for thirty years. It’s something else! (The census started using “unmarried partner” in 1990—here's a factsheet on same-sex couples in the census.) (Always check the details of enumeration for the year that you are referring to! Don’t make assumptions about how the census determined categories.)
Genealbloggers offers a great, great overview of issues in gay genealogy—you should read it!
So they’re moving. But that means my cat gets to live with me for a month or two while they sell the house. I’m so excited, holy shit. We spent every day of the first 3 years of his life together before I moved away for college. Now I only see him on holidays. He’s the best thing in my entire life and we’re being reunited.
headcanon where Klaus is more of an asshole to Jackson than usual so Hayley decides to fuck with him by texting him a selfie of her and Jackson kissing with the caption “this could be us but you playing” just to piss him off.