31/03/09 22:36 Filed in: Living
We met back in July 2005 via Yahoo!
personals. It seemed like an odd way to
meet; but whatever works. After about 3
months I got on a plane to Manila and we
met in person. We are both Certified Rescue
Scuba Divers. We go diving together all the
time when I am [in Manila]. In October 2007
I was with him for a month. We went diving
in Thailand and then the Philippines for a
We have tried to immigrate to New Zealand,
but his visa even failed for that country.
So we are really stuck now. It seems the
only option is to endure the long distance,
seeing each other occasionally and having
the internet to keep us connected daily.
The only way for us to get fair immigration
policies is via the courts. After 2 years
and 8 trips to the Philippines from the
States, I don't know how much longer we can
wait on things to change. I know it's tough
for all of us in this situation.
Find Gregg and Carlos' story on about.com's
"gay life" gallery by Ramon Johnson.
(Photo: Personal, Gregg Walls, Gregg and