Erin & Dana
Erin Baker, 29, Personal Trainer
Dana Lloyd, 34, Makeup Artist/Hair Stylist
Co-owners of Social Flare
"It was the end of the Gay Games 2006 in Chicago, Illinois when I met the love of my life," says Dana, who had flown in from San Francisco to go-go dance for Club Skirts and PlanetOut at the Victory Party. "I was heading out to do my first set when I caught Erin’s eye. When I looked at her, I was completely dazzled." The next night, another chance encounter at the House of Blues led to a passionate romance, but the couple lived 2000 miles apart. They took turns visiting every other month until Dana moved to Chicago to be with Erin. Together, they run Social Flare, a promotional company for women’s events that benefit various LGBT-associated charities. "We’re giving women here another place to meet each other and hopefully find the kind of love that Erin and I have been so fortunate to discover."