This is not rare.
What is rare is appearing in the media with your names and faces. Some people have done so because they were outed by law enforcement, but every once in a while, there is a splashy article from someone that decided to give their accounts to journalists without the protection of anonymity.
Unfortunately, because of bigotry, some of it placed into criminal law, most people experiencing GSA and closeted, especially if their relationship is consanguinamorous.
Some of the articles have said that Kim and Ben have now gone into hiding, and who could blame them? Bigots spew their venom, irrationally insisting that there's something wrong with consenting adults loving each other. They never provide a good reason, but this doesn't stop them from threatening people who are not harming anyone.
Our good friend Cristina has posted an appeal to Kim and Ben to contact her. Here's what she wrote...
There aren't a lot of places to turn if you're experiencing GSA. It's great that Cristina has extended her hand to Kim and Ben, and I do so as well. They (and anyone else experiencing GSA or who is in a consanguinamorous relationship) are welcome to contact me via email at fullmarriageequality at yahoo dot com or on Facebook as many others have done.I am a Legal Secretary and advocate for the rights of consenting adults to have love, sex, residence and marriage with any and all consenting adults.
I have been following your story on the internet closely and I think it is absolutely awful that law enforcement has forced you into hiding.
I have experience with GSA so I completely understand what you both are going through. I congratulate you on finding love and happiness together.
Due to the oppressive laws that you both are forced to live and love under, I feel deeply for you and your situation.
If you are reading this, please know that you have a friend, ally, and advocate in me. I want to help you in any way I can. I would welcome contact and would do anything I could to help you.
Please check out my website www.lilysgardener.com
If you want to contact me completely confidentially, please email me at firstname.lastname@example.org
Kind Regards to you both, Cristina
This is what our friend Jane wrote in response to an article on this couple.
If you are friends or family of someone in a similar situation to Kim and Ben, please see this.
Here's is the start of a series published here on myths about GSA.