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Patrick Scott + Andy Trevor Tran


#Couplegoals. Illustrator Leo Greenfield brings gay love stories to life through words and pictures with this ongoing series.


Words + Illustration: Leo Greenfield


28th October 2018

Couple 
Andy Trevor Tran, 25 Interior Designer
Patrick Scott, 26 Graduate of Architecture

Meeting
We flirted over Intagram and Tumblr about five years ago then met up in the Adelaide Botanic Gardens. (Andy: I knew he was a f*ck boy when I first met him)

First kiss
That very same day. We moved on from the Adelaide Botanic Gardens to the banks of the filthy river Torrens. (Patrick: I couldn’t resist those juicy lips - see next answer)

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I love to look at…
Patrick:
His big smile and those luscious lips.
Andy: His pretty eyelashes and his dainty strong hands. 

I love…
Andy: Next question.
Patrick: His clarity and strong-headedness in situations

Biggest compromise
"There’s a difference between compromises and sacrifices, there’s compromises every day, we work with each other and meet each other half way. A relationship is about mutual respect and we’re still constantly learning how to read each other.
"In long-term relationships, you’re often seen by people only as a couple but not the individual people that you are. At times you can feel as if you lose your own identity but in this you gain a joint identity."

Biggest challenge
"Understanding our different personality types - Patrick being introverted and Andy being extroverted and how we work about balancing the needs for each other. 
"The challenges of being in a interracial relationship, and facing unconscious racial hierarchy is faced on a daily basis."

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Favourite holiday

We’ve travelled to many destinations, have made many wonderful friends and pushed our own boundaries. 
Two of our favourite experiences that we’ve both shared has been our road trip from Yosemite to San Francisco with two of our best friends while listening to Andy’s seven song playlist, lmao.
Secondly was Noashima Island and our overnight stay at Benesse House and Gallery.

In 10 years we will be…
Our ideal goals are to live in at least two different cities in the next 10 years. Working as a team to build our own brand. Andy having a side business in his craft. 

Relationship advice
To listen. You’re both different people, with different thoughts and opinions and you must accept each other for those differences. 

#Couplegoals
Andy:
My parents and their relationship. Growing up with the example of two people who have worked incredibly hard, leaving a war torn country to Australia and make a new life is incredibly inspiring. Through seeing a destructive relationship I’ve gained a lot of insight into lessons learnt and how to show love and respect without hostility and the importance of allowing yourself to love fully.
Patrick: My parents, they’ve taught me the meaning of hard work and the importance of respecting the people around you. 

 

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