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Why the Word “Marriage” Matters

“…I may yet live to see gay marriage become a reality in the United States in my lifetime. And wouldn’t that be something.” This is the end, the last post on Marriage Equality Watch. For this occasion, we thought we would resurrect a column from the first week of MEW, back in January 2008, before Prop 8, before President Obama was elected, before Mark and I were married, when it was still GLBT instead of LGBT… and far before marriage equality became a reality in all 50 states. How far we have come! In the end, it wasn’t a President or a congress that brought us to the finish line. It was all of us together as a community that fought the hard battles, day in...

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Marriage Equality Round-Up – April 28th

Here’s our daily round-up of the marriage equality / LGBT rights stories from all around the internet. If we missed anything, let us know. Enjoy! PEOPLE: Noted Republican Caitlyn Jenner posted a video of herself trying to look very daring by using what appears to be a single-person bathroom at a Trump hotel in New York. The stunt is likely in response to remarks Trump made last week that Jenner would be allowed to use the bathroom at one of his properties. full story POP CULTURE: Six athletes at Yale have decided to come out together and form a support group for LGBTQ athletes on campus. full story EGYPT: An Egyptian court has sentenced 11 men to prison for between three to 12 years for the ‘crime’ ...

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Millennium Hotel – Gay Friendly Buffalo Wedding Venue

Periodically we’ll feature one of our vendors here to let our readers know about some great people who can help you plan the perfect wedding: The Millennium Hotel in Buffalo offers 301 Recently renovated beautiful Guests Rooms, including 2 Deluxe Suites; enclosed Tropical Courtyard and 10,000 square feet of ballroom space. It’s the perfect setting for your Buffalo wedding day. See the Millennium Hotel Expanded Listing on Purple Unions Here Gay Friendly Wedding Vendors in Western New York The post Millennium Hotel – Gay Friendly Buffalo Wedding Venue appeared first on Marriage Equality Watch.

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Marriage Equality Round-Up – April 13th

Here’s our daily round-up of the marriage equality / LGBT rights stories from all around the internet. If we missed anything, let us know. Enjoy! COMMENTARY: Even folks who normally express support for LGBTQ rights are buying into specious arguments conservatives are pushing – because they don’t know the truth. full story POP CULTURE: Without causing a fuss, a nice new ad for Google Calendar features a gay guy breaking up, getting over it, and then meeting someone new. full story AUSTRALIA: First, Telstra winded back its support for same sex-marriage after pressure from the Catholic Church; one of its biggest clients. Then, a Telstra customer service representative identified homosexuality as an “ideology” and not a sexuality during online correspondence with a customer. full ...

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Marriage Equality Round-Up – March 31st

Here’s our daily round-up of the marriage equality / LGBT rights stories from all around the internet. If we missed anything, let us know. Enjoy! OPINION: On International Transgender Day of Visibility, this southern trans man removes his armor and reveals his anguish over the ongoing attack on his people. full story OPINION: Being gay I’ve always struggled with heteronormative ideals and am continuously looking at ways of challenging the ‘blue for boys, pink for girls’ way of thinking. full story PEOPLE: Michael Sam shared his thoughts on coming out publicly, racism in the gay community and homophobia in the black community. full story PEOPLE: Bi erasure isn’t just something in the media: YouTuber Connor Manning revealed that his own therapist tried to convince him ...

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Tasteful Cakes, Los Angeles – Featured Gay Wedding Vendor

Periodically we’ll feature one of our vendors here to let our readers know about some great people who can help you plan the perfect wedding: When my parents, Theresa and Cornelio Escobedo, and I created Tasteful Cakes, we had many hopes in mind, but all boiled down to one idea: to take care of our family, and friends, in the long term. Our needs, and thus goals, then, are no different now: to live free, to be happy in the lives we create, to be acknowledged and seen for ourselves, and to be loved. As a gay man, I am acutely aware of how eminent these needs are and how difficult it can be to really feel them. We opened with this idea and the journey...

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Sage Inn & Lounge, Provincetown: Featured Lesbian Wedding Vendor

Periodically we’ll feature one of our vendors here to let our readers know about some great people who can help you plan the perfect wedding. The new Sage Inn & Lounge is an intimate wedding venue for couples who want to showcase their individual values and distinct styles. Our talented team of experienced wedding professionals will work with you seamlessly to create a turnkey experience that embraces equality, celebrates life and showcases your personal creativity. Whether it’s crafting a signature cocktail that is all your own using herbs from our private garden, a cake that will look and taste better than you ever imagined created by our in-house pastry chef, a standout dinner made from local ingredients, or providing a cozy home away from...

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Marriage Equality Round-Up – March 10th

Here’s our daily round-up of the marriage equality / LGBT rights stories from all around the internet. If we missed anything, let us know. Enjoy! PEOPLE: 20-year-old Troye Sivan, pop star, helped a girl come out to her mother as bisexual. full story PEOPLE: Chicago Tribune sportswriter Chris Hine publicly came out as gay in his column about the NFL’s anti-gay culture. full story POP CULTURE: It’s been hinted at for years. Now, in the season finale, it’s confirmed: Mac, a character in the long-running farce “It’s Always Sunny in Philadelphia,” is gay. full story POP CULTURE: One of the most remarkable bi characters on TV is in this song about being bisexual, demystifying the lies and prejudices about being bisexual with ...

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Marriage Equality Round-Up – March 3rd

Here’s our daily round-up of the marriage equality / LGBT rights stories from all around the internet. If we missed anything, let us know. Enjoy! PEOPLE: HBO has condemned comments made last month by boxer Manny Pacquiao, but said it will still broadcast his upcoming fight. full story PEOPLE: YouTube personality Hunter Avallone denies the very existence of transgender people in a new video. full story POP CULTURE: Nike has made an extra special show of support for out gay Olympic freeskier Gus Kenworthy, who the company has long sponsored. full story INTERNATIONAL: Samantha Power, the Ambassador to the United Nations, took 17 of her fellow international envoys to see the Broadway production of Fun Home, a Tony Award-winning production about a lesbian girl, her gay ...

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Marriage Equality Round-Up – February 25th

Here’s our daily round-up of the marriage equality / LGBT rights stories from all around the internet. If we missed anything, let us know. Enjoy! OPINION: Why do most representations of transgender and gender-nonconforming lives and people in pop culture and the media tend to follow specific — and narrow — narratives? full story HISTORY: President Lyndon B. Johnson requested the resignation of his longtime aide Walter Jenkins after he was arrested a second time for having sex at a YMCA near the White House, according to newly released documents. A second aide, who was revealed to be gay, was also ousted. full story POP CULTURE: The Daily Show correspondent Jessica Williams paid a visit to outrageously homophobic pastor James David Manning of Atlah Worldwide ...

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Marriage Equality Round-Up – February 18th

Here’s our daily round-up of the marriage equality / LGBT rights stories from all around the internet. If we missed anything, let us know. Enjoy! OPINION: It has become common practice for conservatives to defend legislation that enables anti-LGBT discrimination as supporting the cause of “religious liberty.” Considering most religious people actually support protections for LGBT people, this framing is misleading, and as several current state legislative fights demonstrate, unconvincing as well. full story POP CULTURE: Nike has cut ties with Manny Pacquiao in the wake of his controversial comments against marriage rights for same-sex couples. full story POP CULTURE: LGBTI campaigners are now demanding that other brands associated with the boxer also distance themselves from him, namely Foot Locker – who aired ...

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Marriage Equality Round-Up – February 11th

Here’s our daily round-up of the marriage equality / LGBT rights stories from all around the internet. If we missed anything, let us know. Enjoy! PEOPLE: Covering the NH Primary results for MSNBC, Rachel Maddow shared some surprisingly personal thoughts about her feelings as a gay person during Bill Clinton‘s presidency, saying that Clinton, who gave us DOMA and DADT, didn’t really do enough to support gay rights in the face of pretty vocal opposition from Republicans at the time full story PEOPLE: Ugandan rapper Bobi Wine, real name Robert Kyagulanyi, says he has evolved his views on LGBTIQ people. full story POP CULTURE: The Advocate takes a look back on the last 25 years of revolutionary trans love on screen. full story AUSTRALIA: Both lesbian mothers ...

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Marriage Equality Round-Up – February 3rd

Here’s our daily round-up of the marriage equality / LGBT rights stories from all around the internet. If we missed anything, let us know. Enjoy! GENERAL: A new video presented by BBC Raw sheds light on what it’s like to be asexual. full story PEOPLE: Jussie Smollett: “I am a gay man with an extremely open heart. God, I’ve never had to talk about this, so I’m trying to find the words. If I had to label myself, I would label myself as a gay man.” full story PEOPLE: Theodore Shoebat’s latest video features the unhinged antigay activist declaring that Jesus Christ would personally kill gay people with his bare hands, so gentle and merciful in his grace. “Jesus Christ took up a ...

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