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I became an InterFaith Minister (licensed to officiate weddings in New York, and in most USA states and internationally) in 2007 knowing that soon you, my LGBT brothers and sisters, would be able to get married.
I feel as if I have been preparing for this job all my life. I am a professional actor, storyteller and art therapist. I have performed about 150 weddings. All weddings are moving, but same-sex weddings have a special resonance because LGBT people have been denied the right to marry until now.
As I stood on the street in front of The Stonewall Tavern at the Gay Pride March the Sunday after the Marriage Equality Act was signed into law in New York on July 24, 2011, my life raced before my eyes. I was deeply moved, as I was reminded of how challenging it was to grow up LGBT in New York City in the 1950s. “Queer” meant something shameful, it was something to be whispered about or ridiculed.