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Featured Gay Friendly Wedding Vendor: Mendocino Magic, Laytonville, California

Thursday, April 9th, 2015

Mendocino Magic

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.

Unplug! Enjoy your guests and your special time on our totally private 600 acre site. We offer accommodations for 24 in several residences and unlimited camping for your other guests. Feel a million miles away 3 hrs. from the GG Bridge. Very affordable packages. We have one of the largest private reservoirs in the region. Swim, run, kayak, nap … without a neighbor in site. Music til dawn on our 50′ X 60′ stage.

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Featured Gay Friendly Wedding Vendor: Dyker Beach Golf Course, New York, New York

Wednesday, April 8th, 2015

Dyker Beach Golf Course

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.

In the middle of Brooklyn, in the shadow of the Verrazano-Narrows Bridge, you’ll discover an oasis of lush tranquility at the Dyker Beach Golf Course. We offer exceptional choices for weddings, special events and holiday parties, a hidden treasure and a truly unique find in New York City. Our historic facility, originally opened in the 1890’s, has undergone a multi-million dollar renovation, restoring it to its original beauty and grace.

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Featured Gay Friendly Wedding Vendor: Miramonte Resort & Spa, Indian Wells, California

Sunday, March 29th, 2015

Miramonte Resort & Spa

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.

Miramonte Resort is a gay friendly, exceptional wedding venue and service, featuring breathtaking views. Our Palm Springs area resort is right out of a fairy tale, and perfect for yours. Come see if for yourself – imagine marrying the love of your life under the bright & bountiful bougainvillea, olive grove and Italian fountains at the base of the magical Santa Rosa Mountains. Intimate & romantic, at Miramonte, your wedding is tailor made to reflect your vision and create unforgettable memories.

See the Miramonte Resort & Spa Expanded Listing on Purple Unions Here

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Featured Gay Friendly Wedding Vendor: Riverside Hotel, Ft. Lauderdale, Florida

Saturday, March 28th, 2015

The Riverside Hotel

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.

From the first champagne toast to the final dance of the evening, make your wedding dreams come true at Fort Lauderdale’s Riverside Hotel. We offer an array of stunning venues that range from a lush garden setting to an elegant ballroom.

See the Riverside Hotel Expanded Listing on Purple Unions Here

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Featured Gay Wedding Vendor: Princeton Manor, Princeton, Massachusetts

Friday, March 27th, 2015

Princeton Manor

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.

Princeton Manor is a country summer estate an hour from Boston. Lawns, gardens, views, and the associated farm combine to make this a peaceful, spiritual venue. We are best suited to intimate events from two to seventy five. Located in Central Massachusetts, Princeton Manor is perched on the side of Wachusett Mountain, convenient to Boston and other Massachusetts locations. Goat Ridge Farm is part of this country estate.

See the Princeton Manor Expanded Listing on Purple Unions Here

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Featured Gay Friendly Wedding Vendor: Mansion Inn, Rock City Falls, New York

Thursday, February 26th, 2015

Mansion Inn - Rock City Falls, New York

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.

Gay Owned New York Wedding Location – Historic 9 room Inn, located 7 miles from downtown Saratoga Springs, let us help you create the perfect event.

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USA, Tennessee: Marriage Equality Events Next Week

Friday, August 23rd, 2013

Tennessee Marriage Equality DayAre you familiar with Tennessee Senate Joint Resolution 134? Better known as “ido4life Traditional Marriage Day,” the Tennessee legislature, in its infinite wisdom, designated August 31 as a day to “commemorate certain individuals, groups, organizations, ideas and ideals” – namely the institution of traditional marriage. Because there haven’t been 364 other days of that celebration in Tennessee since . . . forever?

You see according to your elected officials, “married women have lower rates of depression and are more financially secure” (possibly because they do not make as much as their male counterparts) and “the children of traditional marriage have fewer emotional issues” (because 2011 reported divorce rates in Tennessee neared 50 percent and no child of divorce has emotional issues).

In response to this celebration, the GLBT community and its allies are gathering across Tennessee to support Marriage Equality. Designated Marriage Equality Day by Tennessee Equality Project (TEP), TEP states in their proclamation that “the best way to uphold the value of marriage in our state is to open this venerable institution to committed, loving couples regardless of their sexual orientation or gender identity” and “studies are beginning to show the public health and economic benefits of marriage equality to the people of jurisdictions where marriage equality is enshrined in law.”

Just last week, working jointly with community lawyers, TEP encouraged couples to apply for marriage licenses as the first step to Tennessee’s same-sex marriage legal challenge.

Join TEP and the community across Tennessee with events in Nashville, Memphis, Knoxville, Cookeville, Chattanooga and Madison County. Details for events below:

Friday August 30:

Ice Cream for Love (Knoxville, Tn): This family friendly event will be an ice cream sundae social like Knoxville has never seen. TEP and GLSEN East TN are teaming up to serve you big scoops of equality and cool treats. The event will take place in Tyson Park from 6 – 8 p.m..

Cost per individual is $10 or $25 per family; funds benefit both organizations. Oak Ridge safe schools advocate Marcel Neergaard will be honored for his work. The event will also feature a performance by Knoxville Gay Men’s Chorus. Something to sing about, indeed!

Saturday August 31:

Nashville Rally: TEP joins forces with the HRC Nashville Steering Committee for their Marriage Equality Day rally. The event will take place at Public Square at the Metro Courthouse. The event begins at 4 p.m.. Attendees are encouraged to make signs for marriage equality.

Memphis Rally: Join Memphis and the Shelby County Commission Saturday evening beginning at 7 p.m. at the First Congregational Church (1000 S. Cooper St.). Attendees are encouraged to make signs for marriage equality.

Chattanooga Rally: Join Chattanooga when they hold their rally outside the Mayor’s office from 2 – 4 p.m. (101 E. 11th St. #200). The event will host guest speakers to include: Matt Nevels from PFLAG Chattanooga, Chuck Hill and Mario Forte, Kat Cooper from Collegedale, TN, Ardyce Mercier and Marcus Ellsworth. Additionally there will be live entertainment.

Upper Cumberland Rally: TEP Upper Cumberland Committee will gather at the Putnam County Courthouse from 5:30 -7 p.m.. Attendees are encouraged to make signs for marriage equality.

West Tennessee FamilyFun Fest: West Tennessee hosts its 2nd Annual FamilyFun Fest on August 31 at Phoenix Christian Church (400 Exchange Rd., Wildersville, TN Exit 108 off I-40). Sponsored by the TEP Foundation, the event will feature live music, raffles, silent/live auction, children’s activities and more. Event begins at 2 p.m.

Source: Out and About Asheville

Day of Decision Events for Marriage Equality

Sunday, June 23rd, 2013

San Francisco Marriage Equality RallyMarriage Equality USA has put together a great set of events in 25 states so far. Here’s our list of events – you can also see the current list at the United for Marriage: Decision Day site.

Note: All day of Decision events here are dated Tuesday, 6/25 unless they have a set date; tomorrow is the next possible day for the release of the DOMA and Prop 8 Decisions. If they are not released tomorrow, we will forward the dates to the next date (probably Thursday, 6/27).

  • USA, AK, Anchorage: Jun 27, US Supreme Court Day of Decision Rally, Federal Courthouse, 7th & C Sts, 5 PM. Details

  • USA, AR, Fayetteville: Jun 25, US Supreme Court Day of Decision Rally, Corner Dickson St/N. College Ave, 4-7 PM. Details

  • USA, AZ, Phoenix: Jun 25, US Supreme Court Day of Decision Rally, TBD, TBD. Details

  • USA, CA, Bakersfield: Jun 25, US Supreme Court Day of Decision Rally, TBD, 5-8 PM. Details

  • USA, CA, Chico: Jun 25, US Supreme Court Day of Decision Rally, TBD, 6 PM. Details

  • USA, CA, Contra Costa: Jun 25, US Supreme Court Day of Decision Rally, Rainbow Comm Ctr, 6:30 PM. Details

  • USA, CA, Eureka: Jun 25, US Supreme Court Day of Decision Rally, Arcata Plaza & Eureka Courthouse, 6 PM. Details

  • USA, CA, Fairfield: Jun 25, US Supreme Court Day of Decision Rally, Solano County Government Center, 6:30 PM. Details

  • USA, CA, Fresno: Jun 25, US Supreme Court Day of Decision Rally, City Hall, 6-8 PM. Details

  • USA, CA, Guerneville: Jun 25, US Supreme Court Day of Decision Rally, Flag pole in downtown, 6 PM. Details

  • USA, CA, Hanford: Jun 25, US Supreme Court Day of Decision Rally, Civic Park, 5:30 PM. Details

  • USA, CA, Healdsburg: Jun 25, US Supreme Court Day of Decision Rally, Healdsburg Bar & Grill, 7:30-10:30 PM. Details

  • USA, CA, Long Beach: Jun 25, US Supreme Court Day of Decision Rally, The Grand, Long Beach Event Center, 7 PM. Details

  • USA, CA, Merced: Jun 25, US Supreme Court Day of Decision Rally, Bob Hart Square, 7 PM. Details

  • USA, CA, Mountain View: Jun 25, US Supreme Court Day of Decision Rally, Mountain View CalTrain station, 6 PM. Details

  • USA, CA, Oakland: Jun 25, US Supreme Court Day of Decision Rally, Uptown Art Park, 5:30 PM. Details

  • USA, CA, Palm Springs: Jun 25, US Supreme Court Day of Decision Rally, Tahquitz and Palm Canyon , 6 PM. Details

  • USA, CA, Porterville: Jun 25, US Supreme Court Day of Decision Rally, City Hall, TBD. Details

  • USA, CA, Rancho Cucamonga: Jun 25, US Supreme Court Day of Decision Rally, Foothill And Day Creek, 8:30 PM. Details

  • USA, CA, Redwood City: Jun 25, US Supreme Court Day of Decision Rally, San Mateo County Clerk’s Office, 5 PM. Details

  • USA, CA, Riverside: Jun 25, US Supreme Court Day of Decision Rally, 7th (Mission Inn Avenue) and Lemon, TBD. Details

  • USA, CA, Sacramento: Jun 25, US Supreme Court Day of Decision Rally, West Steps of the Capitol, 6 PM. Details

  • USA, CA, San Diego: Jun 25, US Supreme Court Day of Decision Rally, Hillcrest Pride Flagpole, 5-7:30 PM. Details

  • USA, CA, San Francisco: Jun 25, US Supreme Court Day of Decision Rally, Casto & Market, 6:30 PM. Details

  • USA, CA, San Francisco: Jun 29-Jun 30, Lambda Legal at San Francisco Pride. Details

  • USA, CA, San Luis Obispo: Jun 25, US Supreme Court Day of Decision Rally, 1060 Palm St., TBD. Details

  • USA, CA, Santa Ana: Jun 25, US Supreme Court Day of Decision Rally, 211 W. Santa Ana Blvd, 6:30 PM. Details

  • USA, CA, Santa Barbara: Jun 25, Day of Decision Community Gathering, County Courthouse, 6 PM. Details

  • USA, CA, Santa Cruz: Jun 25, US Supreme Court Day of Decision Rally, City Hall, 6 PM. Details

  • USA, CA, Santa Cruz: Jun 25, US Supreme Court Day of Decision Rally, Santa Cruz County Courthouse Steps, 5:30-7 PM. Details

  • USA, CA, Vallejo: Jun 25, US Supreme Court Day of Decision Rally, TBD, TBD. Details

  • USA, CA, Vallejo: Jun 25, US Supreme Court Day of Decision Rally, TBD, TBD. Details

  • USA, CA, West Hollywood: Jun 25, US Supreme Court Day of Decision Rally, San Vicente and Santa Monica Blvd, 5:30 PM. Details

  • USA, CO, Denver: Jun 25, US Supreme Court Day of Decision Rally, State Capitol, 8 AM-9 PM. Details

  • USA, FL, Ft. Lauderdale: Jun 25, US Supreme Court Day of Decision Rally, 2040 N. Dixie Highway, 5:30 PM. Details

  • USA, FL, Jacksonville: Jun 25, US Supreme Court Day of Decision Rally, Hemming Plaza, 7-9:30 PM. Details

  • USA, FL, Miami: Jun 25, US Supreme Court Day of Decision Rally, LGBT Visitors Center, 6-8 PM. Details

  • USA, FL, Orlando: Jun 25, US Supreme Court Day of Decision Rally, Lake Eola Bandshell, 6:30-8:30 PM. Details

  • USA, FL, Pensacola: Jun 25, US Supreme Court Day of Decision Rally, US District Court, 6 PM. Details

  • USA, FL, St. Petersburg: Jun 25, US Supreme Court Day of Decision Rally, North Straub Park, 5 PM. Details

  • USA, FL, Tallahassee: Jun 25, US Supreme Court Day of Decision Rally, Old State Capitol Building, 4:30-6:30 PM. Details

  • USA, FL, Tampa: Jun 25, US Supreme Court Day of Decision Rally, Sam M. Gibbons U.S. Federal Courthouse, 7 PM. Details

  • USA, FL, West Palm Beach: Jun 25, US Supreme Court Day of Decision Rally, City Hall/Library, 4 PM. Details

  • USA, GA, Atlanta: Jun 25, US Supreme Court Day of Decision Rally, Corner 10th/Piedmont, 5 PM. Details

  • USA, GA, Savannah: Jun 25, US Supreme Court Day of Decision Rally, Wright Square, 5 PM. Details

  • USA, HI, Honolulu: Jun 25, US Supreme Court Day of Decision Rally, TBD, TBD. Details

  • USA, IL, Chicago: Jun 25, US Supreme Court Day of Decision Rally, 3403 N. Halstead St., 7 PM. Details

  • USA, IL, Urbana: Jun 25, US Supreme Court Day of Decision Rally, Corner Green St/Wright St, 7-8 PM. Details

  • USA, IN, Bloomington: Jun 25, US Supreme Court Day of Decision Rally, Monroe County Courthouse, 5:30 PM. Details

  • USA, IN, Lafayette: Jun 25, US Supreme Court Day of Decision Rally, TBD, TBD. Details

  • USA, KS, Hutchinson: Jun 25, US Supreme Court Day of Decision Rally, Avenue A Park, 5:30-9 PM. Details

  • USA, MA, Boston: Jun 25, US Supreme Court Day of Decision Rally, Lir, 903 Boylston St., 6-8:30 PM. Details

  • USA, MA, Cambridge: Jun 25, US Supreme Court Day of Decision Rally, Cambridge City Hall, 5:30 PM. Details

  • USA, MI, Ann Arbor: Jun 25, US Supreme Court Day of Decision Rally, Jim Toy Comm Ctr, 4 PM. Details

  • USA, MI, Detroit: Jun 25, US Supreme Court Day of Decision Rally, Geary Park, 6-9 PM. Details

  • USA, MI, Ferndale: Jun 25, US Supreme Court Day of Decision Forum, LGBTQ Comm Ctr, 3 PM. Details

  • USA, MI, Grad Rapids: Jun 25, US Supreme Court Day of Decision Meeting, Fountain Street Church, 6-8 PM. Details

  • USA, NC, Wilson: Jun 27, US Supreme Court Day of Decision Video Presentation, Golden Corral, 6-9 PM. Details

  • USA, NC, Winston-Salem: Jun 25, US Supreme Court Day of Decision Rally, Winston Square Park Amphitheater, 6:30 PM. Details

  • USA, NV, Las Vegas: Jun 25, US Supreme Court Day of Decision Rally, Gay & Lesbian Comm Ctr, 5 PM. Details

  • USA, NY, Albany: Jun 25, US Supreme Court Day of Decision Rally, State Capitol, TBD. Details

  • USA, NY, Buffalo: Jun 25, US Supreme Court Day of Decision Party, El Museo Gallery, 7 PM. Details

  • USA, NY, New York: Jun 25, US Supreme Court Day of Decision Rally, Stonewall Inn, 5:30 PM. Details

  • USA, NY, Rochester: Jun 25, US Supreme Court Day of Decision Rally, Washington Square Park, 5-7 PM. Details

  • USA, NY, Syracuse: Jun 25, US Supreme Court Day of Decision Meeting, First English Lutheran, 5:30 PM. Details

  • USA, OH, Akron: Jun 25, US Supreme Court Day of Decision Rally, Akron at Square, 7-10 PM. Details

  • USA, OH, Athens: Jun 25, US Supreme Court Day of Decision Party, Casa Nueva Restaurant, 5 PM. Details

  • USA, OH, Cincinnati: Jun 25, US Supreme Court Day of Decision Party, Below Zero Lounge, 5-7 PM. Details

  • USA, OH, Cleveland: Jun 25, US Supreme Court Day of Decision Party, Twist, 5-7 PM. Details

  • USA, OH, Cleveland: Jun 25, US Supreme Court Day of Decision Rally, City Hall, TBD. Details

  • USA, OH, Columbus: Jun 25, US Supreme Court Day of Decision Party, Level Dining Lounge, 5-7 PM. Details

  • USA, OH, Dayton: Jun 25, US Supreme Court Day of Decision Party, MJ’s Cafe, 5-7 PM. Details

  • USA, OH, Toledo: Jun 25, US Supreme Court Day of Decision Party, Tony Packos, 5-7 PM. Details

  • USA, OH, Youngstown: Jun 25, US Supreme Court Day of Decision Party, Lemon Grove, 7-10 PM. Details

  • USA, OR, Eugene: Jun 25, US Supreme Court Day of Decision Rally, Wayne Morse Free Speech Plaza, 5-7 PM. Details

  • USA, OR, Portland: Jun 25, US Supreme Court Day of Decision Rally, Waterfront Park or Terry Schrunk Plaza, 5-7 PM. Details

  • USA, PA, Harrisburg: Jun 25, US Supreme Court Day of Decision Rally, Federal Courthouse, 2-4 PM. Details

  • USA, PA, Harrisburg: Jun 25, US Supreme Court Day of Decision Rally, State Capitol Bldg, 10 AM. Details

  • USA, PA, Philadelphia: Jun 25, US Supreme Court Day of Decision Rally, Independence Hall, 6-9 PM. Details

  • USA, PA, Pittsburgh: Jun 25, US Supreme Court Day of Decision Rally, Sixth Presbyterian Church, 7 PM. Details

  • USA, SC, Columbia: Jun 25, US Supreme Court Day of Decision Rally, SC Equality offices, 9 AM-12 PM. Details

  • USA, TX, Austin: Jun 25, US Supreme Court Day of Decision Rally, City Hall, 6:30 PM. Details

  • USA, TX, Dallas: Jun 25, US Supreme Court Day of Decision Rally, Frank H. Caven Memorial garden, 7-10 PM. Details

  • USA, TX, San Antonio: Jun 25, US Supreme Court Day of Decision Rally, Court House, 6:30 PM. Details

  • USA, UT, Salt Lake City: Jun 25, US Supreme Court Day of Decision Party, Club Sound, 4 PM. Details

  • USA, VA, Norfolk/Hampton Roads: Jun 25, US Supreme Court Day of Decision Rally, Federal Courthouse, 6:30 PM. Details

  • USA, VA, Richmond: Jun 25, US Supreme Court Day of Decision Rally, Jhn Marshall Courthouse, 10 AM-12 PM. Details

  • USA, VA, Richmond: Jun 25, US Supreme Court Day of Decision Party, Portrait House, 7 PM-2 AM. Details

  • USA, VA, Statewide: Jun 22-Jun 23, Cookout for Marriage Equality 2013. Details

  • USA, WA, Olympia: Jun 23, Equal Rights Washington at Olympia Pride. Details

  • USA, WA, Seattle: Jun 25, US Supreme Court Day of Decision Rally, Federal Courthosue, 5-6:30 PM. Details

  • USA, WA, Seattle: Jun 30, Equal Rights Washington at Seattle Pride. Details

  • USA, WI, Madison: Jun 25, US Supreme Court Day of Decision Rally, Shamrock Bar, 5-9 PM. Details

  • USA, WV, Charleston: Jun 25, US Supreme Court Day of Decision Rally, Lee Street Lounge, TBD. Details

  • USA, WV, Morgantown: Jun 25, US Supreme Court Day of Decision Rally, Morgantown Brewing Co, 5 PM. Details

If you can make it to one of the rallies, please go – if it’s good news, we’ll celebrate together. if it’s not, we’ll push on ahead without the Supremes.

Upcoming Marriage Equality Events

Wednesday, February 20th, 2013

Upcoming Marriage Equality EventsHere’s our list of upcoming marriage equality events. If you know of any other events – rallies, meetings, phonebanking, etc – please use the link below to add your event to our list!

Full Events List/Add Your Own Event: http://www.purpleunions.com/mn/gay-marriage-events-list.html

Upcoming Marriage Equality Events

Friday, January 11th, 2013

Upcoming Marriage Equality EventsHere’s our list of upcoming marriage equality events. If you know of any other events – rallies, meetings, phonebanking, etc – please use the link below to add your event to our list!

Full Events List/Add Your Own Event: http://www.purpleunions.com/mn/gay-marriage-events-list.html