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Featured Gay Friendly Wedding Vendor: Rev. Sarah Gutmann, Port Jefferson, New York

Monday, December 17th, 2012

Rev. Sarah Gutmann, Port Jefferson, New YorkPeriodically 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.

Reverend Sarah Gutmann believes that your wedding should be as special and unique as the two of you are. Together, we will work to fashion a ceremony that incorporates your love story together, your family traditions, any spiritual or religious needs (or nonreligious), and your hopes and dreams as a couple.

I’m an ordained minister and have been a life-long supporter of LGBT rights and marriage equality for gay and lesbian couples. I feel truly honored to have the chance to celebrate this joyous time of your life with the two of you.

See Reverend Sarah’s Expanded Listing on Purple Unions Here

Gay Friendly Wedding Vendors in New York

Featured Gay Friendly Wedding Vendor: Rainbow Vision Ceremonies, New York City

Sunday, February 5th, 2012

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 Friendly Wedding Vendors in New York City

Rainbow Vision Ceremonies, New YorkHello! I’m Roberta Koepfer, and I’m an ordained interfaith minister and celebrant, and I’m certified by the Celebrant USA Foundation and Institute. As a celebrant, I have lots of experience creating and performing religious, spiritual and secular wedding and commitment ceremonies that commemorate your relationship and sacred union.

As an interfaith minister, I respect all philosophies, religions, personal belief systems and traditions.

Deciding to join your partner in a binding union and to create a new family is both a momentous and joyful moment in your lives.

If you are ready to publicly proclaim your intentions to one another, and want to share your happiness through a sacred ceremony, I would love to assist you in creating a special event – wedding, commitment ceremony, civil union, baby welcoming or adoption ceremony, that matches your own personal vision. Share your love with he community that supports you as a couple and as a family.

See the Rainbow Vision Ceremonies Expanded Listing on Purple Unions Here

Featured Gay Friendly Wedding Vendor: F.E.A.S.T. at Round Hill, Washingtonville, NY

Tuesday, December 27th, 2011

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 Friendly Wedding Vendors in Eastern New York

F.E.A.S.T. at Round Hill, Washingtonville, New YorkFEAST brings many years of catering experience in the glorious Hudson Valley and Metropolitan New York region to the table. We are passionate about food and committed to making your event the one you envision.

Whether it’s an elegant wedding held at Round Hill or an intimate cocktail reception at the location of your choice, the professionally trained FEAST team will choreograph every detail to allow you the freedom to relax and enjoy your celebration.

Our goal at FEAST is to help you realize your unique and personal vision for your event. We cater only one event a day at Round Hill so that you are never on the heels of another event. You can begin at whatever time you choose–you have our undivided attention for the day.

Menus are flexible. We incorporate styles, tastes and cuisines from your own background, culture and heritage.

See the F.E.A.S.T. at Round Hill Expanded Listing on Purple Unions Here

Featured Gay Friendly Wedding Vendor: Park Ave Studio Photographer, New York, NY

Friday, December 23rd, 2011

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 Friendly Wedding Vendors in New York City

Park Avenue Studio Photography - New York CityPark Ave Studio was originally started in 1988. We work with six well-known catering halls on Long Island, and have four great wedding photographers on staff. We take pride in being unobtrusive and letting the brides or grooms be the stars.

Our photojournalistic style is both traditional and contemporary, and we offer both color and black and white photography. We can do standard b/w, sepia tone, or black & white with color flowers.

We can also assist you in the design of your wedding album – we have many packages you can choose from, from simple to the whole deal.

You’ve probably spent months planning out all the little details of your perfect day, so let us help you hold on to them forever.

See the Park Ave Studio Photography Expanded Listing on Purple Unions Here

Featured Gay Friendly Wedding Vendor: Amaryllis Ensemble, New York City

Monday, December 19th, 2011

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 Friendly New York City Vendors

Amaryllis Ensemble, New York CityWe founded the Amaryllis Ensemble after completing our studies at the Manhattan School of Music, and we sepcialize unique, customized classical music for events in New York, New Jersey, and Connecticut. We’re not agents; we are musicians who will be playing at your wedding ceremony, cocktail hour, or reception.

Our personal connection will help you create that intimate, elegant, and joyous atmosphere that you desire.

The Amaryllis Ensemble can help you put together a fairy tale ceremony with absolutely beautiful music.

We offer a variety of mixed ensembles including the violin, viola, cello, flute and occasionally trumpet. We can play a wide range of classical works from Bach to Vivaldi, and also can offer Gershwin to Broadway.

The Amaryllis Ensemble was originally founded in 1987, and provides our clients with elegant classical music for wedding ceremonies, receptions, cocktail parties, and corporate events.

See the Amaryllis Ensemble Expanded Listing on Purple Unions Here

NY: New Shows Focus on Marriage Equality

Wednesday, December 15th, 2010

Let Them Eat CakeOne of the often overlooked accomplishments of the experimental theater scene in New York is the longevity of its major figures. Richard Foreman and the Wooster Group have been producing consistently for decades. Following them, artists like Richard Maxwell and the Elevator Repair Service have built long, fertile careers without the usual detours to Hollywood made by more mainstream artists. There is a real pleasure not only in following these artists as they evolve over years, but also in their kind of often elusive work, which provides valuable and revealing context.

It also means that New York has what you might call an institutional avant-garde. “Institutional” is a bad word in some quarters, but judging by the recent return of two members of the so-called N.E.A. Four – artists whose grants were famously vetoed by the National Endowment for the Arts during the first Bush administration – not as much as you might think.

In his new show, “Lay of the Land,” Tim Miller talked about helping found Performance Space 122 in the East Village (where his run ended last week) and fighting for the rights of gay men and lesbians to join another institution: marriage. Sharing Mr. Miller’s wandering, amiable style, Holly Hughes also focuses on the same issue in “Let Them Eat Cake,” which she wrote with Megan Carney and Moe Angelos, and includes a nostalgic digression about Dixon Place, where she is performing.

Full Story from the NY Times

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Gay Marriage Events Today/Tomorrow: West Hollywood; Rochester, NY; DC

Monday, December 13th, 2010

Gay Marriage Events December 13th 2010Here’s our list of events today and tomorrow around the world relating to marriage equality, Don’t Ask Don’t Tell, and other LGBT equality issues. If you know of any other events – rallies, meetings, phonebanking, etc – please use the link below to add your event to our list!

–USA, CA, West Hollywood: 12/14, Love Honor Cherish Meeting, Nat’l Council Of Jewish Women, 7:30 PM.
–USA, CA, West Hollywood: 12/14, Equal Roots Joins Hands & Hearts, West Hollywood EQCA Office, 7:30-9 PM.
–USA, DC, Washington: 12/14, Gay & Lesbian Activists Alliance Meeting, Sumner School Museum, 7 PM.
–USA, NY, Rochester: 12/13, Marriage Equality/EROC Meet-Up, Equal Grounds Coffee Shop, 6:30-8 PM.

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

GOP Takes New York Senate, Gay Marriage Effort DOA

Monday, December 6th, 2010

The prospects of gay marriage becoming law in New York dimmed considerably with a GOP takeover of the state Senate. On Monday, Republican Bob Cohen conceded to Democratic Senator Suzi Oppenheimer, who’ll represent the people of New York’s 37th Senate District.

But Republicans also gained a seat over the weekend after a State Supreme Court justice rejected a request by incumbent Senator Craig M. Johnson for a hand recount, resulting in the victory of Jack Martins. Johnson, however, has said he’ll appeal the decision and has secured a Tuesday hearing.

Democrats gained a 32-30 majority two years ago, but now Republicans will control the chamber – even if Johnson prevails.

Full Story from On Top Magazine

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NY: Governor Paterson Will Not Push for Marriage Equality Bill in Lame Duck Session

Wednesday, December 1st, 2010

New York Governor David PatersonGov. David A. Paterson, still unhappy about the defeat last year of a bill that would have legalized same-sex marriage, reached out to lawmakers recently to see if they would approve it during the lame-duck session this year.

But even the most ardent supporters of the bill, which was resoundingly rejected by the State Senate last December, said the measure would meet the same fate if it were brought to the floor now, and the governor, apparently reaching the same conclusion, has abandoned the idea.

Mr. Paterson described his frustrations over the defeat of the legislation, which was one of his top priorities, as he reflected on his legacy during an appearance on Tuesday evening at the Yale Club in Midtown Manhattan. He also criticized those who led the lobbying effort for its passage, saying they had pushed for action prematurely.

Full Story from the NY Times

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NY: Three Undecided Senate Races May Impact New Gay Marriage Vote

Tuesday, November 23rd, 2010

New York Gay MarriageThe push for gay marriage in New York has a lot riding on the three undecided state Senate races. All three Democrats in those contests – Antoine Thompson in Buffalo, Suzi Oppenheimer in Westchester and Craig Johnson in Nassau – voted to legalize gay marriage last year, when the measure failed 38-24.

None of their Republican opponents is expected to support marriage equality, although it is conceivable that one or more could surprise. The first one to get calls from gay rights groups would be Thompson’s opponent, Mark Grisanti, a former Democrat.

Gay marriage has gained five backers so far this year, including three Queens Democrats: Mike Gianaris, who succeeds retiring George Onorato; Tony Avella, who defeated Sen. Frank Padavan; and Jose Peralta, who won a special election against Hiram Monserrate. In western New York, Tim Kennedy bested Bill Stachowski, and David Carlucci won the seat of the late Republican Tom Morahan in the northern suburbs.

Full Story from Crain’s NY

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