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15 Awesome Same Sex Wedding Proposals

Friday, February 14th, 2014

Gay Wedding ProposalsHere’s something else to get you in the mood for Valentine’s Day. Fifteen of the best same sex wedding proposals collected in one place.

The Advocate reports:

It’s Valentine’s Day and love is everywhere. And, in the case of these marriage proposals, love can pop out of nowhere, at any time, even while at a hockey game. Let’s kick off this day of romance by watching some heartfelt and creative marriage proposals. Whether it’s through a flash mob, a touching speech, or in front of a pop diva, these proposals will warm your heart and get you into the Valentine spirit.

Here’s one of our favorites – hit the link above for the rest.

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Your Marriage Equality “Awwwww” Moment of the Day

Sunday, January 19th, 2014

Marriage Proposal Five KidsA gay couple’s five kids helped one of their Dads propose to the other on Christmas Day.

Towleroad.com reports:

Towleroad reader Tommy Hanna sent along a beautiful clip of his proposal to his boyfriend on Christmas, which he did with the assistance of his boyfriend’s five kids. Writes Tommy:” I wanted to share my life event with you all! On Christmas day I proposed to my boyfriend. I come from a traditional Christian Lebanese Family and Paul comes from a Mormon background. He was married before and has 5 children, 4 adopted since birth and also a biological son. I had all the kids help in my proposal but no one knew. They asked me, ‘Who is the gift for?’ And I said, ‘To all of us.’ I Hope you enjoy my video and it makes a difference for all people. No matter where you come from.”

OMG, so sweet. Now I want five kids and I want to go back in time and re-propose to Mark.

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A Little Canadian Flash Mob Happiness For Your Day

Sunday, December 15th, 2013

Flash Mob Proposal OntarioA little Sunday Morning gay wedding proposal flash mob happiness to start off your Sunday.

Towleroad.com reports:

Patrick Stiles proposed to Mike Kennedy on the night of November 23 at the River Run Centre in Guelph, Ontario, Canada with the help of Mika, Elton John, and a flash mob.

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A Little Wedding Proposal Happy for Your Day

Sunday, November 17th, 2013

Gay Wedding ProposalHere’s some gay wedding proposal happiness to brighten your Sunday.

Towleroad.com reports:

A closing ceremony performance by Broadway actress Liz Casasola at the Filipino American National Historical Society of New York’s annual celebration of Filipino-American History Month got personal when Casasola told the crowd she was dedicating the song to Dr. Kevin Nadal, an author and activist. Nadal pretended to be surprised but was actually in on the performance, and had an even bigger surprise planned for his partner RJ Mendoza.

The really sweet part begins just before the 4 minute mark. His partner’s responses are priceless. 🙂

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A Little Wedding Proposal Happy for Your Sunday

Sunday, November 10th, 2013

NYC Flashmob Wedding ProposalWe have a little flashmob gay wedding proposal happiness for you this morning.

On Top Magazine reports:

A gay male couple got engaged at the Frying Pan on Manhattan’s West Side with the help of a flashmob dancing to Nina’s 99 Red Balloons. Lance was led to believe he and boyfriend Harry were at the restaurant to celebrate a friend’s birthday. Instead, Harry prodded him along as they followed the dancers. Lance resisted – “Why is he taking our picture?” he asked – but Harry insisted before being swept away by the crowd. On the restaurant’s top deck, the dancers released dozens of red balloons, then parted as Harry, holding a red balloon, made his way to this boyfriend.

Enjoy! The actual proposal starts at about 4:00. 🙂 Made me cry.

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USA, Illinois: State Representative Proposes to Partner; Obama Thrilled at Vote

Wednesday, November 6th, 2013

Illinois State Rep. Sam YinglngAn Illinois state representative proposed to his partner in the wake of the vote passing the marriage equality bill.

Buzzfeed reports:

Illinois Gov. Pat Quinn may have inadvertently thrown an engagement party Tuesday night. As elected officials, activists and other supporters celebrated the passage of the state’s marriage equality bill at the Governor’s Mansion, Rep. Sam Yingling paused the party to propose to his longtime partner, Lowell Jaffe. “I love that you care about other people more than yourself,” Yingling said as the party cheered. “I want to spend the rest of my life with you.” Yingling and Jaffe stood with their children and Quinn as the crowd applauded their engagement. Jaffe, who was unable to witness the Illinois House — of which Yingling is a member — pass the marriage equality bill, came to the after party. He said he was shocked and surprised.

In related news, President Obama was thrilled by the bill’s passage.

The Washington Blade reports:

President Obama applauded the Illinois Legislature on Tuesday for passing marriage equality legislation in the state where once he served as both a state and federal lawmaker. In a statement made public by the White House on Tuesday, Obama said he’s “overjoyed” over the news that the Illinois Legislature had sent marriage equality legislation to the Gov. Pat Quinn’s desk. “So tonight, Michelle and I are overjoyed for all the committed couples in Illinois whose love will now be as legal as ours – and for their friends and family who have long wanted nothing more than to see their loved ones treated fairly and equally under the law,” Obama said.

Same sex couples can begin to marry in Illinois next June.

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USA, Washington: A Little Happy for Your Day

Saturday, October 19th, 2013

Seattle Wedding ProposalHere’s your dose of happiness for the day – a Seattle wedding proposal from the top of a city bus.

Towleroad reports:

On July 30th I was pulled out of a meeting because of a “disturbance” on the street. When I got to my office window, I saw my girlfriend standing on a bus across the street. What came next was the most genuine, funny, heartfelt marriage proposal.

Congrats to the happy couple!

A Week of Celebrity Same Sex Proposals and Weddings

Tuesday, October 8th, 2013

Gay Wedding CakeWe had quite a week for same sex proposals and weddings this week.

Grey’s Anatomy actor T.R. Knight married his partner.

Towleroad.com reports:

Former Grey’s Anatomy actor T.R. Knight married his boyfriend Patrick on Friday, US Weekly reports: “It [was] very small and quiet,” an insider reveals to Us. One of the more famous faces to attend? Knight’s former ABC costar and close friend Katherine Heigl flew in for the ceremony, the source says. No other details on the fete were immediately available.

Over in Massachusetts, an openly gay Carl Sciortino married his partner Saturday.

The Washington Blade reports:

A gay Massachusetts politician vying to win an upcoming special congressional election married his partner of more than five years on Saturday in a ceremony he says reflects the progress of the LGBT rights movement. State Rep. Carl Sciortino, who’s seeking to represent Massachusetts’ 5th congressional district in the U.S. House, wed his partner of more than five years, Pem Brown, a consultant for non-profit communications, in Boston at the Old South Meeting House.

At Disneyland, Dot Jones, who plays Coach Shannon Biest on Glee, proposed to her partner.

Dot429 reports:

Dot-Marie Jones, who plays Coach Shannon Beiste on Fox’s “Glee,” proposed to her longtime girlfriend Bridgett Casteen at Disneyland’s Anaheim Gay Days on Friday, October 5, 2013. This is Jones’s first marriage, and her fiancée’s second walk down the aisle. The proposal took place, Disney fairytale-style, in front of the Sleeping Beauty castle. “It’s the happiest day of my life,” the 49-year old Emmy nominee told The Advocate. “I never thought I’d find someone that is so loving and kind.”

Congratulations to all the happy couples!

Mexico: Gay Flashmob Proposal in Mexico City

Friday, September 27th, 2013

Mexican Wedding ProposalA little happy for your morning.

On Top Magazine reports:

In a video titled Proyecto Triunfo (Project Triumph) posted on YouTube on Tuesday, Pedroluiz Ibarra documents his marriage proposal to Andres Bernardo. We see Ibarra buying the engagement ring and rehearsing choreography with friends. Bernardo is escorted through several rooms as friends dance to Bruno Mars’ Marry You. Near the end of the song, the dancers part and Ibarra walks into the room, lip syncs, “Hey baby; I know I want to marry you; Is it the look in your eyes; Or is it this dancing juice; Who cares, baby; I think I wanna marry you,” gets down on one knee and produces the engagement ring.

About That Modern Family Wedding

Thursday, September 26th, 2013

Modern Family ProposalThe fifth-season premiere of ABC’s Modern Family featured a marriage proposal that wouldn’t have been possible only months ago. But in the wake of the U.S. Supreme Court’s June decision allowing same-sex marriage in California, producers of the Emmy-winning comedy knew the time was right for its gay couple, Mitchell (Jesse Tyler Ferguson) and Cameron (Eric Stonestreet), to take the plunge. Here, Jeffrey Richman — one of the 20th Television-produced comedy’s two openly gay writer-producers — reveals to The Hollywood Reporter’s Lacey Rose in his own words the emotional process of writing Wednesday night’s landmark episode…

We hadn’t really talked about Mitch and Cam getting married until DOMA and Prop 8 came onto our radar when we got back to work in the middle of May. We don’t usually do California-centric stories — and while we don’t really identify where the characters live, we knew we weren’t going to send them to another state to get married and they weren’t going to have a fake commitment ceremony. We’d avoided that for four seasons. Mitch and Cam have been in a relationship for eight years, they already are a family and they have a daughter, so there needed to be a reason for them to get married. This became the “why now.”

When it actually looked like [same-sex marriage] might become legal, it seemed like we could really make something of that. Then it sort of gathered momentum because it wouldn’t just be a one-off story. It would give us episodes leading up to a wedding, and we’re so hungry for stories. You could see a bachelor party, you could see a party planner, you could see so many things. We spent a lot of time and energy breaking the first story and arcing out potential other stories and then trying to find out, by whatever means we could, how close to being real this was. We were very ahead of ourselves and so enamored by the story arc and the idea that we went way out on a limb.

Authored By Lacey Ross – See the Full Story at the Hollywood Reporter

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