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Marriage Rights in 30 States?!

How Exciting!!

15 years ago, when my partner Cindy and I began, we pounded the pavement to spread the word about our new LGBT Wedding Resource.  Few then (including ourselves) truly believed we would witness such a turnaround on the issue of equal marriage rights in such a short time.  Within just a decade and a half, we are set to see equal marriage in at least 30 states and the District of Columbia.  Amazing!

At times, we have thanked the conservative right for their part in this strong leap forward...  Would the issue have garnered so much national attention, without the conservatives making it such a hot-button topic at election times?  It's a valid question, indeed.

Regardless, we are elated at the progress and ongong momentum!  Thanks to all who've taken an active role in ensuring equal rights for the LGBTQ minority in America!  And CONGRATS to all the happy couples who have married!



"Love is Strange"

11178601 detCritics Consensus: Held aloft by remarkable performances from John Lithgow and Alfred Molina, Love Is Strange serves as a graceful tribute to the beauty of commitment in the face of adversity.

97% positive on Rotten Tomatoes!  Kudos to the actors & production team involved with the project!

An History of LGBT Culture in America

Article suggested by Kristi Barnette


Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender People Possess Rights Too!  Branded by many as the civil rights movement for the twenty-first century, the quest for LGBT civil liberties has amplified since the battle kicked off almost eight years ago. Nonetheless, LGBT individuals still continue to experience prejudice in numerous parts of American culture today.

To help straighten out the myths and to give readers some information on the strife that LGBT people have faced to get the movement to where it stands today, we assembled a brief timeline on the topic, which we hope that folks will enjoy reading.

The 30s 40s and 50s: A Tempest on the Horizon  From 1920 to 1923, American, Henry Gerber, worked in Germany; and after browsing some through all-gay publications, which were openly distributed across Europe, Gerber started to become aware of the oppression that American culture had forced upon all homosexual men and woman when accusing them of daily "immoral acts."

Soon after arriving home, Gerber established the Society for Human Rights (SHR) in Chicago, the country's first known homosexual establishment.

John T. Graves quickly registered as president, and both men set up a printing shop for editing and releasing, Friendship and Freedom, America's first gay-interest magazine. However, things were rough back home. The United States throughout the 20s was actually in a status of disarray and misconception in regard to the country's sex laws.

Any sort of LGBT social practice in the 20s was looked at as inexcusable, and publishing openly-gay literature was considered obscene, which generally resulted in public dissent against all homosexuals.



Win Your Dream Wedding!!


Attn Maryland and DC couples!  You can win a FREE Wedding!

Our friend Mozelle Scott-Bey, owner of An Xquisite Affair, is once again offering a free wedding package, complete with venue, DJ services, photography, catering, wedding cake, limo services and more!  She has reached out to us here at to be sure we were aware the LGBTQ couples are welcome and included in this opportunity.  Mozelle has been LGBTQ-friendly for many years and loves helping her lesbian brides & fabulous gay grooms plan their Dream Ceremonies.

The application process is simple, you simply need to write a letter of 350 words or less explaining where and how you first met and something exciting about yourselves that would make the participating vendors eager to work with you in creating your 2015 wedding ceremony.  Detailed information about the giveaway can be found on Mozelle's website:

Further contact info is also listed below.


Mozelle Scott-Bey
An Xquisite Affair
410-258-4926 (Cell)
410-542-5332 (Office)


Rhode Island Mayoral Candidate Brett Smiley

 B-SmileyWorth the quick 15 seconds to watch this infomercial about the mayoral candidate in RI.  And yes, he's family!

The fact that his husband is included in the ad so matter-of-factly speaks volumes as to how far our minority has come in a very short time.  Can you imagine this ad being produced five years ago?  Ten?  Fifteen??

Best of luck to Brett in Providence!

We're hoping he might come out and speak at our 2nd Annual 'Same Love, Same Rights'® LGBT Wedding Expo in Providence on August 4th!