|We fudged the date just a bit, but it made us|
so happy to get all the congrats in the parks!
|Thank you, Governor Cuomo.|
That fact made all the difference. There was a sense of joy and relief. All of the signs that used to say "Together for __ years. Let us get married!" changed to "Together for __ years and finally engaged!" It was a pretty spectacular sight and it made me proud to be an American, a New Yorker, and a gay man. It felt good to be part of a hopeful community on that day. After a nice afternoon at the parade with a friend and a lovely evening at an outdoor restaurant with three margaritas and Tom, I went home and watched True Blood while Tom played L.A. Noire. I went to bed thinking about how lucky I am.
|Dream wedding, please and thank you...|
|...and dream reception thank you and please. |
This may be my favorite room in the parks.
|That's far too much white for my liking.|
|Disneyland Paris may have my favorite |
castle. Stunning. Just stunning.
Overall, our relationship will be just as strong, our love will be just as powerful, our nights will be just as couch-and-television filled, and our days will be just as normal as they always have been. We are a typical, slightly dorky (maybe more than slightly), happy, loving couple. It burns my hide that we have to jump through all of these hoops and play a waiting game because of who we love, but I am patient. I waited thirty years to find the man of my dreams. I can wait a few more for our love to be justly recognized by the government that I pay taxes to, that is supposed to protect me, and that I trust will do what's right by its citizens in the end.
|Underappreciated Disney wedding.|
Simple but elegant.
|This is always the pin at the center|
bottom of my lanyard.
|You know that the Girls would|
totally support marriage equality!
|Please ignore the Hannah Montana pin. |
I have no good explanation.
And we all lived happily ever after.