Anthony Rapp announces engagement to partner

By : John Paul King OF THE WASHINGTON BLADE, COURTESY OF THE NATIONAL LGBT MEDIA ASSOCIATION
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ABOVE: Anthony Rapp and Ken Ithipol, photo courtesy Rapp’s Twitter.

Out actor Anthony Rapp is marrying his boyfriend, and he wants everyone to know about it.

The 48-year old Rapp went on social media Sunday to tell fans and followers he had proposed to partner Ken Ithiphol, saying: “So something happened tonight. I asked Ken if he would marry me and he said yes. I am so very happy and I’m so very thrilled to share this news.”

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Wedding Bells: Amber Kuzma and Shelby Kucharski

By : Aaron Drake
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“I met her on Facebook in a group for lesbians,” Amber Kuzma says about how she met her wife, Shelby Kucharski. “I wasn’t looking for anything as I had recently gotten out of a pretty nasty divorce. However, I had moved from Florida—where there were tons of out people—to Michigan, where I was the token lesbian again.”

The two struck up a conversation about Kucharski’s work as an off-leash dog trainer and that was the beginning.

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For Freedoms Event: “Norman Rockwell: An American Portrait” Screening

By : Meghan Sweeney
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Drop by the Museum during common hour to see Norman Rockwell: An American Portrait, a documentary about the artist who created the “Four Freedoms” series in 1943.  The series includes four oil paintings–Freedom of Speech, Freedom of Worship, Freedom of Want, and Freedom from Fear.
 For Freedoms is a platform for civic engagement, discourse, and direct action for artists in the United States.
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For Freedoms Event: Lawn Sign Activation

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Drop by the Museum to create your own For Freedoms  lawn sign.  For Freedoms is a platform for civic engagement, discourse, and direct action for artists in the United States.
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For Freedoms Event: Throwback Thursdays Tour

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Join us at the Cornell Fine Arts Museum every 3rd Thursday of the month (unless otherwise noted) as we reflect on the past while delving into various historical works on view. Each Throwback Thursday tour explores new works and themes.
This is a For Freedoms related event.  For Freedoms is a platform for civic engagement, discourse, and direct action for artists in the United States.

Watermark’s Wedding Bells: Austin & Philip Gustin-Helms

By : Holly V. Kapherr
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After three months, Austin and Philip made their relationship official. Almost four years later, they heard the words “I now pronounce you married.”

Mississippi native Austin Helms had just moved back to St. Petersburg after living in New York City and wasn’t sure he was ready for a relationship. Then he met Philip Gustin. “The conversation was fun and easy,” he says about their lunch date at The Avenue. “The attraction was obviously there.” Philip remembers being captivated by Austin’s piercing blue eyes. “If I hadn’t been crushing on him already from our texts, I sure was then!”

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‘Orange is the New Black’ star, show writer get engaged

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Orange is the New Black star Samira Wiley and show writer Lauren Morelli are engaged.

The pair posted the same picture on their Instagram accounts Oct. 4. It shows a smiling couple and Wiley flashing a diamond ring.

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Amy Schumer photobombs a gay couple’s engagement shoot

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Amy Schumer has been popping up everywhere. She has a hit show on Comedy Central and a new movie coming out soon and was even featured in a risqué photo shoot for Entertainment Weekly, but now she wants to conquer gay engagement pictures.

According to PEOPLE magazine, Schumer was jogging along in Central Park and came upon photographer Alisha Siegel photographing engaged couple Joseph Turnage and Brandon Moore.

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Couple on “Let’s Make a Deal” leave with money, engagement

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A couple on “Let’s Make a Deal” left with more than their $4,000 winnings this week when contestant David proposed to his boyfriend, Ronald, leading to a joyous and enthusiastic “Yes!”

The crowd cheered and host Wayne Brady sang a tune as the couple embraced and danced in celebration.

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‘Watermark’ wants to feature your wedding or engagement!

By : Samantha Rosenthal
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Watermark wants to feature your wedding or engagement under our new section, “Wedding Bells at Watermark.”

If you’re interested in being featured, please email samanthalenaaa@gmail.com, and include:

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