Jim Parsons marries longtime partner Todd Spiewak

By : MARIAH COOPER OF THE WASHINGTON BLADE, COURTESY OF THE NATIONAL GAY MEDIA ASSOCIATION
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Jim Parsons wed his longtime boyfriend Todd Spiewak at the Rainbow Room in New York City on Saturday, Page Six reports.

“The Big Bang Theory” star, 44, posted a photo of the wedding on Instagram captioned, “5.13.17 Rainbow Room, NYC.” Parsons and Spiewak were together for 14 years before tying the knot. Parsons is usually quiet about his private life, but he celebrated the couple’s anniversary last November with an Instagram post.

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‘OITNB’ star Samira Wiley weds longtime girlfriend

By : MARIAH COOPER OF THE WASHINGTON BLADE, COURTESY OF THE NATIONAL GAY MEDIA ASSOCIATION
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“Orange is the New Black” star Samira Wiley wed her longtime girlfriend Lauren Morelli in Palm Springs on Saturday.

Wiley and Morelli’s ceremony and reception will be featured in the June issue of Martha Stewart Weddings. The magazine reports the couple wore dresses designed by Christian Siriano. Wiley’s parents, who are pastors at Covenant Baptist United Church of Christ in D.C., officiated the ceremony.

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Overheard in Orlando: Aid an ally

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You’re in the Jungle Baby, and you’re gonna dance! The new gala-fundraiser for the Center gets a brand new name, Welcome to the Jungle, a Savage Soiree, previously titled Jungle Fever has a new name and will be held on June 17. The event page on Facebook promises a night of dancing (courtesy of DJ Twisted Dee), silent auction, casino and surprise performances. The invite also suggest that costumes are not required but highly suggested, and although a location has yet to be named, we’re already picking out various animal print patterns for the big night.

Zebra Hopes-ta Win-a
The Zebra Coalition is hoping you share their post and hashtag it #WinABellaGala. By doing so, you will increase the chances for the Zebra Coalition to win a $25,000 gala thrown by the beautiful Bella Colina. The venue, popular in the wedding markets and seen in our 2015 LGBT Wedding Guide, looks like it was plucked right out of Tuscany and placed in the beautiful hills of Monteverde, FL – minutes outside from Downtown Orlando. On February 17, The Bella Collina met with the Zebra Coalition as they were in the running for the Win a Bella Gala. Visit the Zebra Coalition’s Facebook page and share and hashtag the post to increase their chances to win.

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Mexico continues to chip away for marriage equality

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Mexico City (AP) – Mexico’s Supreme Court has struck down language in a Jalisco state law that defines marriage as between a man and woman.

The decision means Jalisco becomes the fourth jurisdiction nationwide where gay couples can automatically get married, joining Coahuila and Quintana Roo states along with Mexico City.

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America is angry but not at gay people

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America is angry about a lot of things, but same-sex marriage is not one of them, this according to a survey by NBC News and Esquire magazine.

The survey, titled “American Rage,” asked 3,000 Americans about what makes them angry and how often they get angry. The biggest disclosures of the survey that might make you say hmm: half of all Americans are angrier now than they were a year ago, white Americans are the angriest race and very few people are angry that same-sex marriage is legal.

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Associated Press poll: Gay marriage top Florida story of 2015

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Miami (AP) – Florida’s biggest news story for 2015 happened in the year’s first days, when the state became the 36th with legalized gay marriage, according to an Associated Press poll of the state’s newspaper and broadcast editors.

Gay marriage easily beat out the No. 2 story, the long-running saga over the districts the Florida Legislature drew for Congress and the state Senate that had to be redrawn because they violated the state’s 2010 anti-gerrymandering law.

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There’ll be angels singing, “Our day has come.” Terri Binion’s simple (and amazing) syrup makes us cry at the holidays

By : Billy Manes
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There are a lot of stellar things we could say about local singer-songwriter Terri Binion, but she generally sings far better than our speaking cadence.

Last year, Binion filmed a video for a new song, “Goin’ to California.” This writer was there; he cried.

You see, Binion’s story is one of grace and patience, love and disappointment. Her wife, Tracy Irwin, passed in 2011 under dramatically terrible circumstances. The two were legally wed, but said marriage was not recognized in Florida. The legal battle was terrible by all accounts. (You can read said accounts here). Binion was not treated fairly. Still, she has soldiered on in the sweetest way you’d ever notice, and she has made a new record about her love and her loss. She’s running a Kickstarter campaign for her new album (and doing quite well, deservedly) called The Day after the Night Before and will be on WPRK 91.5 FM at 4 p.m. today with Julie Norris’ “Front Porch Radio” talkabout. Click through to watch “Goin’ to California” and tune in Norris’ show here. Try not to cry. We dare you.

Nathan Lane and Devlin Elliot tied the knot

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“Whatever I am, he made me,” and someone has made Nathan Lane a married man!

The 59-year-old film and Broadway star wed his partner, producer and playwright Devlin Elliott, at New York City Hall Nov. 17, according to PEOPLE.

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Charlie Sheen is HIV-positive, has been blackmailed

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NEW YORK (AP) – Former Two and a Half Men star Charlie Sheen has HIV.

In an interview Nov. 17 on NBC’s Today, the 50-year-old actor said he tested positive for the virus that causes AIDS about four years ago, but that, thanks to a rigorous drug regimen, he’s healthy.

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Ireland celebrates first same-sex marriages

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DUBLIN (AP) — Ireland celebrated its first gay marriages on Nov. 17, six months after voters overwhelmingly chose to legalize the practice in the traditionally conservative Catholic nation.

Dozens of couples nationwide converted their existing civil partnerships into full marriages in brief ceremonies in often less-than-romantic settings, such as antiseptic hospital offices where births and deaths also are recorded.

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Mormon leader attempts delicate balance between anti-gay and inclusive stances

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Salt Lake City (AP) – A high-ranking Mormon leader reiterated the religion’s commitment to promoting families led by married heterosexual couples, but also urged attendees at a conservative conference not to shun those with opposing views.

M. Russell Ballard’s Oct. 27 remarks illustrate the faith’s ongoing attempt to delicately balance a softened tone toward LGBT people with a doctrinal belief that God mandated marriage be between a man and a woman.

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North Carolina magistrates refuse to perform same-sex marriage

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MARION, N.C. (AP) — Magistrates in a northwestern North Carolina county are refusing to perform same-sex marriages, citing the state’s religious exemption law, and officials in a neighboring county are stepping in to help.

Four McDowell County magistrates recused themselves from performing the ceremonies, WLOS-TV in Asheville reported Sept. 10. Magistrates from neighboring Rutherford County are substituting.

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