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COMMITMENT CEREMONY AT THE ABBEY IN WEST HOLLYWOOD A “VOW TO VOTE NO”

COMMITMENT CEREMONY AT THE ABBEY IN WEST HOLLYWOOD A “VOW TO VOTE NO”

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Tonight we went to The Abbey in West Hollywood for a symbolic commitment ceremony hosted by TR Knight and witnessed by Judy Shepard (below). California is set for its biggest political battle in years after it was announced the November ballot would include a constitutional amendment limiting marriage to unions between men and women.

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At 8 pm couples from around the nation “tied the knot” all wearing the Matthew Shepard Erase Hate pendant courtesy of Love and Pride jewelry designer, Udi Behr. 100% of the net proceeds go to the Matthew Shepard Foundation to support diversity programs in education and to help youth organizations establish environments where young people can feel safe and be themselves. You can buy yours HERE.

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Among the 30 couple above, John M. and Jordan B. celebrating 3 years together this week and Michael F. and Gregg B. together for 16 years. Below Robin Tyler and Diane Olson the original plaintiffs in the case that originated the supreme court decision, could not miss this great opportunity to reaffirm their engagement to the cause.

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The ceremony was officiated by the handsome Mayor of West Hollywood Jeffrey Prang (below).

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Below, Steve Oliver and Pepper Mashay performing “Amazing Grace” … and yes, it was pretty amazing !!!! On the picture you may recognize in the background, Ryan Barry aka Armani Exchange model and Reichen’s boyfriend, David Moretti that we photographed and interviewed a couple of weeks ago (see the pictures here) and on the right with the pink shirt the handsome actor Bradley Cooper from Nip/Tuck.

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Below, Udi Behr, who has a little something of Richard Gere with his glasses on 😉

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And now let’s go for a round of celebrities starting by my favorite TR Knight! He is so adorable :-) So is his boyfriend …

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Above Darryl Stephens from Noah’s Arc and Boy Culture, Jai Rodriguez below from Queer Eye.

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The beautiful Kristen Renton from Days of our lives and Jay Leno below. Forget that “gay face” controversy! Jay Leno was there to show his support more info here.

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Above, Candis Cayne that we have previously met at the WGA and below Michael Moloney and Paige Hemmis from Extreme Makeover Home Edition … I LOVE this show :-)

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Below the gorgeous Michelle Clunie from Queer as Folk and our friends Reichen and Ryan that we are going to see again tomorrow night at the Armani Exchange party on Sunset Blvd :-)

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17 Comments

  1. the_killerbing

    05/06/2008 at 2:22 am

    that is NOT! Bradley Cooper!!!
    whoever that is. has a bad case of tanerxic.

  2. grapea

    05/06/2008 at 4:05 am

    Looks like all that American food you two have been indulging in is starting to show…I’m surprised to see how quickly the pounds are really starting to pack on…time to add extra cardio to your workout regime!!!

  3. Toby

    05/06/2008 at 4:20 am

    That’s not Bradley Cooper. At all. Ugh.

  4. julien

    05/06/2008 at 6:23 am

    yep that’s not Bradley Cooper.

  5. Greg

    05/06/2008 at 6:58 am

    Looks like a fun night guys.. BUT, that is not Eduardo Xol in the photo. It’s the stylist from Extreme Makeover, his name is Michael something..

  6. Joshua Miller

    05/06/2008 at 10:43 am

    It was great having you guys there… YOUR THE SWEETEST! :)

  7. Itasca

    05/06/2008 at 10:47 am

    So great to see Steph and Alek having great times and smiling ear to ear. You guys are wonderful and deserve the best.

  8. Alexsander

    05/06/2008 at 1:33 pm

    how sweet! great event! thanks for sharing :)

  9. hector monserratte

    05/06/2008 at 3:59 pm

    truly a moving event!!

  10. Jess

    05/06/2008 at 4:38 pm

    That is also NOT Eduardo Xol, that is Michael Moloney

  11. durrty

    05/06/2008 at 11:26 pm

    I have to say Jordan B. and John M. is a hot couple! OMG! It’s time to celebrate you guys!

  12. Vinod

    05/06/2008 at 11:56 pm

    Now that’s what I called a star STUDded night. Hahaha.
    I love Michelle. Ain’t she’s adorable?

  13. mellow

    06/06/2008 at 5:55 am

    @ grapea , i don’t think it’s the american food , i think it’s all part of getting older … and it’s ok !

  14. sunny

    06/06/2008 at 7:52 am

    wow..our sexy french-american couple is getting fat..but still cute..love the partner-chains

  15. CA

    07/06/2008 at 4:08 pm

    The two guys kissing–is one of them model Bobby Boyd? I think he has been spotlighted on Ohlala before.

  16. tylerD

    08/06/2008 at 6:48 am

    Great event, i had a great time. and bradley cooper was not there-but we would have loved it if he was! 😉

  17. RyanB

    30/10/2009 at 5:04 pm

    LMFAO…Bradley Cooper is me. Tanerxic!! That’s gonna be my new screen name . That made me laugh…yeah I was a bit dark LOL

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