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.
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.
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.
The ceremony was officiated by the handsome Mayor of West Hollywood Jeffrey Prang (below).
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.
Below, Udi Behr, who has a little something of Richard Gere with his glasses on 😉
And now let’s go for a round of celebrities starting by my favorite TR Knight! He is so adorable So is his boyfriend …
Above Darryl Stephens from Noah’s Arc and Boy Culture, Jai Rodriguez below from Queer Eye.
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.
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
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