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Equality Changes Everything


The final weekend of of this years Gay Pride Month in America has come to a close. Our family entered that last weekend with excitement over acceptance from the home we live in. And, let me tell you – equality changes everything. That day, June 26th, 2015, may not mean much to those who don’t understand the need to belong, … Read More »

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Derek’s Wedding Post #1 – Just 52 weeks to go!

David, Lilly, Leo, Taylor & Derek

David has already posted a few entries about our wedding.  Me…I am just getting started.  We will undoubtedly cover some of the same topics — it is “our” wedding after all —  but our perspectives and take-aways will vary.  That, I hope, will keep this as an interesting read.  Being an habitual planner and more comfortable with a framework to … Read More »

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The Guest List


Derek and I are getting married next year. We have been talking about this for the last two plus years. Over the last eight years we have created our amazing family and made friends that have become like family. We have been fortunate so pulling together the guest list should be easy, right?

Well, sort of. Our guest list will … Read More »

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Copper Is The Color

Color Me Copper - Copper Wedding Favors

It seems that these days planning a wedding is a little more than finding a shotgun, a preacher and a witness. I’m kidding of course since I am much too old to be lead to the alter by shotgun… big gay sigh.

Derek and I have been talking about our wedding for over two years now. We were in the … Read More »

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Why Marriage Equality Matters


This talk was given at a local TEDx event, produced independently of the TED Conferences. Ireland’s foremost “gender discombobulist”, Panti, shares her experience of the little, everyday things that can have a huge impact on the wellbeing of gay people. Panti expresses her thoughts on navigating a world in which the simple act of holding hands … Read More »