9 Things to Do in L.A. to Celebrate Marriage Equality
After months of deliberation, the Supreme Court of the United States has ruled that the Constitution guarantees a right to same-sex marriage. For gay Angelenos looking to connect with their community and revel in the momentous occasion, the queer mecca of West Hollywood is hosting several events and parties this weekend to commemorate this triumph, and possibly bump into the man who just may be your future husband.
Decision Day Rally
Seven years after the protests against Prop 8, LGBT Angelenos from across the city will once again converge on the heart of WeHo. This time, instead of fighting against intolerance, they will be basking in acceptance and equality. Friday, June 26, 6 p.m., West Hollywood Park
Other decision day rallies, according to the Long Beach Press-Telegram:
Lancaster, 5-8 p.m., organized by the OUTreach Center, corner of Avenue K and 15th St. West
Long Beach, 5:30 p.m., Long Beach Civic Center, 333 W. Ocean Blvd.
Pasadena, 6 p.m., 340 Lake Ave., between Corson and East Maple streets near the Lake Gold Line Station
WeHo's favorite Australian party boy Luke Nero wants to share the love from down under by dedicating this week's Bondi party to the marriage equality victory. What better way to commemorate his fellow gays than with strong drinks and even stronger Aussie boys in speedos. Friday, June 26, 9 p.m., Revolver
Continue the jubilation by moseying over to La Cienega grab a drink at gayborhood's hottest Friday night party. No cover and open bar from 10-11 p.m. means more dollars you can shove down the goo boys' undies. No judgement; there ain't no ring on your finger… yet. Friday, June 26, 10 p.m., Greystone Manor
Coincidentally, on Saturday, Second City is performing an original musical called Armagayddon, and the plot is described as such: "Gay marriage just passed in the U.S. and when a straight couple runs to escape the gay’s ”evil agenda” they find out who the real sinners are." Sat., Jun 27, 8 p.m., through Aug. 15, Second City
Saturday Night Slut
It won't be long before the gays settle down for the simple life, so you party boys should get in as much crazy now as possible. Be sure to visit Jonny "Gay Pimp" McGovern's Saturday night raunch fest and celebrate with jockstrap clad dudes and $1 drinks. Sat., Jun 27, 10 p.m., Fubar
The battle for same sex marriage has been waged for nearly a decade, so you might as well celebrate all weekend. Cruise over to Robertson for WeHo's premiere Saturday night party for $5 drinks until 11. Sat., June 27,
8 p.m., HERE Lounge
While not holding an official event, Weho's premiere queer cowboy saloon has already begun offering the space as a same-sex wedding venue. Its New York City location has already hosted its first ceremony and it looks like it will be far from the last. Swing by this weekend for a whisky and the sight of adorable bartenders line dancing on the bar's table tops. Maybe one day you will be in the bar, redefining "shotgun wedding" for yourself. All weekend long, Flaming Saddles
The Holy Matrimony at Gracias Madre
A marriage equality-themed drink the restaurant just thought up, described as such: "a boozy snowcone featuring Avion blanco tequila, organic lime juice, cilantro agave, pink Himalayan salt, celery bitters, orange bitters, and crushed ice that's capped off with a rainbow created with organic food coloring." Fri.-Sun., June 26-28, Gracias Madre
The movie comes out today and is a gay marriage allegory
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