An upstate New York farm has been fined by the state Division on Human Rights for refusing to host a wedding for a lesbian couple two years ago. Liberty Ridge Farm is located in Schaghticoke, New York, a 7,000-person town some 30 miles north of Albany. When Melisa Erwin and Jennie McCarthy decided t ... More >>
Melissa McCarthy is a gifted, award winning comic actress who shines in good material. But I couldn't get through all of Identity Thief, which squanders Melissa's talents by making her sink really low, and not in a fun way. After the lady crapped in the sink in Bridesmaids, I guess Hollywood thoug ... More >>
People on the gay sex app Grindr rally know their stuff (even if they never quite learned the proper spelling of Grinder). So the app polled them about the gayest places in the world, and they voted with one hand while doing God knows what with the other. Here are the illustrious winners: Gayest ... More >>
This afternoon EV Grieve posted about a party that really takes the cake, or rather, the pastrami sandwich. A couple had their black tie wedding reception yesterday at Katz's Delicatessen. Ivanka Trump tweeted about the event including pictures of the menu and the party favors. We talked to Kevin ... More >>
It's a nice day for a nonwhite wedding
MENY president Cathy Marino-Thomas hugs Lt. Dan ChoiBetween the "Rainbow Chuppa," the Avenue Q puppets, the scores of happy brides and grooms, and even a glitter bomb, the scene in Foley Square yesterday outside of Manhattan's Marriage Bureau felt like a carnival. It was a little disconcertin ... More >>
Elizabeth Hodes Custom CakesYes, that cake topper is holding a noose. We were quite intrigued by the notion that someone would order a sperm-whale wedding cake from Ron Ben-Israel. Really, a sperm whale? Because you know that is the only thing people will be talking about 10 years after you ... More >>
CoolhausJust in time for Wedding Week (and Sunday), we have word via this lovely Chow video that that Coolhaus founders Freya Estreller and Natasha Case are engaged to be married. Congratulations, ladies! And keep in mind that ice cream trucks apparently make a great wedding getaway vehicles. ... More >>
Maybe one day Mister Softee will perform ceremoniesNo longer just vehicles that feed the hungry masses, food and ice cream trucks have reached a whole new apogee of whack. They are now being used for newlyweds' grand entrances and exits.
After July 24, no oneThe New York Civil Liberties Union has created an excellent guide to what same-sex couples can expect legally after they've tied the knot. The Marriage Equality Act creates a certain level of legal equality for same-sex couples under New York State law, but in no way does ... More >>
Since late Friday night, much has changed for gay couples who are now free to get married in New York state; may everyone who wants to eat plain pizza and Baskin Robbins while looking "miserable." But seriously, it's a huge step, and as after every bit of forward progress, there's the impatie ... More >>
Bridesmaids, the Kristen Wiig-penned and Judd Apatow-produced "anti-chick flick," has officially been declared a success. Most reviewers, including our own, seemed to enjoy it. The film beat low expectations and took in nearly $25 million dollars in its opening weekend. This probably means th ... More >>
And we finally stop insulting Guatemalans!
Yum! Brands, which owns fast-food chains KFC and Taco Bell, earned less than expected in the first quarter, while Chipotle beat expectations. [Forbes] Fabio Parasecoli, coordinator of the New School's Food Studies program, was in Union Square teaching a "pop up" college course on local and s ... More >>
Doesn't it seem like everyone's writing about relationship politics these days? Not that that's any different from ever before. Now we've got this: an article arguing that although 20-something men are mainly slobs in dirty sweatpants watching Onion Sports Dome, they still have the upper hand ... More >>
Bruno and Solomon, the grooms. 1. Cute. 2. This is a step in the right direction for the whole country. 3. So, they're in love? 4. So, they're gay?
CLICK HERE for my column in which I describe an early-stages walking tour of The Out NYC, the hotel complex where every gay in the world will converge next year -- or at least every gay I know.
We've seen a lot of "wedding dance" videos over the last year, whether they're epic proposals, or walks down the aisle, or whatever: YouTube has empowered the wedding party beyond any reasonable stretch of the imagination. Well, anyone who ever wants to reach at greatness in this regard now ... More >>
Her fantastic, deceptively cynical new record, Homeland, asks the questions anyway
In this incredibly awkward wedding ceremony, the "I-Fairy" robot with the whiny kid-voice and the faux tennis shoes is actually the least robotic of the participants, we think.
Methinks at least one person in our office who is not me is gonna be super jazzed about this. Maybe she'll do this at their wedding.
Traditional Chinese folkloric travels to Carnegie Hall
As they like to do from time to time ("Rev. Moon matches up each couple a month [or less] in advance, selecting from among the membership"), the Unification Church (known affectionately around here as the Moonies) last week held a mass wedding in several world cities including New York. Can't fin ... More >>
Let's pretend you're straight--or if you're not, you're living in a state where those kind of people can get married. You'll find that the most important thing about the big day--even more so than what to wear--becomes the wedding song.
Mexican parents apply full-court pressure
I don't know about you people, but whenever I get a wedding invitation, I start to spew chunks all over the fine furnishings of my luxury co-op. What the invite signals is the realization that I'll be flushing away an entire day spent awkwardly standing around in a borrowed suit and gnawing at gener ... More >>
David Paterson's going through a bad punching-bag phase. A new Siena poll shows the Governor viewed unfavorably by 47 percent of New Yorkers and favorably by only 40 percent -- a stunning reversal from even last month, when Siena had him at 54 percent favorability and 30 percent unfavorability. Mean ... More >>
New things to celebrate, and a newly reopened place to celebrate them
Is Elton John actually considered cool these days? And if so, is Almost Famous to blame? In Cameron Crowe's self-mythologizing 2000 picture about fictional rock band Stillwater, the music of Bernie Taupin's mouthpiece figures in a key scene. Riding in the Stillwater tour bus the morning after some b ... More >>
Absolutely not! No more than I am the poster child for rampant heterosexuality! But Palin HAS inspired a top that I feel makes a valid sociopolitical point while blaring a lovely shade of red (as in red states) in your blue face. Check it out--but for gosh sakes don't wear it! It'll make you look so ... More >>
From Coney Island to Rye Playland
Forget the rice. (We're on Atkins.) No his-and-his towels. (Nothing matches in our house.) Just give us Viagraand wish us well
Anne and Flo Wait in the Marriage Line
The Museum of Sex's First Wedding Ceremony