NYT 's Big Gay Celebration

More than 300 same-sex wedding or commitment announcements have appeared in The New York Times in the past seven years -- now many of the featured couples are coming together to commemorate Stonewall.

BY Charles Kaiser

June 02 2009 12:00 AM ET

The night before their
wedding, Van Capelle and Morningstar asked 50 of their guests
to come to the Gay Men's Health Crisis to serve food and make
safe-sex kits. "It was one of the best parts of the entire
weekend," Van Capelle remembers. "Because there at the
table were a priest and a nun. And suddenly our 7-year old
niece starts jumping up and down saying, "I ran out of the
blue ones!'"

"And the nun says,
'Don't worry, dear -- use the purple ones. They're lubricated,
but they do the same thing!'"

"Those are the
moments I'll remember," says Van Capelle.

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