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GayTwister Fan Gets His Dream Proposal

GayTwister Fan Gets His Dream Proposal

Gay Storm Chaser

If they don't get to the storm cellar soon, they could end up "over the rainbow." 

If proposing marriage weren't dramatic enough, a meteorologist asked his boyfriend to marry him as a twister bore down in the distance.

Meteorologist and storm chaser Joey Krastel, 27, proposed to his boyfriend, Chris Scott, in Kansas this week.

"The 2 loves of my life," Krastel wrote in an Instagram post about the momentous occasion.

While many might bristle at the idea of such a romantic occasion occurring in the eye of the storm (as it were), Scott and Krastel bonded over their love of storms, according to NBC News.

Scott, 23, began following Krastel on Instagram, where he often posts pictures of storms. Eventually, Scott messaged Krastel and asked if he actually chases the storms in his pictures. Krastel has chased approximately 70 storms, according to NBC.

Krastel, a risk analyst for the Maryland Emergency Management Agency, witnessed his first tornado at the age of 4, and it influenced him for life.

"It was at that moment where I knew everything I wanted to do from then on out," Krastel said. "Every meteorologist has a weather story from when they were little that defined their path."

Meanwhile, Scott's fascination with storms began when he was a young boy watching Twister, the 1996 Helen Hunt-Bill Paxton starrer about storm chasers.

"That's why it was always in the back of my mind to get engaged during storm chasing," Krastel told NBC. "I felt like it would be this perfect way to seal the deal."

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Tracy E. Gilchrist

Tracy E. Gilchrist is the VP, Executive Producer of Entertainment for the Advocate Channel. A media veteran, she writes about the intersections of LGBTQ+ equality and pop culture. Previously, she was the editor-in-chief of The Advocate and the first feminism editor for the 55-year-old brand. In 2017, she launched the company's first podcast, The Advocates. She is an experienced broadcast interviewer, panel moderator, and public speaker who has delivered her talk, "Pandora's Box to Pose: Game-changing Visibility in Film and TV," at universities throughout the country.
Tracy E. Gilchrist is the VP, Executive Producer of Entertainment for the Advocate Channel. A media veteran, she writes about the intersections of LGBTQ+ equality and pop culture. Previously, she was the editor-in-chief of The Advocate and the first feminism editor for the 55-year-old brand. In 2017, she launched the company's first podcast, The Advocates. She is an experienced broadcast interviewer, panel moderator, and public speaker who has delivered her talk, "Pandora's Box to Pose: Game-changing Visibility in Film and TV," at universities throughout the country.