Activist and furniture designer Mitchell Gold and his husband, Tim Scofield, are featured in this weekend's New York Times Vows section with a profile of their June 19 wedding in Des Moines, Iowa.
The couple met in Manhattan in 2006. Gold has made a name for himself in the furniture business with his company, Mitchell Gold + Bob Williams. In recent years he's branched out into gay rights activism. His book, Crisis: 40 Stories Revealing the Personal, Social, and Religious Pain and Trauma of Growing Up Gay in America, was released in 2009.
Scofield got his degree in American history from the University of Maryland and spent a decade working at the Smithsonian in Washington. He is now the executive director of the Velvet Foundation, which is dedicated to the formation of a national LGBT museum.
The couple married at the Des Moines Art Center.
Iowa is one of five states with legal same-sex marriage.
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