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Chelsea's Gay Wedding Planner

Chelsea's Gay Wedding Planner


The man Bill and Hillary Clinton hired to plan their daughter Chelsea's wedding is gay.

Boston-based event planner Bryan Rafanelli has been blocked from talking to the media for weeks. The 48-year-old Rafanelli is known for his lavish events, and the Clinton nuptials reportedly cost more than $2 million. points out that Bill Clinton hired a gay man to plan the wedding despite having signed the Defense of Marriage Act.

But this is the latest in a long line of events Rafanelli has planned for the Clintons. In 2004 he planned a party for them during the Democratic National Convention. In 2008 he did a Florida fund-raiser for Hillary Clinton.

During her 2008 presidential bid, Rafanelli's partner, Mark Walsh, served on Hillary Clinton's staff as her director of lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender outreach.

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