NBC's refusal to allow same-sex couples to apply to the Today Show's "Modern Day Wedding Contest" silence the stories of loving committed couples in our community. GLAAD invites you to apply to us and share your personal story of love. We will compile these stories, share them on our blog and forward them to NBC. By sharing your story and sending an e-mail to producers, you are sending an important message to NBC and all Americans: that gay and lesbian couples deserve the same opportunities to celebrate our love and commitment. Apply here! GLAAD has already received several responses after putting out the call for submissions. New York couple Seanmichael Rodgers and Damien Ramsey were married on March 21st, 2010. How did Damien know Seanmichael was the one? "After a major argument, Seanmichael ran three avenues on 34th Street to tell me that he wasn't giving up on me." Take Action Now!
"Today Show's 'Modern Wedding Contest' should recognize what most fair-minded Americans have already concluded – a wedding celebrates love and commitment, whether the spouses are straight or gay," said Jarrett Barrios, President of the Gay & Lesbian Alliance Against Defamation (GLAAD). "NBC should stop denying gay and lesbian couples the ability to share their stories of love and commitment and open its wedding contest to all couples."Please contact NBC and urge them to open Today's "Modern Day Wedding" Contest to same-sex couples. Call on the network to demonstrate a commitment to fairness and inclusion by providing equal opportunity to qualified gay and straight couples alike. Tell your followers on Twitter: Please RT - Call on @NBC to Open @TodayShow Wedding Contest to Same-Sex Couples http://bit.ly/telltoday (via @glaad) Visit GLAAD's Call to Action Resources Page